The images are displayed on a monitor which the sonographer or doctor looks at and interprets the findings. What are the waiting time guarantees? The dating ultrasound scan This scan can be carried out from 6 weeks to 18 weeks. You can read all the information on this page, or click on the links below to go straight to the relevant section: What is antenatal care? You may meet your health visitor before the birth of your baby and in the first few weeks after the birth. Ultrasound scans have been used for many years, and there are no known risks to you or your baby from having the routine scans offered in pregnancy. If you do not confirm your appointment it could be offered to someone else. Our private ultrasound service offers you fast access to appointments with specialist sonographers for scans from week seven of your pregnancy. Anaesthetist An anaesthetist is a doctor who specialises in providing pain relief and anaesthesia.
That doesn't always happen, though. Sonographer A sonographer is specially trained to carry out. They will also help with any concerns or questions you have. We advise you wear appropriate clothing so that you do not need to get undressed. You will also be offered antenatal classes, including breastfeeding workshops. This is because of the very small risk of the umbilical cord prolapsing if your waters break.
Please read them carefully and contact us if you have any questions. This takes place between 10 weeks and 13 weeks plus six days. Most hospitals do not allow children to attend scans as childcare is not usually available. Your midwife can explain your , and what to do to claim what you're entitled to. This scan checks for structural abnormalities anomalies in the baby.
Instead, you will be offered another blood test between 14 and 20 weeks of pregnancy to screen for the risk of Down's syndrome. This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the discussion between you and your doctor. Feeling anxious about your baby is quite natural during the early stages of your pregnancy and if you have any concerns you should consult your midwife first. Consent to treatment Before any doctor, nurse or therapist examines or treats you, they must seek your consent or permission.
This is called the booking appointment. This is because most babies are healthy and do not have abnormalities. The gel makes sure there is good contact between the machine and your skin. Under certain circumstances, for example if you develop a medical condition, you may have more. At this stage the chance of the pregnancy continuing is 99%. But beyond this, Ultrasound Direct Edinburgh is one of the only clinics in Scotland to provide advanced 4D baby bond scans. We're based just a short walk from Edinburgh Old Town and Edinburgh Waverley Station, and we're just round the corner from the St.
This is a medical emergency where the umbilical cord comes out of the womb before the baby and the baby must be delivered very quickly. If you have any concerns please ask your doctor, or the person caring for you. With chorionic villus sampling, a small sample of cells is removed from the placenta. You might be offered more than two scans — for example, if there are. You may also be offered an ultrasound scan. This is whether they share the same placenta which will highlight the need for closer monitoring of pregnancy. Therefore, the use of mobiles phones is not allowed within the scan rooms under any circumstances.
Protecting your baby: your first antenatal visit. What's more, you can enjoy this unique baby bonding experience without paying a premium! If a problem is found or suspected, the sonographer may ask for a second opinion from another member of staff. We have advised that pregnant women should be told exactly what ultrasound can and cannot detect so they can make an informed decision about whether or not to have ultrasound scanning. If after reading it you have any concerns or require further explanation, please discuss this with a member of the health care team caring for you. This information provides an overview of the time it may take for a patient to be seen and varies depending on the speciality. To avoid disappointment for your family and friends please do not bring more than one person with you for the scan as they will not be able to sit and watch the examination.
Ultrasound Direct was the first to open a private ultrasound clinic in Scotland, and Ultrasound Direct Edinburgh remains the number one destination for expectant parents and private patients from across the wider Fife, Lothian and Borders area. Perfect number of the anomaly scan before 12 week early ultrasound. Additional digital copies of this can be purchased after the examination. We send women aged between 50 and 70 an information leaflet along with their breast screening appointment letter. Pregnancy and Baby Scans If you are looking for private pregnancy and baby scanning in Edinburgh look no further than The Edinburgh Clinic. Tell the sonographer at the start of the scan that you'd like to know your baby's sex.
In the first 12 week scans are performed to date your pregnancy. It's important you tell your midwife or doctor if this has happened to you. This is sometimes called a nuchal translucency scan. If everything appears normal, what happens next? Further information Our support line offers practical and emotional support with feeding your baby and general enquiries for parents, members and volunteers: 0300 330 0700. Urine check If you haven't been asked to bring along a urine sample, your midwife will give you a container to pee into. If it's difficult to get a good image, the scan may take longer or have to be repeated at another time.
High blood pressure during pregnancy can be an early warning sign of pre-eclampsia. A scan usually takes around 20-30 minutes. This makes your care more complicated. Our trained healthcare professionals are sure to be some of the friendliest you'll ever have the pleasure to meet. Best time is 45 seconds from awake to asleep! It is an ultrasound scan performed during pregnancy to look in detail at the anatomy of your baby. In the last weeks of pregnancy, you may also be asked to keep track of your baby's movements. Once purchased, you can download each picture to as many digital devices, phones or computers as you like.