At week 18, your doctor will call you for level 2 ultrasound to check the major developments in your baby. During this ultrasound, you will be able to see your baby more clearly and you will be able to distinguish his organs more clearly now. You will be able to hear the heartbeat as well and doctor will check for the developing spine of the baby for its regular growth. At this stage, your baby has developed a thin layer of fat under the skin to keep himself warm and you can also see the cleft lip of your baby. The chambers and valve of your baby’s heart will be examined properly and stomach and kidney functioning will also be checked. The doctor will also check your placenta’s position confirming that it is not lying low and is placed in your uterus. There will be a check on the thickness of umbilical cord and amount of amniotic fluid as well.
The doctor will also take the few measurements of your baby’s head, abdomen, and thigh bones to make sure that the baby is growing at a normal pace. This ultrasound is also done to check certain abnormalities in the baby at this point of time like spina bifida, kidney functioning, heart problems and abdominal walls. This ultrasound will define the proper growth of your baby and more or less defines the due date when baby will be in your arms.
Disclaimer : Content presented here is for information purposes only, please consult with your doctor for any health queries
Compare Maternity Package Costs from Various Hospitals and Book Directly on Parentlane
You can check rates of Normal Delivery, C-Section, Instrumental Delivery, Twin Baby Rates apart from other services related to Tubectomy as well across all hospitals and get direct assistance to book.
You get complete pregnancy care support from Parentlane with unlimited consultation with doctors, pregnancy specialists, guidance on nutrition & fitness needs based on your condition. Talk to Parentlane Pregnancy Counselor for any assistance
Delivery Charges in CitiesDelivery Charges in Mumbai Delivery Charges in Delhi Delivery Charges in Bangalore Delivery Charges in Chennai Delivery Charges in Hyderabad Delivery Charges in Gurgaon Delivery Charges in Noida Delivery Charges in Kolkata Delivery Charges in Ahmedabad Delivery Charges in Pune Delivery Charges in Narasaraopet Delivery Charges in Pollachi Delivery Charges in Raichur Delivery Charges in Shikrapur Delivery Charges in Sonipat
Best Pregnancy Hospitals in CitiesBest Hospitals in Mumbai Best Hospitals in Delhi Best Hospitals in Bangalore Best Hospitals in Chennai Best Hospitals in Hyderabad Best Hospitals in Gurgaon Best Hospitals in Noida Best Hospitals in Kolkata Best Hospitals in Ahmedabad Best Hospitals in Pune Best Hospitals in Narasaraopet Best Hospitals in Pollachi Best Hospitals in Raichur Best Hospitals in Shikrapur Best Hospitals in Sonipat