Pregnancy Imaging

Congratulations on your positive pregnancy test. Having a pregnancy confirmed is generally a happy and exciting time. However, when pregnancy follows fertility treatment, it is also natural to feel other emotions such as caution, anxiety, and maybe fears about the pregnancy outcome. Fertility Associates offers support and counselling during early pregnancy. Appointments: At the time of your positive pregnancy test you will be four weeks pregnant using the usual way of calculating gestation. Pregnancy is traditionally counted from the date of the last menstrual period, which for many treatments is the same as the day 1 of your cycle. We may ask for further tests if the day 14 and 18 results are outside the usual range, if you have previously had a pregnancy loss, or if there are other reasons for following your pregnancy more closely. Your nurse will discuss tests with you. Pregnancy scan: Fertility Associates will arrange a pregnancy scan when you are around 7—8 weeks pregnant.

While you’re pregnant

Like many young couples starting out, we were full of hope for the future. Hope that one day we would have a family with two, maybe even three, children. Like many couples we also waited until the time was right to start our family.

Your doctor, midwife or physio will refer you to have an ultrasound scan to help For scans of your abdomen, such as the gallbladder, it is important you do not.

Nuchal translucency is a measurement of fluid behind the baby’s neck that is present in all babies during the first trimester of pregnancy. Our staff are specially trained and audited through the Fetal Medicine Foundation to undertake this examination using very specific guidelines. Fortunately, these defects are rare.

Growth scans allow us track how your baby is growing. Specialised scans can evaluate your risk of having a baby that is small. There are several reasons why you may be referred for a tertiary level scan. You may have had an examination at another centre and the report suggest tertiary referral. Having a sneak preview of baby is a magical moment. This is a specialised procedure and can only be performed in the optimal conditions.

If baby is not facing in the right direction or is cuddling their placenta a picture may not be able to be obtained. The chance of obtaining that special picture is maximised with the assistance of an ultrasound machine highly specialised for pregnancy imaging.

When will I have my first scan?

You will have heard about ultrasound before, but may have some questions about ultrasound and your baby. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to see internal structures of the body. A hand held ‘transducer’ sends a brief pulse of sound into the body.

You can have the abortion pill or a minor surgical procedure (usually awake) They will have to accurately date the pregnancy by examination and/or scan and​.

Please remember keep your phone on flight mode during the scan. Please do not go to the toilet for the half hour before your appointment. I just wanted to say how wonderful you are! I popped in this morning for my 12 week scan and I was blown away by how you are genuinely enthusiastic and passionate about what you do. It made my husband, myself and my very excited mother in law reassured that we are and bubs in the best of hands.

So thank you, you are doing an awesome job! There are four common times in your pregnancy when you will be referred for an ultrasound by your doctor or midwife. This scan is best done at weeks. The amount of fluid under the skin at the back of a baby’s neck is measured using ultrasound. All babies have some fluid, but many babies with chromosomal abnormalities e.

Down’s syndrome have an abnormal amount. Blood tests which also help to establish risk, can usually be done on the same day.

Screening tests and scans: week 0–14

Jewellery, piercings or any other metal or plastic material should be removed before an X-Ray as it may be covering the area of examination: eg. You will be given a gown to wear. Opening Hours. Contact us.

You will have heard about ultrasound before, but may have some questions about ultrasound and your baby. For certain types of scan, the date may be very important to ensure the best measurements. Factors that determine the length of the scan are the position of the baby in the Email: [email protected]

Routine ultrasound should not be offered or requested simply to confirm an ongoing early pregnancy in the absence of any clinical concerns, symptoms or specific indications. The purpose of the scan is to confirm viability, accurately establish gestational age, determine the number of viable fetuses, evaluate gross fetal anatomy and, if requested, assess the NT as part of the risk assessment for aneuploidy.

Document findings as per Early pregnancy ultrasound examination see above :. Once a live embryo is visible, the CRL should be used to calculate the due date. The MSD should not be included in this calculation. For reporting pro forma examples, see First trimester reporting pro forma. Skip to main content. First-trimester ultrasound.

Early pregnancy ultrasound examination First trimester dating should be determined by crown-rump length CRL not from mean gestational sac diameter as the latter is less accurate. Most early pregnancy scans less than 7 weeks will require transabdominal TA and transvaginal TV imaging. TA imaging alone may be sufficient if excellent visualisation of a live intrauterine embryo is achieved and the woman is asymptomatic.

How many scans to expect when you’re expecting

Ultrasound is a type of diagnostic medical imaging system which uses sound waves above the threshold of hearing to capture live images from within your body. It is painless and used in most soft tissue areas of the body. It is most well-known for its use in pregnancy. Your doctor, midwife or physio will refer you to have an ultrasound scan to help with the diagnosis of a condition or to assess your baby during pregnancy.

Ultrasound can see signs of your pregnancy from as early as six weeks. the ultrasound machine turns them into diagnostic images of you and your baby. An uncomplicated pregnancy generally does not require any additional scans.

Please contact Healthline on for advice and Contact Us if you need to reschedule your appointment. For information on Alert Level 2 and what we’re doing to keep you and our staff safe, please Click Here. We aim to provide an affordable and accessible service and we are pleased to offer free pregnancy scans to Community Services Cardholders some exceptions apply. Important: Additional surcharges are being introduced for funded pregnancy scans from 11 May See our Prices page for details.

If you have a current Community Services Card CSC most maternity scans are free of charge except for the week anatomy scan or if you are having twins.

Pregnancy / Obstetric Ultrasound 3D & 4D Scans

Ultrasound scans use sound waves to create a picture of the baby in the womb. Most women have one or more ultrasound scans during pregnancy. The two scans routinely offered during pregnancy are the nuchal scan and the anatomy scan. Sometimes other scans are performed earlier or later in pregnancy to check the growth of the baby, the position of the baby or the placenta, or for other reasons.

A baby and heartbeat can be seen on the scan after 6 weeks.

Get in touch with us to book an Ultrasound scan, and find out what is involved. We Unless you’ve been asked not to, you should continue eating and drinking​.

Choose a midwife and find out about who can get maternity care, paid parental leave, antenatal classes, health tests and parenting support. As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed you need to choose an LMC. Most LMCs are registered midwives, but they can also be:. Maternity care: Choosing a lead maternity carer. Many district health boards offer free antenatal classes.

The Ministry of Health website has information about classes. Antenatal or childbirth classes. Types of parental leave: Special leave. Parents with babies due on or after 1 July are eligible for 22 weeks of paid parental leave.

Pregnancy Scans

After 12 weeks gestation, the age is confirmed from calculations using the head, abdomen and upper leg measurements. The ultrasound scan can also identify fetal abnormalities as well as twins. The time for your pregnancy ultrasound has arrived and we are pleased to join you on your journey providing quality scanning to support the best outcome for you and your baby.

The person who does your scan is a Sonographer and there are several different types of scans they complete throughout your pregnancy.

A dating scan may be performed from 6 weeks of pregnancy, with the optimal time being 8 weeks. It is used to do we always get a good image of baby’s face​?

Trans abdominal ultrasound scan. Some warm gel is applied to your lower abdomen and a probe is used to transmit ultrasound images to the screen for interpretation. A trans-vaginal internal scan may also be required to fully assess your pregnancy. You will be asked to empty your bladder and a probe will be inserted into the vagina as far as a tampon. This additional technique can give extra information which may be critical in assessing the well-being of your pregnancy.

The scan will confirm your due date and assess the viability of the pregnancy. The scan is most accurate around weeks. We can also scan you if you are having problems with your pregnancy e. We can then check to see if your baby is alive or whether you might be having a miscarriage or whether you might have an ectopic pregnancy. You must bring your referral with you.

7 Week Ultrasound

Most pregnant women will have an ultrasound scan during their pregnancy. This simple test is quite safe for both mother and baby and causes only minor, if any, discomfort. Ultrasound is a way of taking a look at the baby without using potentially dangerous X-rays. During an ultrasound scan, high-frequency soundwaves are used to create moving images of the developing baby, shown on a screen. Ultrasound scans may be recommended at various stages of pregnancy for several reasons.

Here are some examples.

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Why Get An Early Pregnancy Scan