Women’s and Newborn Unit

Women’s and Newborn Unit

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NHS and private ultrasound scans during pregnancy

Now comes the moment when you might get to see your baby for the first time — the week scan. We run through what scans are and what to expect on the day. This is often just called a scan. The scan builds a picture from the way high-frequency sound waves from a probe passed over your tummy reflect off your baby in your womb Whitworth et al, ; NHS, a; NHS, b.

Because of this, the week scan can also be called a dating scan NHS, c. This gives you detailed information about the types of scan offered and what they look for Healthtalk,

you are expecting and we check your expected due date, although this is only an estimate and At this scan we also offer screening for Down’s syndrome. At the 22 week scan we check for any structural abnormalities, see if the baby is Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Trust Headquarters East Surrey Hospital.

Ultrasound is the use of high frequency sound waves to create an image of the inside of the body. This is done by using a small hand sensor and gel, which is moved over the surface of the skin and uses the sound waves to create a picture. It is safe and will not cause any discomfort. The scan usually takes mins and is performed by a sonographer or Radiologist who specialises in Ultrasound. Ultrasound is used to find out what is causing your problem and help your doctor find the best treatment.

We have a specialist team of staff to make your ultrasound scan a pleasant experience. One of our assistant’s will assist you into the room and prepare you for the scan which will be performed by a sonographer or a radiologist radiographer or doctor with specialist training in ultrasound. A small hand held device called a transducer is gently moved over your skin to examine the area indicated.

This is completely pain free. A clear gel is used between the transducer and your skin.

Maternity Unit

Following the latest government instructions on social distancing, we can confirm that patients with medical appointments should still attend, unless they have been informed otherwise by the hospital. When moving around the hospital, please maintain social distancing at all times. Restricted arrangements for visiting patients remain in place — click here for more details.

A late scan can help determine the health of the baby by measuring the baby’s growth and A full bladder is required for the dating scan and the week scan.

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.

If you have been referred by your doctor, please bring your referral letter with you to your appointment. When you attend hospital with pain or bleeding in early pregnancy, we understand that you are anxious and worried about whether or not your pregnancy will continue. We want to support you during this stressful and worrying time and are here to listen and advise you.

Once we have discussed your individual situation and obtained a history of all your relevant medical information, we are then able to plan your further assessment and treatment with you. Ultrasound scans, done before 12 weeks, are usually internal vaginal as they give us a clearer, more defined image enabling an accurate diagnosis. This is a safe procedure which should not be painful.

Ultrasound in pregnancy

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Our women’s health services include services for women, including breast care, Many women attend hospital expecting to have an ultrasound scan. are at least 6 weeks from your last period date in order that we can see a fetal heartbeat​.

It gives you the opportunity to see some visual evidence of your pregnancy and we consider the scan to be crucial for the following reasons:. The vast majority of babies are born without any form of disability. However, all women have a small chance of delivering a baby with mental or physical disability and some major structural anomalies can be detected at the early pregnancy scan. The chance of the fetus having a chromosomal imbalance will depend on the age of the mother and the measurement of the amount of fluid found behind the neck of the fetus between 12 and 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Screening Test for you and your baby. Recent studies have shown that the length of the neck of the womb cervical length might indicate the chances for going into labour prematurely. We check this at the time of your week scan and discuss the findings with you. One to two percent of pregnant women have a short cervix measuring lass than 15mm during pregnancy.

Women’s Health at University Hospital Lewisham

Due to the unprecedented situation we have to take extraordinary protective measures to minimise the risk of harm for mums, dads, babies and families. Pregnancy: During antenatal appointments community or hospital visitors will be requested to wait outside the room. This includes attendances to scanning, triage and day assessment unit DAU. Where possible please do not bring children to your appointments. No swapping of visitors is permitted. Postnatal: No visitors permitted for postnatal mothers at anytime, anywhere in the maternity building.

Once you’ve discovered that you are pregnant, it’s important to get health Most hospitals will offer women at least two ultrasound scans during pregnancy. The first is usually around eight to 12 weeks and is sometimes called the dating scan,​.

Our aim is to ensure you have the best possible experience along with a high standard of care. Our newly refurbished Labour Ward is easily contacted on or and the Birth Centre can be contacted on It features 13 single-birth rooms, a pool room, two dedicated maternity theatres and a two-bed recovery room. Normal births, assisted births and planned and emergency caesarean section births take place on the Labour Ward.

Our team of experienced staff members includes doctors, midwives, theatre practitioners, maternity support workers, healthcare assistants, and clerical and domestic staff. First contact with a health professional should ideally take place by 10 weeks. A booking appointment will be arranged with a midwife to collect some information and plan subsequent care for the pregnancy.

Women who are identified as having risk factors in pregnancy will be referred for consultant obstetrician opinion and planning of care. This includes women with hypertension, hyperemesis gravidarium, poor obstetric history, a small or large baby for the pregnancy stage, reduced foetal movements, obstetric cholestasis itching in pregnancy , confirmed spontaneous rupture of membranes SROM , foetal abnormalities, diabetes and external cephalic version turning baby from the breech position.

Wards M3 and M4 have recently been refurbished and improvements made based on recommendations and feedback from women, their families and staff.

Early pregnancy scan

Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb. The scans are painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy. Talk to your midwife, GP or obstetrician about any concerns you have. For many women, ultrasound scans are the highlight of pregnancy.

First contact with a health professional should ideally take place by 10 weeks. A booking The scan can be carried out at the same time as the dating scan.

Following the latest government instructions on social distancing, we can confirm that patients with medical appointments should still attend, unless they have been informed otherwise by the hospital. When moving around the hospital, please maintain social distancing at all times. Restricted arrangements for visiting patients remain in place — click here for more details.

Unless you have a medical appointment, need to attend the Emergency Department or are visiting a patient in accordance with our restricted visiting arrangements, please do not come to the hospital site. We are providing the same urgent and emergency care for children as we always do. Click here for more advice. Read the latest NHS guidance. For the majority of women, the week scan is a reassuring and memorable experience, but sometimes problems are found. Some findings may not be significant and will resolve themselves.

Others can forewarn of problems that would otherwise not be detected until birth or even infancy. Some information can cause considerable anxiety and can lead parents to consider options regarding continuation of the pregnancy. It is important to remember that only some abnormalities can be detected by scan; others are difficult to detect and therefore may be overlooked by scan, while some do not develop until later in the pregnancy or after birth.

Jump to navigation. Coronavirus – COVID Following the latest government instructions on social distancing, we can confirm that patients with medical appointments should still attend, unless they have been informed otherwise by the hospital.

Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic

Casualty First is now open on an appointment only basis, Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm. To book an appointment, click here. We are offering Outpatient appointments.

both the woman and her baby are healthy, as well as providing an estimated date for the birth. Antenatal care monitors the health of pregnant women throughout their An ultrasound scan is undertaken by staff specially trained in using.

We cover rural, town and coastal areas in this stunning part of Devon. Over babies are born a year either at home or in our Delivery Suite. The community midwives have their antenatal clinics in the local GP practices, and community hospitals. Your first appointment should be made with them before 10 weeks of pregnancy. You can do this by leaving a message for the midwife at your GP surgery or contacting ante natal clinic on The antenatal clinics in the hospital are for your screening tests, ultrasound scans and specific Consultant appointments, as required.

There are 6 en suite spacious delivery rooms, including 2 with birthing pools. We can also provide birthing balls and mats to help with your labour. Each room has a television, reclining chair and dimmer switches on the lights. This is to provide you with a relaxing and safe environment to birth your baby.

Which screening tests are performed during pregnancy? – Dr. Anitha Prasad


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