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Abnormal Uterus Shapes: What You Need to Know

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Blog post by Sophia McCarthy

Did you know that the uterus can come in lots of different shapes and sizes? If an ultrasound reveals that your uterus is what we call an “abnormal shape”, it’s totally natural to feel a bit panicked. This certainly isn’t helped by the fact that even one innocent internet search for more details can produce an onslaught of alarmist headlines; unnecessarily scaring expectant mothers or those trying to conceive. We therefore felt it was important to clearly and calmly provide you with the facts surrounding these different shapes, as well as […]

Planning Your Gender Reveal Scan

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Blog post by Sophia McCarthy

One of our most popular scans is the Gender Determination Scan, a full foetal wellbeing check that also determines the sex of the baby. This is a very exciting moment for first time parents—or those who may have eager siblings waiting at home for a gender reveal—so it’s incredibly important to accurately plan the date of your gender scan so you are not left disappointed on the day. 

So why are dates so important for this scan? We have been performing gender scans for many years here at The Ultrasound […]

When Should I Feel My Baby Move?

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By Rebecca Falnes.

It is very common to wonder when you’ll finally get to feel your baby’s little movements and kicks during pregnancy. It’s not a straightforward answer and there are a few variables to take into consideration. The biggest factor is the location of your placenta. Where the placenta attaches is completely random (and also has no bearing on whether your child is a boy or girl, contrary to what some websites out there may have you believe – you’ve got a 50/50 shot). It also doesn’t change position during the pregnancy […]

Fatty Liver and Ultrasound: What You Need to Know

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WHAT IS FATTY LIVER?

The liver is an organ weighing about 3 pounds that is located behind the right rib cage. Its job is to process nutrients from food and drink while filtering hazardous substances out of your blood. It is normal for your liver to contain a small amount of fat, but health problems can arise when there is too much. 

Fatty liver, otherwise medically known as hepatic steatosis, is when excess amounts of fat accumulate in the liver. Excessive amounts of fat spikes an inflammatory response, which can damage the liver and cause scarring (known medically […]

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