18 weeks – Be prepared for Anamoly (Target) Scan!

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Your baby measures around 14-16 cms from crown to rump and weigh about 200 grams.

The ears have acquired final position and project out from the head.

Her eyebrows and eyelashes are growing.

The subcutaneous fat begins to deposit. It would not only provide thermal insulation to the baby regulating its body temperature. But, also acts as store house for energy.

In girl child the vagina and uterus begin to take its shape and in case of male child, the penis is distinctly more visible and prostate is forming.

You would be advised to undergo the most important ultra-sonography, popularly known as ‘Target Scan’ or ‘Anomaly Scan’ between 18 to 22 weeks to detect any structural or chromosomal abnormalities in the baby. All the organs are individually screened in detail.

The real time Target scan is also called as 4-D Scan.


The purpose to share this information is to sensitize you to enhance the bondage between you & baby. This broad information is purely based on the scientific data collected. However, every child may grow at a variable pace.