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September 2019 - The Ultrasound Suite

When Should I Book My First Ultrasound?

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Your first pregnancy is an exciting time and getting to see your baby at your first scan is equally as exciting. When you find out that you are pregnant you may be wondering when the best time is to get an ultrasound scan. Many people wait until they are around 12 weeks but there are many advantages of getting an early pregnancy scan done before this. 

 

Early ultrasound scans can be carried out from 6 weeks onwards, as the heartbeat can first be seen at this stage. It’s advised that you wait at least 7 weeks from the […]

Can Ultrasound pick up Down’s Syndrome?

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One of the biggest concerns for expecting mothers is around the health of their baby. Fortunately there are a number of different scans and tests available to help predict the overall wellness of their baby. This is so they can prepare themselves for when the baby is born and if the baby will need any further medical attention after birth. On the contrary, if a pregnancy screens low risk for abnormalities, it puts the parents minds at ease knowing that their baby is healthy and safe.

 

What is Down Syndrome?

 

Down Syndrome occurs in 1 of […]