During your first appointment with your midwife you will be offered a number of blood tests to find out your blood group and also test for the following: You will be offered a scan to estimate the due date of your baby.This will help to ensure that your baby is growing as he/she should be and will also help you to plan for the arrival.Please do not go to the toilet for the half hour before your appointment.
At your dating scan, you will also be offered a nuchal translucency (NT) scan which assesses whether your baby is likely to have Down's syndrome.
This is combined with a blood test which estimates the risk of your baby having Down's syndrome.
Private ultrasound NT (Nuchal Translucency) scan for dating, well being and nuchal thickness measurement combined with a blood test.
Your blood needs to be taken either by us at the time of your appointment or privately by your midwife, GP or local phlebotomist.
It made my husband, myself and my (very excited) mother in law reassured that we are (and bubs) in the best of hands. There are four common times in your pregnancy when you will be referred for an ultrasound by your doctor or midwife.
These are for Dating, Nuchal Translucency screening, Anatomy and Growth or Presentation assessments: This scan is best done at 8-10 weeks.
Results are available approximately 3 to 5 working days after your appointment.
We recommend that you present your screening results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking.
Individual circumstances may dictate that more scans may be offered and a breakdown of what you could receive is detailed below.
Early viability scan This usually takes place at 6 to 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Risk assessment for Down's Syndrome between 11 – 13 weeks and 6 days gestation, no sexing.