How much is pregnancy scan in Nigeria ?How much does pregnancy scan cost in Nigeria?
During the course of your pregnancy and antenatal visits, there are two very important pregnancy scan or obstetric scan you must do.
1. Dating Scan or Reassurance Scan
Do you know what is the first scan performed during pregnancy?
The first and earliest scan during pregnancy is Dating Scan, to check whether the fetal is INTRA-UTERINE.
The aim of the scan is to determine the number of embryos present and also to confirm the pregnancy.
Can ectopic pregnancy diagnosed in dating scan??
Yes. To check whether the pregnancy is progressing normally inside the uterus or fallopian tube. Ectopic pregnancy can be diagnosed in dating scan.
2. Development Scan or Anomaly Scan
What is the Development Scan?🤓
The fetal screening program does not include any additional scans after the 18-20 weeks anomaly scan for pregnant women with no risk factors. This means that for the majority of women, the 18-20 weeks scan is the last scan in their pregnancy.
The fetal brain develops throughout all stages of pregnancy and continue developing even after birth. Unfortunately, some severe brain anomalies can have delayed development or manifestation, thus not be picked up by some of the anomaly scans performed earlier in the pregnancy.
Late manifesting anomalies can also affect the heart, some of which include
🛑heart rhythm abnormalities.
Fetal Development Scan aims to exclude fetal anomalies which have a late presentation, and can be used to observe fetal growth and wellbeing.
The full details of the Fetal Development Scan include:
▶️Fetal echocardiography (heart scan) with colour Doppler flow imaging (looking at how the blood flows through the heart),
▶️An examination of the brain, kidneys, and the stomach,
▶️An examination of other fetal structures visible by this stage (which are dependent on fetal position),
▶️A fetal growth scan,
▶️A fetal wellbeing examination (fetal movements, amniotic fluid, and fetal Dopplers used to detect the fetal heartbeat),
▶️An examination of the placenta.
Early Dating/Reassurance scan (6-16 weeks)
Harmony NIPT Test (from 10 weeks)
Gender scan with well-being check (16-28) –
Well-being will check the baby’s heartbeat and fetal measurements, liquor volume and placental position. If the gender can not be determined during the appointment a repeat scan will be offered at a later date at no additional charge.
Growth Scan (from 28 weeks) will still include the 4D Peek, subject to the baby’s position, however the scan time will not be extended to include this element.
How much is the cost of pregnancy scan in Nigeria?
The average cost of pregnancy or obstetric scan in Nigeria is around #5,000 Naira. Some laboratories charge #10,000 Naira.
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