In an ultrasound we look at the form, the position and the growth of your baby. The ultrasound machine sends sound waves through the abdominal layers, which is translated in an image of the baby. An ultrasound is not harmful for your baby. In our midwifery practice a number of ultrasounds are performed. Additionally, we have an ultrasound center – Verloskunde Centrum Oost (VCO) – with the other midwifery practices in Amsterdam East. VCO is the center we refer to for the 20-week anatomy scan. However, all other obstetric scans are possible to take place here as well.