Multiple pregnancies

Ultrasound scans in multiple pregnancies

Multiple pregnancies belong to the group of high-risk pregnancies, because they are connected with increased risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery and fetal growth restriction. Moreover, monochorionic multiple pregnancies are at increased risk of structural congenital defects and due to the shared placenta also the risk of development of a disease called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and twin-anaemia-polycythaemia-sequence (TAPS). There is also an increased risk of maternal complications such as pre-eclampsia, diabetes, anaemia and others

Because of these risks, multiple pregnancies need to be monitored particularly closely.

In all multiple pregnancies following scans are recommended:

In monochorionic pregnancies with a shared placenta, these scans should be added:

Assessment of fetal growth, size of fetal bladders and amniotic fluid volume with Doppler examination of fetal vessels at interval of about 2 weeks starting at venosus at 16 weeks.

During the scan, we will keep you informed about the parts of fetal anatomy displayed on the screen.
At the end of the scan we will share with you fetal weights and describe growth on charts in the computer. We will also explain to you the result of the scan. In case of any abnormal finding we will explain to you prognosis and recommend further management. 

The whole examination with counselling takes 75 – 90 minutes and you are welcome to bring your partner or someone close to accompany you through the examination. You will obtain 4 printed images of your baby and a detailed report with results will be sent to you by email within a week.

Call: +420 737 220 878

Pregnancy care ULTRASOUND SCANS Multiple pregnancies