During pregnancy, many complications may develop, many do’s and don’ts are chalked out to ensure a safe pregnancy. It is advisable to consume as much organic food a possible. Consuming organic food from local sources reduces your exposure to pesticides. Taking folic acid supplements during pregnancy is necessary, taking six hundred micrograms of folic acid is necessary to prevent two main birth defects. Two of the main defects are spina bifida and anencephaly. The doctor advises taking prenatal vitamins once when the pregnancy is detected. These two are neural tube defects, in the spina bifida, the spinal column does not close completely. This usually leads to paralysis in the legs. In anencephaly, most of the skull and the brain do not develop. Scans during different phases of pregnancy are done at 4D Baby Scan Clinic Coventry. Insufficient take folic acid leads to neural tube defects, the genetic and environmental factors are also responsible for these defects.
The scans are conducted as early as six weeks. The due date of delivery is calculated from the LMP or the last date of the period. The scans are conducted as early as the pregnancy is detected at Ultrasound baby Scanning Clinic Coventry. The scan reveals the location of the fetus and the location of the yolk sac. At early weeks the fetus is seen deriving nourishment from the yolk sac, as during the early stage the placenta does not develop during the early stage. The placenta derives the nourishment from the mother, in absence of the placenta during the early days the yolk sac plays the role.
The scan done at about sixteen weeks at Baby Scan Clinic Coventry can reveal the gender of the baby. The gender of the baby can be revealed as early as twelve to thirteen weeks. The baby is seen developing, the arms, legs and, ears are seen developing as tiny parts of the fetus at this stage.
The scan done at a later stage that is twenty weeks reveals the nuchal translucency or the size of the clear tissue at the back of the neck, the fluid at the back of the neck is tested at Ultrasound Baby Scanning Services Coventry. The later scan at twenty-four weeks reveals the 3 D pictures of the baby moving. The whole system is placed at the right place and the abnormalities at this stage are easily detectable by the scan which would otherwise be not detected at all.
The scans were done at the late stage which is as late as twenty-six weeks show the growth and development of the fetus. The amniotic fluid and the placenta are shown well in the late scan.