First Trimester Screening

Bonding with your baby with scans throughout your pregnancy There is nothing quite like watching your baby in the womb for the first time. The London Ultrasound Centre provides the opportunity to supplement your two NHS scans and bond with your unborn child. We have packages and special offers available to suit all budgets and the extra scans can bring you peace of mind should you need extra reassurance at any stage. NHS wraparound scans The NHS typically only offers two scans during pregnancy at around twelve weeks dating scan and twenty weeks anomaly scan. Both scans check the development of the baby and the twenty week scan is usually where the gender of your baby can be revealed, if so desired. At the London Ultrasound Centre we can offer you a complete spectrum of private ultrasound scans throughout your pregnancy. If you chose to have NHS scans we can offer additional private scans to complement the scans that you receive on the NHS. You might feel that you would like extra scans, as you are a first time mum or you have had complications in the past. We offer early pregnancy scans for those who may want extra reassurance, or for people who perhaps want to announce the news a little bit earlier to mark a special occasion. We can also tell at that early stage whether you are expecting a multiple pregnancy and estimate your due date.

Nuchal Translucency Test-What To Expect

To ultrasound or not to ultrasound? That is the question. For most pregnant mamas, ultrasounds are just a given. As a natural mama, we want to avoid as many interventions as possible during pregnancy and birth.

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The extra chromosome causes physical differences, developmental delays and a tendency toward certain health problems. This condition is incurable, but testing during pregnancy gives parents the chance to prepare for the unique needs of a child with birth defects, as well as identifying any specific abnormalities that may require medical care after birth. Therefore you should carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of screening test such as FTS compared with a diagnostic test such as CVS or amniocentesis.

The most accurate way of estimating the chances of your baby having a chromosomal problem is the first trimester screening test of the nuchal translucency measurement combined with a blood test.

The baby scan image will come up on a big screen television so that you can see all the structures that are being examined.

My partner and I started trying to conceive. Two cycles later we felt blessed when we were pregnant! My pregnancy preceded normally, mild morning sickness, tiredness and breast tenderness. I also felt intermittent period like cramping which I called about and was told not to worry. I booked my first prenatal for the 11th week, although this seemed late to me.

During my 7th week I noticed that my breasts were not growing larger as quickly as they had. The next day I started spotting bright red blood. I was terrified although I knew that many pregnancies had spotting and was considered almost normal.

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The BEST time to have a 3d4d scan is around 28 weeks. Time is taken to capture 3D baby scan images and 4D video clips— the fourth dimension is the moving part. The purpose of this scan is: We highly recommend making your booking for when you are between weeks pregnant as the pictures are usually the best at this stage.

This may help increase the amniotic fluid around the baby allowing for better pictures. Feel free to empty your bladder before the scan.

Using a combination of ultrasound and the measurement of hormones in your blood the risk of your baby having Down’s syndrome can be predicted.

Visit our community What is an anomaly scan? An anomaly scan, also known as a mid-pregnancy scan, takes a close look at your baby and your womb uterus. The person carrying out the scan sonographer will check that your baby is developing normally, and look at where the placenta is lying. This image shows a baby’s face and hands at 20 weeks, and gives you an idea of what you will be able to see at this scan. Seeing your baby on a screen can be really exciting.

You can also take your partner , friend or family member along to share the experience with you. The main purpose of the scan is to check that your baby is developing normally, rather than whether you’re expecting a boy or girl. However, you may want to know your baby’s gender or ask for a photo of your scan. Sometimes, the sonographer can’t get a good enough view to tell the gender, perhaps because of your baby’s position, or if you have a lot of tummy fat NHS a. And some hospitals have a policy of not telling parents-to-be, to prevent mistakes in identifying gender from happening.

Ask your midwife about your hospital’s policy.

Anomaly scan 20 weeks

The first trimester is months one, two, and three of your pregnancy. Below are scan pictures taken during the early weeks of pregnancy. Measurements taken at these early scans will help to; confirm a pregnancy, date the pregnancy and to see any problems that may occur in the pregnancy low lying placenta, twins etc. Scans in early pregnancy are usually performed in the first trimester around 12 weeks.

Identifying pregnancies at increased risk of miscarriage or pregnancy loss.

First trimester ultrasound is performed in the first months of a pregnancy. Pregnancy ultrasounds are performed mainly using transabdominal ultrasound. For many women, especially after 8 weeks gestation, sufficient information about the baby may be obtained with transabdominal ultrasound only. However, in the early pregnancy, the developing embryo is very small at 6 weeks gestation, the baby is only mm long and a transvaginal ultrasound may be required to get a better image of the baby.

Transvaginal ultrasound is safe and commonly performed during all stages of pregnancy, including the first trimester. It will not harm you or your baby. Transabdominal ultrasound involves scanning through your lower abdomen. A small amount of ultrasound gel is put on the skin of the lower abdomen, with the ultrasound probe then scanning through this gel. The gel helps improve contact between the probe and your skin. Transvaginal ultrasound is an internal ultrasound.

It involves scanning with the ultrasound probe lying in the vagina. Transvaginal ultrasound usually produces better and clearer images of the female pelvic organs including the developing pregnancy, because the ultrasound probe lies closer to these structures. The transvaginal ultrasound probe is thin, about 2cm diameter. The probe is covered with a disposable protective sheath.

Development Scans

Contact Us About us At the Fetal Ultrasound Centre we provide our patients with a professional, informative and memorable ultrasound examination. In addition to the First Trimester Downs Syndrome risk assessment and Fetal Anomaly scans, we also provide services such as early pregnancy dating, gender determination, growths scans and 4D ultrasound scans. She obtained her B-Tech degree in Ultrasound after completing two years of full time training at the world renowned Obstetric Ultrasound Unit in Tygerberg Hospital.

Here, and in the surrounding clinics in Cape Town, is where she gained her invaluable experience and knowledge in Obstetric ultrasound scanning.

If the fetal bowel looks bright and white on scan as the fetal bones this is called ‘echogenic’.

It is usually part of an assessment called combined first trimester screening. Combined first trimester screening Combined first trimester screening assesses the risk for your baby having certain chromosomal abnormalities trisomy 13, 18 and This testing combines the nuchal translucency ultrasound with specific blood tests. Nuchal translucency ultrasound alone can also provide this risk assessment, but it is not as accurate as combined first trimester screening.

Combined first trimester screening is a non-invasive way of assessing your risk, which means it does not involve putting needles into the placenta or amniotic sac, as happens with CVS and amniocentesis. This means that combined first trimester screening simply tells us if your risk is low or high. For example, it tells us whether your baby has a low risk of having trisomy 13, 18 or 21, or whether your baby has a high risk of having trisomy 13, 18 or

Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound

You may like to take a look at charts for crown-rump length , biparietal diameter , femur length , abdominal circumference , gestational sac diameter , yolk sac diameter and intrauterine fetal weight. If you have problems understanding and calculating your due date, check out and download a copy of the Ob calculator by York Winston.

Hutchon’s site and the Gestation Network also provide pregnancy calculators.

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Read Our Reviews Thank you to all our patients for considering coming to our clinic. We aim to meet the highest standards. The scan and blood test where efficient without feeling rushed and all very easy. These appointments can feel uneasy and make you feel anxious but I felt reassured and in professional hands the whole time Helen Campbell I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second.

She is absolutely amazing, she explains everything really clearly, and has answered all sorts of bizarre questions and worries I have had. On top of being clinically excellent she is also just the loveliest person and always a pleasure to see. Sarah Elliott We had the harmony test with the Birth Company and had a reassurance scan with sonographer Kirsty McGarry who was absolutely lovely and really put our minds at rest. We had been scared by our NHS dating scan and left feeling like there was something wrong.

We explained the situation and was treated very professionally and with good care. Also speedy appointments also as I had phone in the morning and got an appointment by afternoon. Ashley and Tom Really friendly, efficient service.

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