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This measurement (the nuchal measurement) together with your age, weight and blood test results will calculate a risk for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome.
The formal results of the risk assessment will be available within 2 hours (pending the pathology results) and can then be discussed with your obstetrician.
Some baby's are in a great position for us to be able to take their photo, other babies are shy and like to hide behind their hands and feet, the umbilical cord or the placenta which can make it a little difficult to get a clear 3D image.
Don't be discouraged if your images are not front on or as clear as you hoped due to the above factors, the most important part of the scan is the assessment of your baby's growth and wellbeing and we will do our best to ensure you still have some images of your baby to go home with to show your family and friends.
A second trimester morphology ultrasound is performed between 18-20 weeks and is a detailed scan of your developing baby.
During a morphology scan we are able to assess your baby's anatomy and structure including looking at the baby's head and brain, their face, internal organs including heart, kidneys, bladder, stomach.
Vincenzo Berghella, director of maternal fetal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia."This is something that is easily implementable tomorrow if people wanted," Berghella told Live Science.
Unfortunately as your baby is still very small it is not possible at this stage to assess the gender of the baby.
The most important part of the examination is to measure the fluid behind the baby's neck.
Guessing game, waiting game Though most women are given an official due date, it is often just a rough estimate.
Only 5 percent of women deliver on their due date, according to American Academy of Pediatrics.
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