Originally Posted by janerose
Just wanted to say that I've seen midwives in NY & VT and the 20 week complete scan is standard here as well. Although my current practice prefers to do it between 18-19 weeks for some reason.
Here is the reason my peri gave me:
In most states you can terminate the pregnancy before 24 weeks, thus sometime they want to do level 2 at 18 weeks, so they have time to do an amnio (if scan shows something wrong), then you have to wait 2-4 weeks for the amnio results and you still will have time to terminate legally if you chose to. If under any circumstances you will not consider termination, you can do level 2 at 20-22 weeks.
I am high risk too, but no one mentioned fetal eco to me. I know sometimes they do it if they do not like the level 2 scan. I just think that want to schedule you just in case for the fetal eco, to garantee a time slot. I whould not worry about it.