At about the 20th week of pregnancy, an anatomical scan is performed on an expectant mother to examine if the baby is developing normally. If a fetal anomaly is detected, the results can prepare women and their partners for the future of their child – from possible treatment options before delivery to delivering the baby at a hospital that specializes in the treatment of the abnormality, preparing for palliative care at the newborn stage, or discussing whether to terminate the pregnancy, depending on the diagnosis. (more…)