In Edinburgh (where I will be moving back to very soon) they only allow you one scan, at 12 weeks, and then no more thereafter. This is really hard for some mums to be, as they are not getting peace of mind over any abnormalities, and also often cant tell the sex at 12 weeks. I hear some NHS areas are only offering one scan at 20 weeks - nightmare! How do you know when to start telling your friends and family?! And some areas are offering lots of scans throughout the pregnancy! It seems strange that the level of care is so different depending on where you live.