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Late anomaly scan - should I be concerned?

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Daffodilly Sat 20-Sep-08 20:06:42

I will be 20 weeks pg next this coming Wednesday. However we go on holiday on Thursday for 2.5 weeks and my anomaly scan is booked for a few days after we get back when I will be almost 23 weeks.

I am concerned that this is quite late - what if they find a major problem at this late stage? No reason to think so - but now I have got the idea into my head I can't stop worrying about it.

Would you request an earlier scan - or will hosp think I am just being difficult?

Ledodgy Sat 20-Sep-08 20:07:29

I don't think i've ever had m 20 week scan at exactly 20 weeks. 20 weeks is just a guidline, it will be fine. smile

whomovedmychocolate Sat 20-Sep-08 20:18:49

Daffodilly - actually while the cut-off rate for elective termination is 24 weeks with major problems in practice they will abort much later (sorry I know this is a horrible thing to think about but since you asked).

jammydodger Sat 20-Sep-08 20:20:20

In Edinburgh where I had my 2 babies, they don't do any kind of scan unless an emergency after 12 weeks. So personally I wouldn't worry - although that's not very helpful probably grin.

EffiePerine Sat 20-Sep-08 20:20:39

I think the timing of the first 12 week scan is more important, esp if you are having the nuchal screening.

Kat172 Sat 20-Sep-08 21:40:09

i had mine at 20 weeks and had to go back at 23 cause they couldnt get measurements hunny ,

Daffodilly Sun 21-Sep-08 13:04:22

Thanks for all the replies - I am just being all paranoid and hormonal (again)!

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