This scan is a positive experience for most people, but not for everybody as unfortunately sometimes we find a problem with a baby's development.

Whilst this scan is good at detecting most serious problems, it cannot pick up all possible problems with the baby.

It is important to arrive on time for your appointment.

If you are late we will try to accommodate you, but those women arriving on time will be given priority.

This is a basic scan to check your baby's heartbeat and development.

This scan also measures the baby and estimates how many weeks pregnant you are.

Saint Mary's Ultrasound Department is located at the back of main atrium on the Ground Floor, Saint Mary's Hospital.

Trafford General Hospital, Radiology Department is located next to the Urgent Care Centre, Moorside Road, Davyhulme.

The test is offered to all women, but not everyone will choose to have it.

If you choose not to have this scan your choice will be respected and you will be offered a later pregnancy management scan.

For example, only about 60% of heart problems are found.