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We provide the complete spectrum of pregnancy scans, whether you’ve opted for private maternity care or to have your baby on the NHS. You may want to know the sex of your baby, perhaps you’ve had a previous miscarriage and need reassurance, or you require a detailed screening for a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down Syndrome. Whatever your requirement, our expert team are here to help you as your pregnancy progresses. 

Routine pregnancy scans

The early pregnancy scan is the first pregnancy scan that you can have and is not routinely available on the NHS. It is often done if you are not sure if you are pregnant or to provide reassurance in the very early stages of your pregnancy. It is particularly reassuring for women who have suffered a previous miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

An early pregnancy scan will:

  • Determine the presence of a pregnancy
  • Confirm the fetal heartbeat after 7 weeks
  • Check the viability of the pregnancy
  • Diagnose a multiple pregnancy
  • Calculate your estimated due date (EDD)

Following an early pregnancy scan, we would recommend that you have a Harmony Prenatal Test which can be arranged from ten weeks of pregnancy.  This non-invasive test screens for Down’s Syndrome and other genetic conditions.

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The nuchal scan provides a screening for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down, Edwards’ and Patau as well as first anatomy checks and measurements of your baby. The screening is combined with a blood test to increase its efficiency. By adding the blood test result alongside the ultrasound measurements and your age we can calculate the risk of your baby having Down Syndrome with up to 95% accuracy.

During the screening we will take:

  • An accurate measurement of the thickness of the fluid at the back of your baby’s neck – this is the nuchal area or nuchal translucency.
  • A detailed scan of the fetal anatomy
  • Fetal and maternal Dopplers
  • A maternal blood test in which two pregnancy hormones, βHcG and PaPP-A, are analysed

A nuchal scan will:

  • Check the viability of your pregnancy
  • Confirm the number of babies
  • Take measurements of your baby’s size which will date your pregnancy
  • Screen for Down Syndrome, Edwards and Patau Syndromes
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A growth scan is a highly accurate way to track the progress of your baby’s growth, it is sometimes called the wellbeing scan or fetal growth scan. All measurements are indicated on a scale that shows the upper and lower limits of the normal growth range. As long as your baby’s measurements fall within this window this is considered normal growth and should be very reassuring.

A growth scan will:

  • Check your baby’s heart beat
  • Measure the circumference and diameter of your baby’s head
  • Measure the size of your baby’s waist
  • Measure the length of your baby’s femur
  • Examine your placenta
  • Check the amount of fluid around your baby
  • Check the baby’s movements
  • Input all the measurements and data into our fetal database to compare and chart your baby’s growth
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An early anatomy scan is an opportunity to examine your baby’s anatomy in detail if you have missed your 12 week nuchal scan or simply need extra reassurance. An early anatomy scan helps to monitor the development of your baby, and although it is not strictly necessary, as a full anatomical examination will be performed during the anomaly scan at 20 to 24 weeks, it can be reassuring.

An early anatomy scan will:

  • Show your baby’s heart beating and check the rate
  • Check growth by measuring the head, waist and thigh bone (femur) of your baby
  • Look at the placenta and the amount of fluid around your baby
  • Examine your baby’s organs in detail (as many as are visible)
  • Check the gender of your baby from 15 weeks – we’ll only tell you if you want to know
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The anomaly scan is an important milestone in your pregnancy. It provides a detailed anatomical check with growth measurements and looks for the first signs of genetic disorders. This scan is sometimes called a level two fetal ultrasound. It is important that any abnormalities are detected at this stage so that the remainder of your pregnancy, delivery and any post natal treatment is put in place if required.

A 20-week anomaly scan will:

  • Check the baby’s anatomy
  • Determine the size of the placenta
  • Assess the amount of amniotic fluid
  • Measure the baby’s growth – including the baby’s head, brain, abdomen and legs
  • Check the heart, brain, spine, bowel, stomach, bladder, kidneys and limbs for any abnormalities
  • Assess the placenta, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord
  • Determine the sex of the baby – if you wish
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A welfare scan will check on the growth and welfare of your baby in the second and third trimester. This service includes Dopplers for measuring blood flow from the placenta to your baby, these are critical in monitoring growth in the latter stages of pregnancy. It is recommended if you have had previous birth complications, such as pre-eclampsia, growth restriction, diabetes and still birth and if you develop problems during the course of your pregnancy.

A welfare scan will:

  • Check your baby’s heart beat
  • Measure the circumference and diameter of your baby’s head
  • Measure the size of your baby’s waist
  • Measure the length of your baby’s femur
  • Examine your placenta
  • Check the amount of fluid around your baby
  • Check the baby’s movements
  • Measure blood flow in your umbilical artery and other places in your baby’s circulation
  • Input all the measurements and data into our Fetal Database to compare and chart your baby’s growth
  • Check the gender of your baby – we’ll only tell you if you want to know
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Gender scans

Using 2D technology the gender scan is usually performed through your tummy, but sometimes the sonographer will ask to perform an internal scan to gain a clearer view. We can give you the results of your scan during your appointment, as long as the sonographer has obtained a clear view of your baby’s genitalia. We will also perform a growth scan to check on the health of the baby.

A gender identification and growth scan will:

  • Identify the gender of your baby
  • Check your baby’s heart beat
  • Measure the circumference and diameter of your baby’s head
  • Measure the size of your baby’s waist
  • Measure the length of your baby’s femur
  • Examine your placenta
  • Check the amount of fluid around your baby
  • Check the baby’s movements
  • Input all the measurements and data into our fetal database to compare and chart your baby’s growth
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Genetic tests

A safe, non-invasive test that measures fetal cells present in the mother's blood to produce a 99% accurate Down Syndrome screening result and fetal sex (if requested). Because the test is non-invasive it cannot harm you nor your baby. The appointment includes an accurate dating scan and blood test with the results of the test in under 7 working days. If you have already had either the nuchal scan or integrated test and have received a high risk result you may consider this test to obtain a more accurate second opinion.

The test screens for the three most common birth defects caused by chromosomal abnormality:

  • Down Syndrome
  • Edward's Syndrome
  • Patau Syndrome
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The nuchal scan provides a screening for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome and is combined with a blood test. During the appointment an accurate measurement of the thickness of the fluid at the back of your baby’s neck is taken – this is the nuchal area or nuchal translucency. It is also the first opportunity to reliably examine your baby’s anatomy as it is fully developed at around 12 weeks.

A nuchal scan will:

  • Check the viability of your pregnancy
  • Confirm the number of babies
  • Take measurements of your baby’s size which will date your pregnancy
  • Screen for Down Syndrome, Edwardsand Patau Syndromes
  • Identify the gender of your baby (if you want to know)
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A CVS or Chorion Villus Sampling involves taking a small sample of tissue from your developing placenta. The sample is then analysed in a genetic laboratory to test for specific genetic abnormalities and fetal sex (if requested). During the CVS the consultant will pass a fine needle through your tummy into the placental tissue on the outside of your pregnancy sac. Although the procedure sounds frightening, in reality it is usually very straightforward and is performed under continuous ultrasound vision to avoid any threat to your baby. There is a 1% risk of miscarriage associated with having a CVS. For a risk-free alternative please consider the Harmony prenatal test.

The test screens for the three most common birth defects caused by chromosomal abnormality:

  • Down Syndrome
  • Edward's Syndrome
  • Patau Syndrome

Genetic testing can also be performed for other identifiable problems at an additional charge. These supplementary tests can be included if there is a family history or other children have been born with the condition.

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An amniocentesis test is an accurate diagnostic test for specific genetic abnormalities in mid to late pregnancy. This involves taking a small sample of fluid from the pregnancy sac which is then analysed in a laboratory. It will also identify the sex of the baby (if you want to know). Because the cells in this fluid come from your baby, genetic analysis of the fluid will give the same results as if the fetus itself were examined. An amniocentesis is usually offered if you have received a high-risk result from your Down Syndrome screening, such as the nuchal scan. However, you may wish to have an amniocentesis for your own peace of mind. There is a 0.5 - 1% risk of miscarriage associated with having an amniocentesis. For a risk-free alternative please consider the Harmony prenatal test.

The test screens for the three most common birth defects caused by chromosomal abnormality:

  • Down Syndrome
  • Edward's Syndrome
  • Patau Syndrome

Genetic testing can also be performed for other identifiable problems at an additional charge. These supplementary tests can be included if there is a family history or other children have been born with the condition.

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A prenatal paternity test is a diagnostic genetic test to determine the father of your unborn child.

The samples are gathered using either a CVS from 12 to 14 weeks or an amniocentesis procedure from 16 weeks gestation onwards and by taking a blood sample from yourself and the potential father(s). The samples are analysed in a genetic laboratory using forensic technology to produce a result that will either include or exclude a potential father. Where a DNA sample has been taken from the mother, potential father(s) and the unborn child the probability of paternity is 99.99% accurate or greater. Like any medical procedure there is a risk. With prenatal paternity testing the risk of miscarriage is 1% when the test is performed by a CVS and 0.5% when by an amniocentesis.

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Pregnancy monitoring

A cervical scan is an ultrasound examination during which your cervix (the neck of your womb) is assessed and measured. It’s important to measure the cervix during pregnancy as it can help identify if you’re at risk of having a premature delivery. We measure the length of your cervix and look at the internal end of the cervix to assess for widening and see what happens when the cervix is put under pressure, for instance, when you cough. A cervical scan is performed internally for optimum accuracy.

A shorter measurement of your cervix may mean you’re more at risk of having your baby too early for survival. You may need a cervical scan if you’ve already experienced an early delivery, or if you’ve had a procedure performed on your cervix, such as laser surgery. Having a cervical scan will help your midwife or obstetrician decide whether you should be considered for a cervical cerclage, or cervical stitch.

We also combine the cervical scan with either a growth scan or welfare scan. This gives us the opportunity to check on the growth, health and wellbeing of your baby.

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A cervical scan is an ultrasound examination during which your cervix (the neck of your womb) is assessed and measured. It’s important to measure the cervix during pregnancy as it can help identify if you’re at risk of having a premature delivery. We measure the length of your cervix and look at the internal end of the cervix to assess for widening and see what happens when the cervix is put under pressure, for instance, when you cough. A cervical scan is performed internally for optimum accuracy.

A shorter measurement of your cervix may mean you’re more at risk of having your baby too early for survival. You may need a cervical scan if you’ve already experienced an early delivery, or if you’ve had a procedure performed on your cervix, such as laser surgery. Having a cervical scan will help your midwife or obstetrician decide whether you should be considered for a cervical cerclage, or cervical stitch.

Combining the cervical scan with a growth scan within one appointment allows us to perform an important cervical measurement at the same time as checking on the growth, health and wellbeing of your baby.

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A presentation scan helps to determine the position of your baby immediately before birth. Whether you are planning on a natural birth or a caesarean section, the information from the scan is helpful to your midwife or obstetrician in helping to determine the position of your baby and the placenta before delivery and avoiding any complications, such as placenta praevia.

A presentation scan will:

  • Check the general health of your baby
  • Check the amount of fluid around your baby
  • Look at the size of your cervix
  • Check your baby’s heart rate
  • Confirm the position of your baby, placenta and umbilical cord
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A Group B Strep (GBS) screening checks for the presence of a harmful bacteria that causes life-threatening infections in newborn babies. Two separate swabs are taken and sent to the laboratory for analysis. One is taken from the lower region of the vagina and one from the anus. As well as screening for GBS, a presentation scan will also take place to help to determine the position of your baby immediately before birth. Whether you are planning on a natural birth or a caesarean section, the information from the scan is helpful to your midwife or obstetrician in helping to determine the position of your baby and the placenta before delivery and avoiding any complications, such as placenta praevia.

A Group B Strep screening and presentation scan will:

  • Screen for Group B Strep
  • Check the general health of your baby
  • Check the amount of fluid around your baby
  • Look at the size of your cervix
  • Check your baby’s heart rate
  • Confirm the position of your baby, placenta and umbilical cord
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Post birth scans

An early anatomy scan is an opportunity to examine your baby’s anatomy in detail if you have missed your 12 week nuchal scan or simply need extra reassurance. An early anatomy scan helps to monitor the development of your baby, and although it is not strictly necessary, as a full anatomical examination will be performed during the anomaly scan at 20 to 24 weeks, it can be reassuring.

An early anatomy scan will:

  • Show your baby’s heart beating and check the rate
  • Check growth by measuring the head, waist and thigh bone (femur) of your baby
  • Look at the placenta and the amount of fluid around your baby
  • Examine your baby’s organs in detail (as many as are visible)
  • Check the gender of your baby from 15 weeks – we’ll only tell you if you want to know
From £180

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A presentation scan helps to determine the position of your baby immediately before birth. Whether you are planning on a natural birth or a caesarean section, the information from the scan is helpful to your midwife or obstetrician in helping to determine the position of your baby and the placenta before delivery and avoiding any complications, such as placenta praevia.

A presentation scan will:

  • Check the general health of your baby
  • Check the amount of fluid around your baby
  • Look at the size of your cervix
  • Check your baby’s heart rate
  • Confirm the position of your baby, placenta and umbilical cord
From £90

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A Group B Strep (GBS) screening checks for the presence of a harmful bacteria that causes life-threatening infections in newborn babies. Two separate swabs are taken and sent to the laboratory for analysis. One is taken from the lower region of the vagina and one from the anus. As well as screening for GBS, a presentation scan will also take place to help to determine the position of your baby immediately before birth. Whether you are planning on a natural birth or a caesarean section, the information from the scan is helpful to your midwife or obstetrician in helping to determine the position of your baby and the placenta before delivery and avoiding any complications, such as placenta praevia.

A Group B Strep screening and presentation scan will:

  • Screen for Group B Strep
  • Check the general health of your baby
  • Check the amount of fluid around your baby
  • Look at the size of your cervix
  • Check your baby’s heart rate
  • Confirm the position of your baby, placenta and umbilical cord
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A pregnancy follow-up scan is performed after pregnancy or miscarriage, it is also known as a post-partum scan. The scan detects if there is any fetal tissue remaining in the womb and is recommended if you’ve had any bleeding in the weeks after your baby is born or after a miscarriage. The bleeding may be caused if your placenta has not been delivered completely or if you’ve had an incomplete miscarriage and some tissues remain in your womb.

The sonographer or consultant will normally perform the scan internally and will check for any remaining tissue left in your womb. There are no risks with the scan and it is not painful. If any fetal tissue is revealed during the scan the sonographer or consultant may suggest one of the following options:

  • Expectant management – letting nature take its course and allowing the pregnancy to leave the body naturally without intervention.
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C) – a procedure to remove the remaining tissue. Your GP can refer you for this procedure or we can recommend a private practitioner.
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Consultations

A private consultation gives you the opportunity to ask one of our expert fetal medicine consultants questions about your fertility, pregnancy or gynaecological condition. This can be in addition to the scan service that you have already booked. This will allow additional time to fully discuss your concerns and receive a detailed response without compromising your scanning time.

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A fetal medicine consultation is recommended if you have a high risk pregnancy where an anomaly has been detected. A high risk pregnancy is usually where an anomaly has been detected in an earlier pregnancy scan, often at the 20 week anomaly scan, although it may be after your 12 week nuchal scan. The scan may have identified one of these pregnancy abnormalities. 

During your appointment our fetal medicine specialist will ensure you receive a comprehensive diagnosis and consultation with time to discuss your pregnancy. Our specialist will:

  • Consult with you on your case history
  • Analyse your previous scan reports
  • Counsel you over the likely outcome of your pregnancy
  • Produce a detailed report
  • Suggest a future management plan
  • Recommend a suitable specialist or specialists who may assist with your pregnancy or post-natal care

The specialist may also recommend an ultrasound examination, blood or genetic testing at additional cost.

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4D pregnancy scans

Bonding with your baby in 4D

22 - 34 weeks for a single pregnancy and around 18 - 30 weeks for twins

Thanks to the wonders of new 4D ultrasound baby scan technology you can now take a glimpse into the world of your unborn child. Enjoy this special experience of bonding with your baby!

We offer both a 3D pregnancy scan or a 4D ultrasound if you are keen to see how your baby is getting along before the big day. A 3D ultrasound scan allows you to see your baby’s progress in real-time here at our clinic, in the form of a static, three-dimensional image. On the other hand, if you’d like to take moving images home with you in the form of a video for your iPhone, iPod or iPad to show family and friends, we have the very latest 4D technology at our disposal. This enables you to watch all the action in the comfort of your own home, or share on your mobile device, whether they’re yawning, smiling or sucking their thumb.

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A fetal medicine consultation is recommended if you have a high risk pregnancy where an anomaly has been detected. A high risk pregnancy is usually where an anomaly has been detected in an earlier pregnancy scan, often at the 20 week anomaly scan, although it may be after your 12 week nuchal scan. The scan may have identified one of these pregnancy abnormalities. 

During your appointment our fetal medicine specialist will ensure you receive a comprehensive diagnosis and consultation with time to discuss your pregnancy. Our specialist will:

  • Consult with you on your case history
  • Analyse your previous scan reports
  • Counsel you over the likely outcome of your pregnancy
  • Produce a detailed report
  • Suggest a future management plan
  • Recommend a suitable specialist or specialists who may assist with your pregnancy or post-natal care

The specialist may also recommend an ultrasound examination, blood or genetic testing at additional cost.

From £200

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