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A 3D/4D ultrasound scan can be performed in order to see a preview of the baby from 26 to 32 weeks of pregnancy. We perform a full growth scan and provide a medical report for your doctor or midwife.
4D is a 3D scan with the added dimension of time - as in a film or video - so the baby can be seen to be moving. Sometimes it is possible to record your baby yawning or stretching. 3D/4D scans are not usually needed for medical reasons.
The scan could take 30-60 minutes. If the baby is not in a favourable position you may be asked to go for a walk and return later.
The Anomaly Scan is an important detailed scan of the fetal anatomy, including placenta position, amniotic fluid and fetal growth.
Measurements will be made of the baby's head, brain, abdomen and legs. We then continue a very thorough scan to check your baby's heart, brain, spine, bowel and limbs, to detect any abnormalities. This can never completely guarantee that all abnormalities will be detected, but it gives very strong reassurance.
It is performed between 20-24 weeks of pregnancy.
If a patient wants a second opinion regarding the progress of the pregnancy or if they are concerned they are developing a complication in pregnancy then a consultant is available to see a patient to assess and reassure. For midwife antenatal consultations please contact the practice on 0207 725 0528
Sexing (gender) scans are performed at any stage after 16 weeks of pregnancy, ideally until 24 weeks (although sometimes the gender can be identified at a later stage too). The scan is for couples who would like to know the sex of their baby for social reasons. We do not do it to assist in sex selection. It is very accurate: 99%. If we have any doubt we will invite you for a repeat scan at no extra cost. It is more difficult to perform this scan in women with high BMI.
An early pregnancy (also called a viability or dating scan) will confirm a pregnancy and establish an estimated due date.
An early pregnancy viability scan can be performed from 7 weeks of pregnancy. It is available to all women, and particularly recommended for all pregnant women over 35 and where there has been pain or bleeding.
Growth/Well-Being scans are performed after 24 weeks for women who are concerned about their pregnancy.
We measure the baby's head, abdomen and limbs, and estimate the baby?s weight. This gives a guide to how big your baby will be at birth. We also look at how the baby is moving, the amount of amniotic fluid, and where the placenta is. We will also assess the Doppler blood flow in the umbilical cord blood vessels. It is sometimes possible to tell the sex of the baby from this scan, but this becomes more difficult towards the end of the pregnancy.
The Nuchal Translucency Scan can be performed to assess the risks of Down's, Edward's, Patau's syndrome and to diagnose certain major fetal abnormalities.
This is the first stage at which the fetus can be seen in greater detail. The baby?s head, trunk, arms, legs, hands and feet can be seen and we will also look at the placenta, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord. A blood test is done at the same time and the combined risk is available within two hours. The scan is performed between 11+5 weeks and 13+6 weeks.
A blood sample taken from the mother from 9 or 10 weeks of pregnancy onwards can be analysed for fetal DNA, which is essentially a marker in the mother?s blood of DNA of the baby. The result of the NIPT tests is predictive to more than 99%, which will reduce the need for invasive testing by CVS or amniocentesis. This eliminates the risk of miscarriage. It is important that an ultrasound scan is performed before the blood test to confirm the pregnancy. For more information please see NIPT CONNECT
Reassurance scans are performed at any stage between 12 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. The scan is for women who are concerned about their pregnancy for any reason. During this scan we measure the baby's head, abdomen and and legs. We also look at how the baby is moving, the amount of amniotic fluid, and where the placenta is.
Patients concerned with their recovery following the birth of their baby (caesarean section or a natural delivery) can see a consultant for assessment.