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The sonographer will take a detailed look at your baby’s heart, brain, bones, spinal cord, face, kidneys and abdomen to check for a range of conditions.

Not all problems can be detected by the anomaly scan, but if the sonographer sees any cause for concern, you’ll be told there and then.

It has extensive online advice and a helpline that you can call to help you understand the information the midwives and doctors have given you and make the right decisions for you and your family.

While 18% of people who completed our survey paid under £50, 5% spent more than £250.While the gel might be a bit cold, the scans are completely painless.The probe sends out ultrasound waves – sound waves with a frequency higher than the human ear is able to hear – to produce images of your baby, which the sonographer studies on a screen.It’s always upsetting if antenatal screening tests or scans uncover a problem, but support is available from doctors, midwives or specialist support groups.The established charity ARC, which stands for Antenatal Results and Choices, can provide information and support.

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