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Your choice will be respected if you decide not to have the scans, and you'll be given the chance to discuss it with your maternity team before making your decision.
Since November 2010, the Rosie hospital has offered all women screening for Down’s syndrome at their first routine scan.
Most scans are carried out by specially trained staff called sonographers.
The procedure is carried out in a dimly lit room so the sonographer is able to get good images of your baby. You will then be asked to lower your skirt or trousers to your hips and raise your top to your chest.
The scan only looks for these problems and cannot find everything that might be wrong.
The scan checks for major physical abnormalities in your baby, although it can't pick up every problem.
The anomaly scan is carried out in the same way as the dating scan, with gel on your tummy and the sonographer passing the ultrasound device backwards and forwards over your skin.
You may need to have a full bladder for this scan, as this makes the ultrasound image clearer.
You can ask your midwife or doctor before the scan if this is the case. Find out more about what happens during a pregnancy ultrasound scan.
If you arrive late, we may not be able to scan you and may have to reschedule your appointment.