A mid pregnancy ultrasound usually happens around 20 weeks into your pregnancy. During this ultrasound, your doctor will be checking on your baby’s development, his or her heartbeat, and taking measurements, to make sure that your baby is growing properly.  If your baby is very large, or very small, during this ultrasound, it’s not uncommon for your doctor to give you a new due date.
 
The ultrasound is much like the others you’ve had, but, aside from assuring you that your baby is developing properly, there’s also another exciting development – you will be able to see what your baby looks like! Usually, you will get printed pictures of your baby, that you can show your friends and family – particularly nice if you have a 3D or 4D scan! This is also the scan where the doctor or nurse will be able to tell whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl – unless your baby’s arm or leg is in the way. So if you’re planning to find out what gender your baby is going to be, this is when you’ll do that.
 
baby-names

Latest

Trending

Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.