Up to 14 weeks of pregnancy it is recommended to come for scanning with full bladder to enhance the image quality. So,please make sure you drink 1-2 pints of water or liquid one hour prior to your appointment.
Second trimester scan more informationThe best time for ultrasound scan in second trimester is between 20 and 22 weeks of pregnancy. It is so called 'anatomy or half-pregnancy scan' for baby growth and development assessment. The scan allows to determine baby position in the womb and his well-being.
Except of the above mentioned time frames for pregnancy scanning all pregnant women are welcome to come in at any stage of their pregnancy for reassurance and checking how their pregnancy is progressing.
It is a simple and most-effective way of detecting early changes in the cells of the cervix (neck of the womb). International best practice recommends it as the most effective method of reducing the woman's risk of developing cervical cancer.