If you have just had your anomaly scan and you have any questions or concerns about the results, you might be thinking about having another scan. Getting a second opinion can be a good idea if you have any doubts, but you can also arrange extra ultrasound scans if you need some extra reassurance or you simply want to check in on your baby again.

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Why Have a Second Anomaly Scan?

Getting a second opinion can be a good idea if you have any worries about your ultrasound results. You might want to get a second opinion on your anomaly scan if:
  • You have questions or concerns about the results of your first anomaly scan

  • You suspect that something was missed or misdiagnosed

  • An anomaly was detected and you want more advice on it

  • To get a more detailed ultrasound

  • You would like to spend more time on the scan

  • There were any issues with the first scan, such as difficulty getting a clear picture

How to Get a Second Opinion

If you do want to have a second anomaly scan performed for any reason, you can easily make an appointment at The Birth Company. When asking for a second opinion it is a good idea to:

  • Book the appointment with a consultant rather than a sonographer so that you can get expert medical advice from a doctor.

  • Share the medical report from your first anomaly scan if it was performed at another clinic as it will help your doctor to understand your concerns.

  • Explain your reasons for seeking a second opinion when you talk to the consultant so that they can answer your questions and help you to understand the scan results.

The second opinion on your anomaly scan may simply confirm what you were told after the first ultrasound. In this case, having the extra confirmation may help you to feel more confident about the results and you will also have more time to discuss them with an experienced consultant. However, there is a chance that the doctor will find something different during the scan. An anomaly may be picked up that wasn’t detected before or the doctor may be able to provide more information about your baby’s health, along with advice on what it means.