Obstetric Services

We are open from 9am Monday to Friday and close at 5pm every day except Thursdays when we close at 3. Our friendly Receptionist will be able to book you an appointment time that suits you on 03 First trimester: If you are very unsure of how many weeks pregnant you are you may be offered a dating scan to determine a more accurate due date. If you have had previous miscarriages or have a high risk of miscarriage you may also be offered an early scan. However, in many pregnancies, your first scan will be your nuchal translucency scan NT scan which happens between 11 weeks and 13 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy. Second trimester: Another scan is done at about 20 weeks to check that your baby is developing normally NSC Third trimester: You may be recommended to have one or more growth scans between 28 weeks and 40 weeks if you’ve previously given birth to a small baby, if you are having twins or if you have other complications, for example, if you are diabetic. Your doctor or midwife may suggest a growth scan if your baby feels and measures smaller than expected.

Antenatal and maternity care appointments

Your antenatal care should start as soon as you know that you are pregnant. Ideally you need to have made contact with a midwife as soon as possible and ideally before week 10 of your pregnancy. If for any reason you have not managed to do this it is important that you contact the maternity services as soon as possible to ensure you have an early health and well-being assessment and offer of antenatal screening, which need to happen at particular points of your pregnancy see below.

For a full range of scans and procedures please contact the Pauline Gandel Women’s Imaging Centre. Clinical inclusion. Internal referrals only – all patients.

Covid Information. For Coranavirus Information in different languages please click here. It is expected that the majority of women who are exposed to the Coronavirus will experience only mild or moderate flu like symptoms. New evidence suggests that individuals of black and minority ethnic BAME background may be at higher risk of developing complications of coronavirus.

This may apply to pregnant women. We therefore advise pregnant women of BAME background to seek help early if they are concerned they may have symptoms of coronavirus. Click here for more information. This update informs you of what you need to do to keep yourself safe, and protect other patients and our staff from Coronavirus.

It is very important that you read this information and any appointment letters carefully. Letters may contain specific instructions for you to follow before attending your appointment with us. If you or anyone in your household develops symptoms that might be related to coronavirus, please do not come into hospital unannounced. There are some important steps that you and your birth partner can take to protect yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus when travelling to and from your appointment and during your time in our hospitals:.

We thank you in advance for helping yourself, our patients and our staff to stay safe. If you have any questions please contact us using the telephone number on your appointment letter.

Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic

As well as operating 3 ExpressCare Clinics, Affidea has 10 state-of-the-art diagnostic centres and 2 managed hospital services across the country, offering patients unrivalled access to diagnostic imaging. Medical scans at all centres are performed by skilled Radiographers using the most advanced imaging technology in Europe. Here’s an overview of prices for each scan.

You can self-refer by making direct contact with a midwife by calling the hospital on or by completing the online self-referral form. Maternity referrals.

The common first step will be a dating scan between weeks as we like to check your baby before 10 weeks. Before 7 weeks it may be too early to acquire this information. To obtain the best images possible, this scan is routinely performed internally and perfectly safe to perform during early pregnancy. At 7 weeks gestation a pregnancy sac should be seen within the uterus. Within this sac will be an embryo, heart motion and yolk sac should be visible.

Approaching 8 weeks, early brain formation is identified with a black space in the head called the rhombencephalon. Sometimes it may be too early to gather all the information required to confirm the stage of your pregnancy. In this situation you may be required to return for a repeat ultrasound in days. Your doctor will inform you of the most appropriate time frame to return for this scan if required.

If you have completed an IVF cycle and have received a positive pregnancy result at day 16, an internal ultrasound will be performed approximately 5 weeks following your embryo transfer. This ultrasound will confirm the location of your pregnancy and the number, size and heart motion of the embryo s. You will need a copy of your referral to complete a booking.

Due to the time required for some appointments, not all appointments can be booked online, for more information, please read our booking guideline. Obstetric Ultrasound.

Ultrasound

A dating scan is an ultrasound scan to determine how many weeks pregnant you are and your due date. Read on for more information about what a dating scan offers. A dating scan might be recommended before 12 weeks to confirm your due date if you are unsure of your last menstrual period or your date of conception.

Pregnancy / Obstetric Ultrasound 3D & 4D Scans. 1st Trimester Scans. Dating Scan. A dating scan may be performed from 6 weeks of.

For all bookings, please call us on 09 and follow the prompts from the menu to speak to one of our booking specialists. There is no appointment required for plain x-rays i. Chest x-rays, x-rays of limbs, spine pelvis etc. Click here to view our payment options. Request a Scan Request a Scan has been disabled during Alert Level 3 For all bookings, please call us on 09 and follow the prompts from the menu to speak to one of our booking specialists.

Further Information:. I have attached my referral form to this request. I have faxed my referral form. I have emailed my referral form separately. I have posted my referral form. Booking within 24 hours We’ve noticed that you’ve selected a booking that is within the next 24 hours. To make a booking within this timeframe, please call 09 and select the appropriate modality from the menu i.

Your pregnancy and antenatal care

Please remember that you should attend alone for any appointment at the hospital, unless you need a carer or are a child patient. All outpatients and anyone attending the hospital should wear a face covering at all times when in the hospital building. Patient visiting has been reinstated on some wards, with conditions. Ultrasound appointments are by referral only.

pregnant you are you may be offered a dating scan to determine a more accurate due date. For pregnancy scans a Midwife or GP referral is essential. There is usually no discomfort from pressure while the transducer is pressed against.

Thank you for your request. A member of our team will be in contact soon. Book a Scan. Luxury state of the art imaging facilities combined with efficient healthcare delivery contributes to confidence and reassurance for our patients. We aim to provide prompt Medical diagnosis and the highest quality of care.

Book Online Now. Tap to Call Us. All MSK Scans. All Vascular. Yes, you can pay for an ultrasound scan. If you have private medical insurance, your diagnostic scan might be covered.

Private Ultrasound Scans

All women will be offered ultrasound scans of their baby at around 12 and 20 weeks. Ultrasound scanning has been used extensively in pregnancy and is accepted to be safe. This scan also measures the baby and estimates how many weeks pregnant you are. If you are more than 8 weeks pregnant this is an accurate calculation, and will be used to estimate the date your baby is due to be born known as estimated date of delivery or EDD.

This is discussed in more detail here. This is a screening test that checks for possible physical problems with your baby.

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Obstetric ultrasound is currently utilised as part of routine pregnancy care and is considered a safe examination without any known significant risks to the mother or baby. Ultrasound can be performed at various stages of the pregnancy and common types of examinations include:. Online Referring Telehealth information — Practitioners can now refer patients electronically for medical imaging. All referrals accepted. Ultrasound – Obstetric. What type of Ultrasound? Ultrasound can be performed at various stages of the pregnancy and common types of examinations include: Early Pregnancy and Dating First Trimester The first trimester is considered to be the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.

Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound A nuchal translucency ultrasound is a specialised examination used to assess for pregnancies that are at an increased risk of a chromosomal abnormality.

Early Viability Scan. Am I Pregnant?


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