As an expectant parent, you might be wondering what your baby is getting up to while it’s preparing to arrive! Aside from sleeping and getting chubby, did you know that—even while still in the womb—babies have an instinctive drive to start practising behaviours and facial expressions that will help them survive once they’re born?
A study conducted in 2005 by researchers in New Zealand using ultrasound monitoring examined the various behavioural states of a baby in-utero. Using a quick noise outside the womb to startle the foetus, it was able to […]
Now that the Christmas season buzz has truly begun, you might be struggling to think of a unique, meaningful gift for family and friends who are expecting. Why not give them the gift of an ultrasound experience?
A private ultrasound voucher is a wonderful gift for any soon-to-parent, as all of our scan packages include a full wellbeing check and a take-home package of printed photos and video links. We ensure that all of our patients leave with a sense of reassurance and some keepsakes to last them a lifetime.
All of our […]
Blog post by Rebecca Falnes
Sometimes figuring out your due date can be confusing. There are several variables that can affect your dates, and everyone’s body is different and won’t necessarily follow a “normal” cycle. Here we will go over the best way to determine your due date and what it is based on.
Last Menstrual Period (LMP)
The first thing your doctor, midwife, or sonographer will ask you is when the first day of your last period was. We always go by the day your period started as the first way to determine […]
For medical reasons, it is a good idea to have at least one 2D ultrasound scan of your baby during pregnancy. Using 2D ultrasound provides the sonographer with a wealth of information; they can perform a full well-being check to make sure your baby is growing on track with your dates and is healthy, and even determine the gender! They can also detect and flag the presence of possible fetal anomalies. Most health insurance providers will also cover the cost of conducting this scan.
What then are 3D and 4D ultrasounds? Are they safe? And when is the best […]