Early pregnancy scan
A early pregnancy scan is usually performed at 6-12 weeks. Our early pregnancy scans include : An estimated due date, visibility of the baby and heartbeat, and the measurements of the embryo.
This scan is normally taken over the abdomen, if you are in the earlier weeks of the pregnancy we will offer you a trans-vaginal scan.
A visibility scan is a pregnancy scan taken around the 6-10 week mark. This scan is done to see how many/ how the embryos are doing at this point in the pregnancy. This is to check on the health of the pregnancy. This scan can also tell us if twins are present.
Antenatal care is the care that we provide to you during your pregnancy. You will be offered appointments with either the doctor or a healthcare professional . At these's appointments we check the health of you and the baby, discuss options for your birthing plan and give you any useful information you may need.
Chromosome studies are done by taking a small sample from the patient normally a blood sample or a sample of skin tissue. We look at the chromosome to see what type of problems that person has
The gender scan reveals whether you are having a boy or a girl. This can be done from 16 weeks. You will also get a general check up at the gender scan.
Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis is a test done for couples who may have a high risk of having a baby with a specific genetic condition. This test is done to find out if the baby could be affected. This test has no risk to you or the baby.
Amniocentesis is a test that you may be offered during your pregnancy, this test determines whether your baby has any genetic or chromosomal conditions. Including Down syndrome , Edwards syndrome, or Patau syndrome.
Harmony test for Down's Syndrome
A harmony test is done to find out if your baby has a high or a low percentage of having downs syndrome. This tests is available from 10 weeks of the pregnancy. The test is done by a blood test to analyse the DNA.
3D & 4D Scan
We have both 3D and 4D scans available to our patients. A 3D scan gives a still image of the baby and our 4D scan gives a moving image. We recommend coming to a 3D or a 4D scan at around 25-28 weeks, you will be able to see your baby in more detail at this stage.
Fetus Wellbeing & Growth
The Fetus wellbeing and growth scan is done to check-up on the overall health of the baby. It measure the baby's head circumference HC, abdominal circumference and femur length. From this we can predict the baby weight. This test can be done from 24 weeks.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is extreme morning sickness that will likely carry on to 16-20 weeks of the pregnancy. To treat the sickness we can give you a combination of anti-sickness drugs, steroids and vitamins.
For an Ectopic Pregnancy the treatment can includes medication which will stop the pregnancy from growing. Medication will be the choice of treatments if the ectopic pregnancy is found early. If the pregnancy is later on or bigger Some cases surgery is needed to remove the pregnancy from the Fallopian tube and sometime the tube itself.
We can offer tests for chromosome abnormalities for you and your partner. Lots of tests can be done to find and figure out the reason behind the recurrent miscarriages until we find the answer.
If your baby is still breech by 36 weeks you will be offered an external cephalic version (ECV). ECV is a procedure which is used on a breech baby to try turn it around so it is facing head first. This procedure is completely same and normally works on most women.
A transverse pregnancy is when the baby is lying sideways across the womb. Most transverse pregnancies do turn to the head first position. If this is not the case a caesarean section will be given for a safe birth.
Hypertension (During Pregnancy)
Essential Hypertension - Is when a woman has previously had high blood pressure before getting pregnant but had not be diagnosed.
Secondary Hypertension - Is high blood pressure caused by another medical issue. These can be conditions that are caused by the kidneys, heart or arteries.
Diabetes in pregnancy
Having type 1 or type 2 diabetics before and during your pregnancy can put your baby at risk. It is advised you make sure you have your diabetes under control before you try getting pregnant. The Doctor may ask you to change medication once you get pregnant.
A Caesarean section or C-section is the surgical delivery of the baby. The cut is made in just below your bikini line. Caesarean sections are normally planned due to a breach baby, but sometimes will be emergency caesareans.
Antepartum haemorrhage is a condition that is defined as bleeding from or in to the genital tract. This can be during the pregnancy at 24 weeks or more.