This helps to assess the risk of that your baby has Down’s syndrome.
It is offered between 11 and 14 weeks of pregnancy and is part of the screening test for Down’s syndrome.
For most people, the scan is a happy experience, but unfortunately this is not true for everybody.
i have my first midwife appointment on thursday afternoon so will ask about it then but wondered if anyone could shed any light beforehand as to when i will or should have had this done! In some places they don't do this unless you've had blood tests which say you have an increased risk or if you pay privately.Your choice will always be respected, and whatever you decide, it will not affect the level of care you receive.hi ive just googled this on the net as ive heard it mentioned on here and most sites say this is done between 11 and 13 weeks.Plus I was not keen on the amnio odds and so wanted a less invasive test done.Many NHS Trusts don't offer Nuchal at all (not enough people trained) and while they are slowly improving most people still have to go private.If you would like an early pregnancy scan but do not want to know your baby’s chance of having Down’s syndrome or other conditions, please discuss this with your midwife.