Scans during pregnancy in Germany

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by nathan1985, Jan 31, 2009.

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  1. Hi there.

    Does anyone know if, by default, the 20 scan is a 4D one as rumour has it?

    Thanks very much!

  2. 4D?

    As in 4 Dimensions? I always thought the 4th Dimension was time....
  3. The scans my Mrs had were the same as what you´d get in UK.

    Black and WHite, ultrasound.

    WTF is 4D?
  4. My staff keep getting pregnant all the time (nothing to do with me, we have a dodgy chair i think) and all the scans I see are b/w photos, and might as well be of the surface of the moon from what I can see.
  5. Hi,
    I live in Germany.
    Here the following scans are normal practice in Germany, by every GP:

    1st = 9th to 12 th week
    2nd = 19th to 22nd week
    3rd = 29th to 32nd week

    Nearly always in 4D (unless in a very remote area!) The Doc very often uses colour to highlight the blood-system.

    Extra scans, other than these three, cost 100 to 125 euros. Video cassette cost 80 euro.
    I hope this answers your question.

    (LEGS - You are correct. UltraSound scans are on always on a 2D basis, thereafter they can be "Enhanced" to 3D or 4D. Four dimensions, as in width, breadth, depth and TIME, because 4D generates a real-time moving picture. With 3D only a singular polaroid is possible)
  6. just spoken to a lady who is about to reproduce imminently. Scans are only ordinary 2d unless you pay the extra, and it#s done in a com pletely different location.

    (Applie to Gutersloh - may be different elsewhere)
  7. Many thanks for your responses. Much appreciated!
  8. Nathan, there will be a BFG Helath service midwife in your location. Ask them. They are in the Medcenter.

    We´ve had a kid in BFG, never charged for the photos and never had on e in colour.....
  9. Sorry Nathan..........missunderstanding........your question was posed under "Germany" and not BFG. My quote applies to the default service of the German civil health system.