Ectopic pregnancies account for 1 in 80 pregnancies. It occurs when a woman’s ovum, that has been fertilised, gets stuck somewhere else instead of moving down her fallopian tube to develop in the womb. Often the blockage occurs in the fallopian tube but there are also many other areas in which the pregnancy can become stuck. This common occurrence in pregnancies can be life-threatening for the mother if not treated in time.
Why do ectopic pregnancies happen?
Unfortunately there are no identifiable reasons as to why ectopic pregnancies occur, however there are a number of […]
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 […]
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 […]
A common question we get asked from concerned mothers is always around the subject of ultrasound potentially harming their baby. It’s a perfectly normal concern to have and something every mother does wonder. Ultrasounds are the most common way for viewing your baby and determining the wellness of your fetus. Ultrasound is also used to scan a number of other different areas on the human body for medical diagnosis.
The History of Ultrasound
Ultrasound was first developed in 1943 during the second world war. It was originally designed for industrial use but began showing its […]