Your Changing Body
Between 18 to 20 weeks your doctor/midwife will schedule you for a "routine ultrasound". This scan is done mainly to look for congenital malformations, adequate fetal growth, and placental position. Gender can often be determined during this scan for those who are eager to know if they should start buying pink or blue! However, sometimes babies don't like to "play nice" and may not be in the right position to see the genitals. For those of you who are eager to learn the sex of your baby this can be very disappointing! You may be able to talk your practitioner into a "quick scan" on another day, some offices even offer scans just for the purpose of determining the sex of your baby; they generally charge $50-75.00 for this.
This is a great website to learn all there is to know about ultrasounds: http://www.ob-ultrasound.net/
Your Growing Baby
You are half way through your pregnancy!
Hello Out There!
"The Waving Baby"http://narod.kmv.ru/ultrasound//
Between 18 and 20 your baby is just the right size to capture some great ultrasound pictures!