Ultrasound baby scans in pregnancy

Trish Chudleigh

Lead Sonographer and Advanced Practitioner Manager
Trish Chudleigh
All women are offered ultrasound examinations (scans) during their pregnancy to provide an estimated date of delivery, to see if they are having more than one baby and also to detect any problems.

Last year, our sonographers at the Rosie hospital performed 22,000 scans. In order to meet the demand for scans the clinic has a tight appointment schedule and it is therefore very important that you arrive in time. If you arrive late, we may not be able to scan you and may have to reschedule your appointment.

The dating scan and detailed anomaly scan are offered to all women, but you don't have to accept them. Your choice will be respected if you decide not to have the scans, and you'll be given the chance to discuss it with your maternity team before making your decision.