You can have an ultrasound scan at 18-20 weeks of pregnancy to check that your baby is growing normally and to check the position of your placenta.
This detailed ultrasound is one of the routine tests in pregnancy. It looks at your baby’s body parts and can usually pick up any obvious problems in development or growth, like spina bifida, heart defects and limb defects.
You’ll probably see your baby’s heart beating, the curve of baby’s spine, baby’s face, and baby’s arms waving and legs kicking.
If you want to find out the sex of your baby, this is the time to ask.