Finally, your 12-week scan is here! This pregnancy scan is an important one. It can also be very emotional, so it helps to have a list of questions pre-prepared. It’s easy to forget things when you’re in front of the monitor.
Sep 21, 2020
Ask what clothes you need to take off for the scan. If it’s your first time, there’s no harm in asking.
Ask for a cover-up to protect your modesty! You might want to avoid playsuits or jumpsuit on scan day as they’re a bit exposing.
Ask what they look for in the 12-week scan if they haven’t already had this explained this to you.
Ask if baby is developing normally.
Ask if you are able to get a picture before they start scanning—hospitals often have different policies about printing scans to keep.
Ask the sonographer if they can record the audio of the heartbeat on a phone.
Ask if the fetal heartbeat sounds normal.
Ask about the accuracy of fetal heartbeat phone apps.
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The content on this website is intended as general information for Singaporean residents only and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice from your healthcare practitioner. The HPB recommends that infants start on age-appropriate complementary foods at around 6 months, whilst continuing breastfeeding for up to 2 years or beyond to meet their evolving nutritional requirements. If no longer breastfeeding, toddlers can switch to full cream milk after 12 months. This should be complemented by a good variety of solid foods from the four main food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, meat and alternatives). For more information on the nutritional requirements of infants and young children, please visit www.healthhub.sg/earlynutrition.
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