She has heard that the baby's anencephaly in her first pregnancy could have been detected earlier, at 12 weeks. I always had it in my head that it was going to go wrong, and even with the pregnancy that went on to my son, I still, every time I had a scan, I always thought this is the one where they're going to tell me that the baby has died. Did you know about your family history then, before you went for the scan or did it only come up afterwards when somebody said, 'Oh, yeah, we've got twins too'? Perinatology network -- Ultrasound. She put my mind at rest. Usually, sonographers will ask a senior sonographer colleague to confirm findings and this should be done immediately.
This is the period of time which provides the most accurate assessment.
7 Week Ultrasound
Usually, sonographers will ask a senior sonographer colleague to confirm findings and this should be done immediately. They discovered the baby had died. The decision to screen for Down syndrome, and which screening test to use, is an individual one and is best made in consultation with your specialist. If I have to turn round and tell more than one person in the room that you have a problem with your baby, it's not fair on me. Finding out that, you know, talking to the person, the head radiologist in [city] who dealt with neural tube problems, he said that it could have been picked up from 12 weeks, at the dating scan, if it was being looked for. Now that, you know, you kind of think, 'Well, 12 weeks, that's, okay, that's early, but if I'd known at 12 weeks then I wouldn't have had to go through 8 weeks of not knowing and then have the heartbreak of it at 20 weeks'. Help for sore nipples Breast pain while breastfeeding Lifestyle and breastfeeding Breastfeeding and diet Breastfeeding and medicines Breastfeeding and smoking Breastfeeding and alcohol Going back to work Bottle feeding Bottle feeding advice Sterilising bottles Combining breast and bottle Making up infant formula Types of infant formula Infant formula: