After reading other blogs and pregnancy articles to see what CAS (Congenital Anomaly Scan) is all about, it made me quite anxious and nervous as there’s the question of “what if something’s wrong?” But then just as about everything in life offers, we need to be prepared come what may…
What is CAS?
Congenital Anomaly Scan or CAS is a more detailed scan which is often done from 18-24th week of pregnancy to check if the baby is developing normally. This ultrasound takes a closer look at your baby’s every part of the body and also the sonologist look at where the placenta is lying in your uterus.
Prior to deciding if I’ll do the procedure, I did my research and asked my OB GYNE If I should get one, she told me that since I am not over 35 and is a low risk, meaning I do not have any underlying pregnancy issues that It’s totally up to me and she does not require me. But then being quite paranoid as a first time mom, I decided to go ahead and get one for two things: peace of mind and I want to see my baby thoroughly.
I decided to have my CAS in In My Womb (Megamall branch) due to promixity. The appointment thru text was a breeze and so come June 27 at 10:30am I was all set.
I am exactly at 24 weeks and 4 days during my CAS procedure. They asked me to fill up some form and waiver, and asked for a referral slip from my OB, then we proceeded to start…
The ultrasound room and viewing room for your companions are separated but not. Imagine that of an interrogation room in a police station without glass😊 sorry, that’s the only comparison I have in mind. Anyway, there’s a huge flat screen TV that reflects what is shown in the ultrasound monitor for everyone to see. I was not able to take pictures because: 1. No photo or video allowed inside the procedure room. 2. I am nervous.
The procedure lasted for about 25 minutes, that’s a whole lot of exposure for the baby! Good thing he was active even though I was not able to drink orange juice per their prep notice but still our baby is kinda shy to give us a long time to peek of HIS THING… He’s quite bored or sleepy I guess.
And going back to his thing… YES! HE is a wonderful BABY BOY!!! I finally have a little Eloy of my own❤️❤️❤️
The results are in: Everything is fine and normal. Thank you God!
All data encoded are printed right after the procedure and will be given to you together with atleast 5 pictures. We only availed the 2D CAS because as per research, 2D’s see the organs much better but It was definitely a happy moment that we are able to see his face in 3D as the doctor showed it to us to get a clearer view that he has an intact facial features (no cleft palate etc.) We paid Php 3,000 for the 2D CAS.
To those who are interested to have the CAS and other services from In My Womb, here are their contact details:
SM Megamall branch – 5th level Atrium across chapel
0917-8my womb | 0917-8699662 | 638-9629 | website: http://www.inmywomb.com
Well, there goes our CAS experience and a subtle gender reveal. Hope I was able to help future moms whose also thinking of getting CAS and kind of persuaded you to get one too.😊
Me, turning 25 weeks this Thursday,