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Scannning Room

Important Information regarding COVID-19 - Please read X

Updated 12/07/2021

We wanted to update you about our plans to continue to support you during this very unsure time.  We have a link at the bottom of the page to the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) who give regularly updated guidance for Covid-19 and pregnancy. The RCOG guidelines suggest that pregnant women are in a slightly increased risk group for Covid-19 and this risk also slightly increases again in the third trimester (28 weeks onwards) which we take very seriously and is reflected in our guidelines.

Despite the (likely) lifting of restrictions on the 19th of July our clinics being medical and diagnostic will remain in line with the NHS regarding the wearing of masks in the clinics (unless you are medically exempt). During the scan we are face to face less than a meter from the person having the scan for longer than 15 minutes which increases risks of transmission of Covid – 19 for all. We will be allowing well behaved children to attend but will be continuing with social distancing, mask wearing and a total of 4 people attending including the person having the scan –  we need to ensure we remain as Covid secure as possible even with the lifting of restrictions.

We are asking for everyone to attend on time and not early for their scan to reduce time waiting in the reception area. Facemasks must be worn throughout the appointment in the clinic unless you are exempt.

On arrival please use the hand sanitiser or bathroom to wash your hands.

At the end of each scan you will not need to wait around and can leave directly from the scanning room which again reduces time with anyone else waiting in reception. The scanning room is then cleaned before the next patient arrives. Our staff are maintaining a stringent hand washing policy to reduce the risk of transmission.

The overwhelming need to keep your families and ours safe will mean that if you or anyone within your home is displaying any signs of Covid-19 or in self isolation please stay away and we will see you after isolation period set by the Government.

We completely understand the worry at this point, pregnancy can be a time of anxiety as it is without this additional concern  – we have attached a link to a valuable source of information which will hopefully be able to answer any concerns you have – we are also here if you have any questions.

In short we are talking every measure to keep you, your family and our families safe at this time.

Keep well and you know where we are if you need anything.

Kindest regards,

The Scanning Room Team xx

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

7 to 11 weeks

Early Scan

So why would you have an early scan?

For most women they just want, or need to see their baby and confirm that the pregnancy is real! For others they may have sadly experienced a miscarriage and just need the peace of mind and reassurance that an early scan can bring. Time really seems to drag in the first trimester, seeing is certainly believing!

An early pregnancy scan will confirm the presence of a heartbeat, diagnose a single or multiple pregnancy and establish an estimated due date. It can be performed from 7 weeks of pregnancy, before this time it is not always possible to see the fetal heart beating but can confirm the pregnancy is in the right place and developing as it should for the number of weeks you are.

We also see women who have had bleeding and can’t be seen quickly in their local early pregnancy unit, or those that have had a loss of symptoms and are concerned – we can provide you with a service that fully assess how you are progressing and will give you all the information you need.

This early scan is not routinely available on the NHS and does not require a GP or Midwife referral.

What we do…

Usually performed over the tummy as transabdominal scan, for this reason having a moderately full bladder will help to see the pregnancy more clearly in the early weeks.

We will measure your little one crown to rump to get an estimated due date and assess that everything is developing normally for that number of weeks. We will also confirm that the pregnancy is in the right place within the uterus and check that the uterus and ovaries appear normal.

We also have the option of performing an internal scan if we don’t get great views over the tummy. This is entirely safe in early pregnancy and will be discussed with you as an option where needed.

After the scan..

We will create a detailed report for you with everything that we have seen and also give you pictures of your little bean.

Throughout the scan we will be talking about what your baby is doing, how it is developing and what it can do – such a lovely insight into your baby’s world.

If we sadly find that the things are not progressing as they should we discuss everything that we can see, giving you plenty of time to ask questions. We create a report and contact your local early pregnancy unit (EPU) for a follow up appointment.

An 8 week 6 day old little bean.

9 weeks old.

“I cannot recommend Lindsay enough!! I've seen Lindsay a few times after a really difficult time to make sure things were getting back to normal and she's always been so lovely and helpful. She's always on hand to answer any questions I have and I cannot thank her enough xx”

Leanne

Early scan 7-11 weeks £89

25 minute appointment £89
20 minute scan time
Viability check and heartbeat visualisation
Anatomy check
Estimated due date
Detailed scan report
Pictures
Fully qualified sonographers to assess normal development.

 

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