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Thursday, June 5, 2014

30 weeks

I dah masuk 30 weeks minggu nie.. 3rd trimester dah..
Sikit je lagi dh leh jumpe Abang..
Mia pun dah tak sabar nak jumpe Abang..
Mia cakap dia happy ada baby even Abang blom kuar..

Kadang-kadang macam besar perut I..
Kadang-kadang macam kecik..
Berat pun naik la 5 kilo jer.. Tu pun kadang drop..
Haishhh... makan okeh-okeh jer..

Now day nie rasa macam penuh je perut..
Abang pun aktif.. I pun tak tau apa dia buat..
Dulu Mia i x de rasa sangat pun.. 
Abang nie rasa nye macam all the time bergerak..
Malam pun tido dah x selesa sangat.. Serba x kene..
Ke faktor umor eh.. Eh.. entahlah.. I redha jer..

Review Abang on 28 weeks ari tue..
Dia tido.. Dokto kejut.. Bangun jugak la dia..
Nampak cam mengeliat.. ish.. 3D nie menakutkan la..
Abis nampak sume.. Dah kene kejut.. dia toleh-toleh x nak tengok.. nie je la nampak..



Nie kata Baby Gaga.. 
I suke nengok gamba dia letak..
Sangat animasi..

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Fetal Development In Week 30

Woohoo! You can finally see the finish line now that you're in the final quarter of the race!!!
Whether you felt like your pregnancy's been flying by or slower than a snail scaling Everest, you've arrived in your thirtieth week and your baby's cookin' beautifully!
In animal news: the fine lanugo hair that covers their little monkey-like body will start falling off this week in preparation for the big day.
Still, don't be too shocked if your baby ape is hairier than you’d anticipated. Some babies keep their lanugo after birth - which is totally normal, and it will fall off eventually.
Checking in on the fat factory: your little porker is getting even cuter with increasingly pudgy arms and legs, thanks to their ever-growing layers of subcutaneous brown fat.
In terms of numbers, your big ol' baby should be weighing in at around 3 pounds 12 ounces (or more!) and be nearly 16 inches long!
Keep up the good work you two!

And How's Mom Doing?

Hey beautiful pregnant woman, have you thought about where you want to have your baby?
There are three basic choices: a hospital, a birthing center, or at home - all of which are perfectly viable and safe options, although there are many benefits to less invasive birthing environments.
Many women don't think about how they want their first birth to go and end up less-than satisfied with their experience - if not downright traumatized and for good reason: labor is often treated as the evil-step child of the pregnancy process.
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InsaAllah.. Minggu nie ktorg plan tuk kenduri sikit.. Sekalilah dengan Tahlil Arwah.. 

Dah Besar

Tak tau nak cakap apa.. 
Ari-ari rasa eh...dah besar dah budak nih...
Apsal la x perasaan dah besar..
Nak-nak kalo tengok dia tido..
Rasa macam nak sama panjang ngan I..
Dady pun cakap.. dah sama besar ngan U yang.. 

Nowdays nie dah tak suke sangat i amek gamba dia..
Dia cakap nanti i upload lam FB.. 
I cakap x lah dalam blog jer...
Nanti dah besar U bleh tengok..

Nak amek gamba dia kene mintak izin dia..
Kalo mood dia baik.. Dia kasi..
Kalo x, merasa la amokkan dia..

I pun dah janji tak nak upload gamba dia yang memalukan dia..
I letak gamba yang okeh-okeh jer..
Yang comel2 jer.. 

Nie Mia g ikut Dady ngan Angah anta Naqib nikah.. 
I keje.. Ermmmm...



Tetiba jer ikut Atok blek kampong.. Haishhh...


X apsal kene ambik dia.. 

Lately nih dia manje telebih.. asik nak majuk jer..
Nak tido asik pun.. asik la.. Hug la adik.. Hug la adik..
Dah hug asik la meraba.. Haishhh... 

Senaman

Perubahan hormon menjadi kan i lebih malas kut..
Tengok track blog.. Sebulan satu entry jer.. adehhh...

Rasa macam banyak cite.. tapi its gone just just in a blink eyes..
Cliche sangat alasan..

Last month kut.. Sudden je dpt call dari cikgu Mia.. Bagi tau Mia kene asthma attack.. 
Cam biasa.. I rasa jantung i dh duduk atas table instead lam badan..
Cikgu suh amek Mia.. Tanya keadaan dia.. Cikgu kata getting better.. 
Check schedule i.. OMG i ada visitor teringat Yang ada keje.. 
Try mintak Yang blek dulu.. amek Mia anta klinik amek neb..
Alhamdullilah Yang bole blek.. So i kat opis dulu kalo x okeh i plak blek..
So far so good.. Mia ckp dia senaman.. Lari satu padang..
Biasa leeee budak2 kan.. Dia rasa cam best lari ramai-ramai.. So dia pun beria lari..
Lupe yg dia semput.. Tengah lari dia cakap dia x leh breath.. 
Alaaahai anaaaakkk... 


 
Nak roboh jantung I.. nengok dia.. Peace sangat eh.. 
End up Mia rehat kat umah ngn dady.. Momy stuck kat opis.. 
Sedeh... 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Selfie

Scroll..
Scroll..
Scroll..

Found this little lady selfie..

Dengan pipi extra yis telebih naik.. Nose yg small.. Mia berjaya selfie.. 



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mia & Abang

Last week check up Abang.. Gyna review report tuk Fetal Anomaly Screening.

Alhamdullilah... Semua on track.. Abang ikut perkembangan yang dijangkakkan.. Aktif.. Sihat.. So far all internal organ pun berfungsi dengan baik.. 

Setiap kali check up.. Abang pun bg kerjasama.. x sembunyikan apa-apa.. 

Ianya dah cukup untuk I rasa selesa dan selamat berkongsi tubuh bersama Abang.. :-)

Me olso enjoy this pregnancy.. Even I dah macam traktor bergerak.. Ada masa nak bangun duduk rs macam nenek tua.. Hahaha..

Jom tengok Abang.. :-)


Pipi Abang x tembam mcm Mia.. Hehehe..

Jom tengok Mia pulak..



Ikut I g keje.. Kemain happy.. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fetal Anomaly Scan

Fetal Anomaly Scan.

Disebabkan last pregnancy I ada masalah sikit (bule refer sini Memories) .. So kali nie I under closed Gyna supervise. Follow je sume advice dia.. End up he come with this "Fetal Anomaly Scan"..

Terus i blur... apa tue?? Okeh I paste dari Baby Center. I pun paham lepas dokto explain.. berserta bantuan encik gugel.. 

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What is an anomaly scan?


An anomaly scan takes a close look at your baby and your uterus (womb). The person carrying out the scan (sonographer) will check that your baby is developing normally, and she’ll look at where the placenta is lying in your uterus.

You will be offered the scan, also called a mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan, when you are between 18 weeks and 20 weeks plus six days pregnant. 

Baby at 20 weeks
The image on the right shows a baby's face and hands at 20 weeks, and gives you an idea of what you will be able to see at this scan. 

Seeing your baby on a screen can be a really exciting event. You can also take your partner, friend or family member along to share the experience with you. 

The main purpose of the scan is to check that your baby is developing normally, rather than whether you're expecting a boy or girl. However, you may want to know your baby's gender, or ask for a photo of your scan. 

Bear in mind that the scan's main purpose is to check that your baby is developing normally, rather than whether you're expecting a boy or girl. Sometimes excess wind or having too much tummy fat obscures the view, so it’s hard to tell a baby's gender accurately. And some hospitals have a policy of not telling parents-to-be, to prevent mistakes from happening. Ask your midwife about your hospital's policy.

Do I have to have an anomaly scan?


It's up to you. Early in your pregnancy your midwife should give you written information about why the scan is being offered, how it will help, and what it won't be able to tell you. This will allow you time to decide whether or not you would like the scan.

What will I be able to see on the scan?


Most hospitals allow you to watch the scan, which takes about 20 minutes, as it is being performed. If you haven't already had a scan in your pregnancy, the sonographer will check that there is only one baby, and confirm your due date

The sonographer will point out your baby's heartbeat and parts of his body, such as his face and hands, before looking at him in detail. It may be hard for you to make out your baby's organs, as the sonographer will look at them as a cross section. 

Your baby's bones will appear white on the scan, and his soft tissue will look grey and speckled. The amniotic fluid surrounding your baby will look black.

After you’ve seen your baby on the screen, some sonographers will turn the screen away for the rest of the scan, and show you views at the end. Some hospitals have a second monitor at the foot of the couch, so you can watch the entire scan.

Can I have a photo of my scan?


Most hospitals will allow you to buy a picture of your baby. These pictures cost between £3 and £5, depending on the hospital. These will probably be printed on thermal paper which is heat-sensitive, so you shouldn't laminate them. 

Make sure you tell your sonographer how many pictures you would like before you have the scan. If you want copies, scan them into a computer, or photocopy them.

What will the sonographer look at on my scan?


The sonographer will examine all your baby's organs and take measurements. She will look at:

  • The shape and structure of your baby's head. At this stage severe brain problems, which happen very rarely, are visible.
  • Your baby's face, to check for a cleft lip. Cleft palates inside a baby's mouth are hard to see and are not often picked up.
  • Your baby's spine, both along its length, and in cross section, to make sure that all the bones align, and that the skin covers the spine at the back.
  • Your baby's abdominal wall, to make sure it covers all the internal organs at the front, as well as check the placenta, umbilical cord and the amniotic fluid (FASP 2012b).
  • Your baby's heart. The top two chambers (atria) and the bottom two chambers (ventricles) should be equal in size. The valves should open and close with each heartbeat. Your sonographer will also examine the major veins and arteries which carry blood to and from your baby’s heart (FASP 2012a).
  • Your baby's stomach. Your baby swallows some of the amniotic fluid that he lies in, which is seen in his stomach as a black bubble.
  • Your baby's kidneys. The sonographer will check that your baby has two kidneys, and that urine flows freely into his bladder. If your baby's bladder is empty, it should fill up during the scan and be easy to see. Your baby has been doing a wee every half an hour or so for some months now!
  • Your baby's arms, legs, hands and feet. The sonographer will look at your baby's fingers and toes, but not count them.

The placenta may be on the front wall (anterior) or the back wall of your uterus (posterior), usually near the top (or fundus). If the placenta is near the top, it may be described as fundal on your scan notes. 

The placenta will be described as low if it reaches down to or covers the neck of your uterus (your cervix). If the placenta is lying low in your uterus, you'll have another scan in the third trimester to check its position. By then, it's likely the placenta will have moved away from your cervix.

It is possible to count the three blood vessels (two arteries and a single vein) in the umbilical cord, but your sonographer may not do this. It's not routine procedure. She will check to see that's there's enough amniotic fluid for your baby to move freely, though.

During the scan, the sonographer will measure parts of your baby's body, to see how well he is growing. The sonographer will measure your baby's:


  • head circumference (HC)
  • abdominal circumference (AC)
  • thigh bone (femur) (FL)

The measurements should match up to what's expected for your baby, depending on when his due date is. The due date will have been established at your dating scan. If your anomaly scan is the first scan you've had, it will be used to establish a due date.

Which abnormalities can be seen on the scan?


Sonographers have a list of conditions to look out for. The conditions are either very serious, which may mean that a baby can't survive, or they may be treatable conditions, once your baby is born. 

If the condition is treatable, it will help the hospital team to know in advance, so they can make sure your baby has the right care as soon as he's born.

Some conditions are easier to spot than others, and some are hard to see at all. Most of the conditions on the list are very rare. Here's the list of conditions, and the percentage chance of your sonographer seeing each one, if your baby has it:

  • absence of the top of the head (anencephaly): 98 per cent
  • cleft lip: 75 per cent
  • defect of the abdominal wall, where the bowel and liver protrude (exomphalos): 80 per cent
  • defect of the abdominal wall, where the intestines protrude (gastroschisis): 98 per cent
  • missing or very short limbs: 90 per cent
  • defect of the spinal cord (spina bifida): 90 per cent
  • major kidney problems (missing or abnormal kidneys): 84 per cent
  • hole in the muscle separating chest and abdomen (diaphragmatic hernia): 60 per cent
  • excess fluid within the brain (hydrocephalus): 60 per cent
  • Edwards' syndrome or Patau's syndrome (chromosomal abnormalities): 95 per cent
  • major heart problems (defects of chambers, valves or vessels): 50 per cent

Some conditions, including heart defects and bowel obstructions, may not be seen until later in your pregnancy. Having an anomaly scan will most likely rule out all these conditions, as the vast majority of babies are born healthy. 

What if there are signs of a problem on my scan?


Most problems that need repeat scanning are not serious. About 15 per cent of scans will be done again for one reason or another. 

The most common reason is that the sonographer has not seen everything she needs to see. This may be because your baby is not lying in a good position, or that you are a bit overweight, in which case the scan should be repeated at 23 weeks. 

If your sonographer finds or suspects a problem, you will be told straight away. You should have an appointment for a scan with a fetal medicine specialist within 72 hours. 

If doctors suspect that your baby has a heart problem, you will be asked to come in for a fetal echo scan. The fetal echo scan will take a detailed look at your baby's heart.

If any scan reveals a serious problem, you should be given plenty of support to guide you through all the options. Though serious problems are rare, some families are faced with the most difficult decision of all, whether to continue with the pregnancy

Other problems may mean that your baby needs surgery or treatment after birth, or even surgery while he is still in your uterus (womb). There will be a whole range of people to support you through this, including midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians, physiotherapists and the hospital chaplain.


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Hah.. Okeh.. Faham kan... I highlight BLUE tue major info kenapa kene ambik this Fetal Anomaly Scan nih..

Since kat JB nih kepakaran tuk machine nih.. Option yang Gyna I bagi ialah kat Ampang & Singapore.. Selepas dikira.. tolak tambah.. I setuju g buat kat SGH.. Jauh la nak g ampang.. Singapore je senang kejap jer..


I meet this wonderful Gyna.. Planty thanks to her with her clear explanation. I puas hati sangat.  Gratitude to Allah..


Dr. Tan Wei Ching

Senior Consultant
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
MBBS (S'pore), MRCOG (UK), FAMS

Dr Tan Wei Ching graduated from NUS in 1997 and became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) in 1999 and received the Advanced Diploma in Obstetric Ultrasound from the Royal College of O & G (UK) in 2005. After becoming an accredited specialist in O&G in 2005, she spent 2 years in the United Kingdom training in her subspecialty of interest - Fetal Medicine.
In addition to performing deliveries and general gynaecological operations such as cystectomy, myomectomy and hysterectomy, she coordinates the Down Syndrome Screening Programme within the department and perform invasive procedures such as chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis for certain high risk pregnancies. She is certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK) to perform first trimester screening for Down Syndrome and continue to pursue research and breakthroughs in this area.
Dokto nih catch moment for Baby.. I panggil Baby nih 'Abang'.. Sweet jer Dady panggil dia Abang.. Okeh.. Abang yea.. 
Jom tengok Abang... 

Hai Abang.. Momy & Dady nampak nose U.. Mouth U.. We see all over of your.. Even U enjoy beriadah dalam uterus Momy.. Alhamdullilah.. Abang sihat seperti normal nya perkembangan seusia Abang.. Enjoy your womb time.. and See you soon..
Alhamdullilah... Semuanya kelihatan sangat baik.. I akan meet my Gyna again next week for review Fetak Anomaly Scan.. Mudah-mudahan semuanya baik-baik belaka.. InsaAllah..

***Mesti ada yang tanya berapa cost I amek this Fetal Anomaly Scan.. I amek kat SGH.. Since i ada lah Malaysian.. So i x dapat enjoy any discount yea.. I bayar full amount. Its cost me SGD177.90 convert la currency semasa.. I kene SGD1=RM2.60 ari tue.. Convert sendiri yea.. :-)

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

30 weeks

I dah masuk 30 weeks minggu nie.. 3rd trimester dah..
Sikit je lagi dh leh jumpe Abang..
Mia pun dah tak sabar nak jumpe Abang..
Mia cakap dia happy ada baby even Abang blom kuar..

Kadang-kadang macam besar perut I..
Kadang-kadang macam kecik..
Berat pun naik la 5 kilo jer.. Tu pun kadang drop..
Haishhh... makan okeh-okeh jer..

Now day nie rasa macam penuh je perut..
Abang pun aktif.. I pun tak tau apa dia buat..
Dulu Mia i x de rasa sangat pun.. 
Abang nie rasa nye macam all the time bergerak..
Malam pun tido dah x selesa sangat.. Serba x kene..
Ke faktor umor eh.. Eh.. entahlah.. I redha jer..

Review Abang on 28 weeks ari tue..
Dia tido.. Dokto kejut.. Bangun jugak la dia..
Nampak cam mengeliat.. ish.. 3D nie menakutkan la..
Abis nampak sume.. Dah kene kejut.. dia toleh-toleh x nak tengok.. nie je la nampak..



Nie kata Baby Gaga.. 
I suke nengok gamba dia letak..
Sangat animasi..

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Fetal Development In Week 30

Woohoo! You can finally see the finish line now that you're in the final quarter of the race!!!
Whether you felt like your pregnancy's been flying by or slower than a snail scaling Everest, you've arrived in your thirtieth week and your baby's cookin' beautifully!
In animal news: the fine lanugo hair that covers their little monkey-like body will start falling off this week in preparation for the big day.
Still, don't be too shocked if your baby ape is hairier than you’d anticipated. Some babies keep their lanugo after birth - which is totally normal, and it will fall off eventually.
Checking in on the fat factory: your little porker is getting even cuter with increasingly pudgy arms and legs, thanks to their ever-growing layers of subcutaneous brown fat.
In terms of numbers, your big ol' baby should be weighing in at around 3 pounds 12 ounces (or more!) and be nearly 16 inches long!
Keep up the good work you two!

And How's Mom Doing?

Hey beautiful pregnant woman, have you thought about where you want to have your baby?
There are three basic choices: a hospital, a birthing center, or at home - all of which are perfectly viable and safe options, although there are many benefits to less invasive birthing environments.
Many women don't think about how they want their first birth to go and end up less-than satisfied with their experience - if not downright traumatized and for good reason: labor is often treated as the evil-step child of the pregnancy process.
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InsaAllah.. Minggu nie ktorg plan tuk kenduri sikit.. Sekalilah dengan Tahlil Arwah.. 

Dah Besar

Tak tau nak cakap apa.. 
Ari-ari rasa eh...dah besar dah budak nih...
Apsal la x perasaan dah besar..
Nak-nak kalo tengok dia tido..
Rasa macam nak sama panjang ngan I..
Dady pun cakap.. dah sama besar ngan U yang.. 

Nowdays nie dah tak suke sangat i amek gamba dia..
Dia cakap nanti i upload lam FB.. 
I cakap x lah dalam blog jer...
Nanti dah besar U bleh tengok..

Nak amek gamba dia kene mintak izin dia..
Kalo mood dia baik.. Dia kasi..
Kalo x, merasa la amokkan dia..

I pun dah janji tak nak upload gamba dia yang memalukan dia..
I letak gamba yang okeh-okeh jer..
Yang comel2 jer.. 

Nie Mia g ikut Dady ngan Angah anta Naqib nikah.. 
I keje.. Ermmmm...



Tetiba jer ikut Atok blek kampong.. Haishhh...


X apsal kene ambik dia.. 

Lately nih dia manje telebih.. asik nak majuk jer..
Nak tido asik pun.. asik la.. Hug la adik.. Hug la adik..
Dah hug asik la meraba.. Haishhh... 

Senaman

Perubahan hormon menjadi kan i lebih malas kut..
Tengok track blog.. Sebulan satu entry jer.. adehhh...

Rasa macam banyak cite.. tapi its gone just just in a blink eyes..
Cliche sangat alasan..

Last month kut.. Sudden je dpt call dari cikgu Mia.. Bagi tau Mia kene asthma attack.. 
Cam biasa.. I rasa jantung i dh duduk atas table instead lam badan..
Cikgu suh amek Mia.. Tanya keadaan dia.. Cikgu kata getting better.. 
Check schedule i.. OMG i ada visitor teringat Yang ada keje.. 
Try mintak Yang blek dulu.. amek Mia anta klinik amek neb..
Alhamdullilah Yang bole blek.. So i kat opis dulu kalo x okeh i plak blek..
So far so good.. Mia ckp dia senaman.. Lari satu padang..
Biasa leeee budak2 kan.. Dia rasa cam best lari ramai-ramai.. So dia pun beria lari..
Lupe yg dia semput.. Tengah lari dia cakap dia x leh breath.. 
Alaaahai anaaaakkk... 


 
Nak roboh jantung I.. nengok dia.. Peace sangat eh.. 
End up Mia rehat kat umah ngn dady.. Momy stuck kat opis.. 
Sedeh... 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Selfie

Scroll..
Scroll..
Scroll..

Found this little lady selfie..

Dengan pipi extra yis telebih naik.. Nose yg small.. Mia berjaya selfie.. 



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mia & Abang

Last week check up Abang.. Gyna review report tuk Fetal Anomaly Screening.

Alhamdullilah... Semua on track.. Abang ikut perkembangan yang dijangkakkan.. Aktif.. Sihat.. So far all internal organ pun berfungsi dengan baik.. 

Setiap kali check up.. Abang pun bg kerjasama.. x sembunyikan apa-apa.. 

Ianya dah cukup untuk I rasa selesa dan selamat berkongsi tubuh bersama Abang.. :-)

Me olso enjoy this pregnancy.. Even I dah macam traktor bergerak.. Ada masa nak bangun duduk rs macam nenek tua.. Hahaha..

Jom tengok Abang.. :-)


Pipi Abang x tembam mcm Mia.. Hehehe..

Jom tengok Mia pulak..



Ikut I g keje.. Kemain happy.. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fetal Anomaly Scan

Fetal Anomaly Scan.

Disebabkan last pregnancy I ada masalah sikit (bule refer sini Memories) .. So kali nie I under closed Gyna supervise. Follow je sume advice dia.. End up he come with this "Fetal Anomaly Scan"..

Terus i blur... apa tue?? Okeh I paste dari Baby Center. I pun paham lepas dokto explain.. berserta bantuan encik gugel.. 

____________________________________________________________________

What is an anomaly scan?


An anomaly scan takes a close look at your baby and your uterus (womb). The person carrying out the scan (sonographer) will check that your baby is developing normally, and she’ll look at where the placenta is lying in your uterus.

You will be offered the scan, also called a mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan, when you are between 18 weeks and 20 weeks plus six days pregnant. 

Baby at 20 weeks
The image on the right shows a baby's face and hands at 20 weeks, and gives you an idea of what you will be able to see at this scan. 

Seeing your baby on a screen can be a really exciting event. You can also take your partner, friend or family member along to share the experience with you. 

The main purpose of the scan is to check that your baby is developing normally, rather than whether you're expecting a boy or girl. However, you may want to know your baby's gender, or ask for a photo of your scan. 

Bear in mind that the scan's main purpose is to check that your baby is developing normally, rather than whether you're expecting a boy or girl. Sometimes excess wind or having too much tummy fat obscures the view, so it’s hard to tell a baby's gender accurately. And some hospitals have a policy of not telling parents-to-be, to prevent mistakes from happening. Ask your midwife about your hospital's policy.

Do I have to have an anomaly scan?


It's up to you. Early in your pregnancy your midwife should give you written information about why the scan is being offered, how it will help, and what it won't be able to tell you. This will allow you time to decide whether or not you would like the scan.

What will I be able to see on the scan?


Most hospitals allow you to watch the scan, which takes about 20 minutes, as it is being performed. If you haven't already had a scan in your pregnancy, the sonographer will check that there is only one baby, and confirm your due date

The sonographer will point out your baby's heartbeat and parts of his body, such as his face and hands, before looking at him in detail. It may be hard for you to make out your baby's organs, as the sonographer will look at them as a cross section. 

Your baby's bones will appear white on the scan, and his soft tissue will look grey and speckled. The amniotic fluid surrounding your baby will look black.

After you’ve seen your baby on the screen, some sonographers will turn the screen away for the rest of the scan, and show you views at the end. Some hospitals have a second monitor at the foot of the couch, so you can watch the entire scan.

Can I have a photo of my scan?


Most hospitals will allow you to buy a picture of your baby. These pictures cost between £3 and £5, depending on the hospital. These will probably be printed on thermal paper which is heat-sensitive, so you shouldn't laminate them. 

Make sure you tell your sonographer how many pictures you would like before you have the scan. If you want copies, scan them into a computer, or photocopy them.

What will the sonographer look at on my scan?


The sonographer will examine all your baby's organs and take measurements. She will look at:

  • The shape and structure of your baby's head. At this stage severe brain problems, which happen very rarely, are visible.
  • Your baby's face, to check for a cleft lip. Cleft palates inside a baby's mouth are hard to see and are not often picked up.
  • Your baby's spine, both along its length, and in cross section, to make sure that all the bones align, and that the skin covers the spine at the back.
  • Your baby's abdominal wall, to make sure it covers all the internal organs at the front, as well as check the placenta, umbilical cord and the amniotic fluid (FASP 2012b).
  • Your baby's heart. The top two chambers (atria) and the bottom two chambers (ventricles) should be equal in size. The valves should open and close with each heartbeat. Your sonographer will also examine the major veins and arteries which carry blood to and from your baby’s heart (FASP 2012a).
  • Your baby's stomach. Your baby swallows some of the amniotic fluid that he lies in, which is seen in his stomach as a black bubble.
  • Your baby's kidneys. The sonographer will check that your baby has two kidneys, and that urine flows freely into his bladder. If your baby's bladder is empty, it should fill up during the scan and be easy to see. Your baby has been doing a wee every half an hour or so for some months now!
  • Your baby's arms, legs, hands and feet. The sonographer will look at your baby's fingers and toes, but not count them.

The placenta may be on the front wall (anterior) or the back wall of your uterus (posterior), usually near the top (or fundus). If the placenta is near the top, it may be described as fundal on your scan notes. 

The placenta will be described as low if it reaches down to or covers the neck of your uterus (your cervix). If the placenta is lying low in your uterus, you'll have another scan in the third trimester to check its position. By then, it's likely the placenta will have moved away from your cervix.

It is possible to count the three blood vessels (two arteries and a single vein) in the umbilical cord, but your sonographer may not do this. It's not routine procedure. She will check to see that's there's enough amniotic fluid for your baby to move freely, though.

During the scan, the sonographer will measure parts of your baby's body, to see how well he is growing. The sonographer will measure your baby's:


  • head circumference (HC)
  • abdominal circumference (AC)
  • thigh bone (femur) (FL)

The measurements should match up to what's expected for your baby, depending on when his due date is. The due date will have been established at your dating scan. If your anomaly scan is the first scan you've had, it will be used to establish a due date.

Which abnormalities can be seen on the scan?


Sonographers have a list of conditions to look out for. The conditions are either very serious, which may mean that a baby can't survive, or they may be treatable conditions, once your baby is born. 

If the condition is treatable, it will help the hospital team to know in advance, so they can make sure your baby has the right care as soon as he's born.

Some conditions are easier to spot than others, and some are hard to see at all. Most of the conditions on the list are very rare. Here's the list of conditions, and the percentage chance of your sonographer seeing each one, if your baby has it:

  • absence of the top of the head (anencephaly): 98 per cent
  • cleft lip: 75 per cent
  • defect of the abdominal wall, where the bowel and liver protrude (exomphalos): 80 per cent
  • defect of the abdominal wall, where the intestines protrude (gastroschisis): 98 per cent
  • missing or very short limbs: 90 per cent
  • defect of the spinal cord (spina bifida): 90 per cent
  • major kidney problems (missing or abnormal kidneys): 84 per cent
  • hole in the muscle separating chest and abdomen (diaphragmatic hernia): 60 per cent
  • excess fluid within the brain (hydrocephalus): 60 per cent
  • Edwards' syndrome or Patau's syndrome (chromosomal abnormalities): 95 per cent
  • major heart problems (defects of chambers, valves or vessels): 50 per cent

Some conditions, including heart defects and bowel obstructions, may not be seen until later in your pregnancy. Having an anomaly scan will most likely rule out all these conditions, as the vast majority of babies are born healthy. 

What if there are signs of a problem on my scan?


Most problems that need repeat scanning are not serious. About 15 per cent of scans will be done again for one reason or another. 

The most common reason is that the sonographer has not seen everything she needs to see. This may be because your baby is not lying in a good position, or that you are a bit overweight, in which case the scan should be repeated at 23 weeks. 

If your sonographer finds or suspects a problem, you will be told straight away. You should have an appointment for a scan with a fetal medicine specialist within 72 hours. 

If doctors suspect that your baby has a heart problem, you will be asked to come in for a fetal echo scan. The fetal echo scan will take a detailed look at your baby's heart.

If any scan reveals a serious problem, you should be given plenty of support to guide you through all the options. Though serious problems are rare, some families are faced with the most difficult decision of all, whether to continue with the pregnancy

Other problems may mean that your baby needs surgery or treatment after birth, or even surgery while he is still in your uterus (womb). There will be a whole range of people to support you through this, including midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians, physiotherapists and the hospital chaplain.


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Hah.. Okeh.. Faham kan... I highlight BLUE tue major info kenapa kene ambik this Fetal Anomaly Scan nih..

Since kat JB nih kepakaran tuk machine nih.. Option yang Gyna I bagi ialah kat Ampang & Singapore.. Selepas dikira.. tolak tambah.. I setuju g buat kat SGH.. Jauh la nak g ampang.. Singapore je senang kejap jer..


I meet this wonderful Gyna.. Planty thanks to her with her clear explanation. I puas hati sangat.  Gratitude to Allah..


Dr. Tan Wei Ching

Senior Consultant
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
MBBS (S'pore), MRCOG (UK), FAMS

Dr Tan Wei Ching graduated from NUS in 1997 and became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) in 1999 and received the Advanced Diploma in Obstetric Ultrasound from the Royal College of O & G (UK) in 2005. After becoming an accredited specialist in O&G in 2005, she spent 2 years in the United Kingdom training in her subspecialty of interest - Fetal Medicine.
In addition to performing deliveries and general gynaecological operations such as cystectomy, myomectomy and hysterectomy, she coordinates the Down Syndrome Screening Programme within the department and perform invasive procedures such as chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis for certain high risk pregnancies. She is certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK) to perform first trimester screening for Down Syndrome and continue to pursue research and breakthroughs in this area.
Dokto nih catch moment for Baby.. I panggil Baby nih 'Abang'.. Sweet jer Dady panggil dia Abang.. Okeh.. Abang yea.. 
Jom tengok Abang... 

Hai Abang.. Momy & Dady nampak nose U.. Mouth U.. We see all over of your.. Even U enjoy beriadah dalam uterus Momy.. Alhamdullilah.. Abang sihat seperti normal nya perkembangan seusia Abang.. Enjoy your womb time.. and See you soon..
Alhamdullilah... Semuanya kelihatan sangat baik.. I akan meet my Gyna again next week for review Fetak Anomaly Scan.. Mudah-mudahan semuanya baik-baik belaka.. InsaAllah..

***Mesti ada yang tanya berapa cost I amek this Fetal Anomaly Scan.. I amek kat SGH.. Since i ada lah Malaysian.. So i x dapat enjoy any discount yea.. I bayar full amount. Its cost me SGD177.90 convert la currency semasa.. I kene SGD1=RM2.60 ari tue.. Convert sendiri yea.. :-)