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When to have a doppler growth scan to measure blood flow

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EdininiaMonsoon Wed 01-Jul-20 11:26:52

I recently read that having a doppler scan to measure the blood flow to the placenta can reduce the risk of stillbirth by picking up potential problems that would otherwise be missed.

I've seen one offered locally to me, and it says it should be done between 24 and 36 weeks. I rang to ask when is the best time to have it and they couldn't tell me. I've just spoken to my midwife and got the same answer.

I'm nearly 26 weeks and was going to have a private 28 week scan anyway. Can anyone advise whether that's the best time to have the doppler scan, or is it better to wait until later on? I don't want to do it too early to pick up a problem, but then I don't want to leave it too late to address any problems either... I'm a bit stuck.

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ACatCalledLola Wed 01-Jul-20 23:13:35

I think it’s 32 weeks. I’ve had two at the Fetal Medicine Centre in London at 32 weeks.

ACatCalledLola Wed 01-Jul-20 23:18:23

Here’s a bit of info. There was a panorama programme on it when I was pregnant with dd1. The Professor who did the study works at kings and runs the Fetal Medicine Centre.
< www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/15-doppler-scans-could-save-1900-babies-lives-a-year-says-leading-obstetrician-9763364.html%3famp>

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