April 2023 - The Ultrasound Suite

It’s Twins! An Overview of Twin Pregnancy and Common Terminology

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Blog post by Rebecca Falnes

One of the first things we check when you come in for your pregnancy scan is how many babies there are. Don’t worry too much, most of the time there’s just one. Occasionally, there might be a second (or third!) But we’ll go through everything you need to know about your chances of having twins and if you have a higher chance due to heredity. (Hint: your chances do not increase if twins run in the dad’s side of the family!) 

First thing to know […]

The Ballerine: What You Need to Know About the New Copper IUD

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Sophia McCarthy

An IUD is an intrauterine device used for the purposes of birth control. You have likely heard of—or even used—IUDs such a Mirena Coil  (a t-shaped device which releases progestogen) or another non-hormonal IUD that releases copper to prevent pregnancy.

 

The Ballerine, a new, non-hormonal IUD has been developed by Ocon Medical. Our staff have been briefed on how to scan for this IUD using ultrasound as it will begin to be used in Ireland. The Ballerine is unique in the market due to its unique, spherical shape. It is […]

We’re Finalists in The County Wexford Business Awards!

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Sophia McCarthy

We are delighted to announce that our Gorey clinic has gotten through to the finals in The Wexford Business Awards under two categories: Operational Excellence and Excellence in Online Business & Digital Marketing!

We are in the finals following two successful interviews with a panel of judges at the shortlist rounds back in March. Our senior sonographer in Gorey, Rebecca, attended the Operational Excellence interview while I attended the Digital Marketing panel as the clinic’s Digital Marketing Manager. 

We are so excited and honoured to be in the finals alongside several other amazing businesses across […]