Your health professional will request a morphology ultrasound during the second trimester as part of standard pre-natal imaging care. This scan is when we access the fetal anatomy for growth, progress and structural integrity and detect any abnormality.
A second trimester ultrasound will involve a transabdominal scan, where an ultrasound probe is placed on the lower abdomen.
During the transabdominal ultrasound, warm gel is applied, and the ultrasound probe is placed on the abdomen. Gentle pressure is applied to obtain clear images of the pelvic organs and foetal anatomy.
Occasionally a transvaginal ultrasound scan may also be required. This involves a small, thin probe being introduced a short distance into the vagina to better view the uterus and ovaries. This is a simple, painless and safe procedure.
Transvaginal scans are completely at the discretion of the patient and written consent is required.
On completion of your examination, you will receive a folio of still and 3D images from the scan.