September 2023 - The Ultrasound Suite

The Different Types of Ovarian Cysts

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Sophia McCarthy

Ovarian cysts are very common and do not usually cause any symptoms. Cedars-Sinai estimates that 10% of women experience ovarian cysts, with many not even realising they have one, as most ovarian cysts occur naturally and go away in a few months without needing any treatment.

 

WHAT IS AN OVARIAN CYST?

In order to understand what an ovarian cyst is, let’s take a brief recap of what the ovaries are.

Most women are born with two ovaries, with each one on either side of the womb (or […]

What Is The Placenta And How Does It Work?

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Sophia McCarthy

During a pregnancy ultrasound scan, the sonographer will always check the condition of your placenta alongside your baby. This is because the placenta is a crucial organ during pregnancy. The placenta itself, its formation and its functions are really incredible—it’s amazing what your body can do to create a healthy happy baby!

 

WHAT IS THE PLACENTA AND HOW DOES IT FORM?

The purpose of the placenta is to deliver oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and hormones to your baby while it’s in the womb, and this is transported through the […]