with Dr Vijay V and Dr Patrick Chia
“FetalExperts @ Aseana Pregnancy Scans HQ”
Everyone needs a detailed scan because everyone has a 3-5% chance of baby with abnormality.
In summary, it is a very good decision to have a detailed scan and plan for things should there be a problem.
This really depends on your budget.
Yes, you do. The NIPT tests screen for specific conditions detailed on the test results. The conditions tested with NIPT are the most common ones. There are many more genetic conditions possible. The 1st Trimester Scan allows us to predict if the baby has a higher chance of having ANY genetic condition, so it is more general. Furthermore, it gives additional information:
Yes, you do. The 1st trimester scan does detect some structural problems seen early but it is mainly to assess the potential for genetic conditions.
The short answer is no.
Yes, it is.
These are all social scans.
Detailed scans are best done in a setting where there are Fetal Med specialists in supervisory roles to ensure scans are ALWAYS performed to set standards and to offer expert consults if there are problems encountered in the baby.
If a dedicated service like Aseana Pregnancy Scans is not available near you, any service looking into the baby in a detailed way is better than nothing.
There is a misconception that pregnancy requires a list of supplements. This is NOT true. Here is the dropdown of supplements and pregnancy.
Any other supplementation not mentioned here is of no added benefit to taking your normal balanced pregnancy diet.