It involves a blood test and measuring the fluid at the back of the babys neck (nuchal translucency) with an ultrasound scan. This is sometimes called a nuchal translucency scan. The nuchal translucency measurement can be taken during the dating scan.
What happens at the 12 week appointment?
Check your weight and blood pressure. Check your babys heart rate. This may be the first visit youll be able to hear your babys heartbeat. Ask you to leave a urine sample to check sugar and protein levels.
Can you sleep on your stomach at 12 weeks pregnant?
What about sleeping on your stomach? Sleeping on your stomach is fine in early pregnancy—but sooner or later youll have to turn over. Generally, sleeping on your stomach is OK until the belly is growing, which is between 16 and 18 weeks.