Just what the title says really! I've had a little fight with my ultrasound deparmtent becasue they say they dont do the anomoly scan before 20 weeks (optimum time 20 - 22 weeks) because the fetus tends not to be in the right positon and not everyhting has developed propoerly. However, the guidelines say optimum time is 18 - 20+6...
We are going on holiday for the whole of my optimum time and have had to fight to get a scan before 20 weeks - i will be 19+2 by LMP but 19+5 by dating scan (hospital going on LMP) - which they have agreed to reluctantly but said that i might have to come back later to be re-scanned.
Where I live it's at 21w. I know someone who's antenatal care is in London and she had hers at 24w. Not a lot you could do then if, God forbid, something was wrong. I happended to have a full anomoly scan at 18w too for other reasons and baby certainly seemed developed enough for them to do their stuff.
19 +1 sorry - it was brought forward for some unknown reason (but I was very grateful) I am finding that everything depends on where you live in england as to what guidelines they have. But, scan was fine anyway.
I had my scan at 20 weeks then had to go back last week at 22 weeks so they could complete the scan. The sonographer was training a student and said to them that 20 weeks can still be too early. I am expectig twins though so that had complicated matters slightly.
HI Ladies, Thanks so much for all your replies! And i am a little reassured that others have had an 'early' scan and everything has been clear. It's so strange how different trusts have different time frames to do the scans in isn't it? You'd think that there was a agreed weeks + days but it really doesn't seem to work like that!
Hello, hope I'm not too late to add to this. I was told that it should be after 20 weeks but I had mine at 19+5 because I was going on holiday for three weeks. The hospital were fine with it. There was no problem doing all of the checks.