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All pregnant women in England are offered an ultrasound scan at around 8 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. It's used to see how far along in your pregnancy you are and check your baby's development.
The person performing the scan is called a sonographer.
You may need to have a full bladder for this scan, as this makes the ultrasound image clearer.
NIPT is dependent on the amount of cf DNA circulating in the maternal bloodstream, sometimes there is not enough to give a valid result.
During pregnancy the placenta leaks fetal DNA (“cf DNA”) which crosses into the maternal bloodstream.
NIPT can give gender information in singleton pregnancies (optional).