Sheffield Private Pregnancy Care

Nuchal Scan

11-13 weeks + 6 days.

The nuchal scan provides a screening for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome and is combined with a blood test.
It is also the first opportunity to reliably examine your baby’s anatomy as it is fully developed at around 12 weeks.

Purpose Of The Nuchal Scan

A nuchal scan will:

  • Check the viability of your pregnancy
  • Confirm the number of babies
  • Take measurements of your baby’s size which will date your pregnancy
  • Screen for Down Syndrome, Edward’s and Patau Syndromes