We use the latest GE Voluson E8 with HD Live and all of our scans are carried out by fully qualified and experienced sonographers who can talk you through every step of your pregnancy.
It is now possible to determine whether the baby has chromosonal disorders, such as Downs Syndrome, from just 10 weeks gestation by analysing feotal DNA found in the mothers blood.
The blood sample undergoes rigorous testing to give a result that is greater than 99% accurate.
In addition, the baby’s gender can also be confirmed if you would like to know.
This detailed ultrasound scan, sometimes called the mid-pregnancy or 20-week scan, is usually carried out when you are between 18 and 21 weeks pregnant.
Some problems can be seen more clearly than others.Sometimes, it is not possible to take measurements of the nuchal translucency.In this case, you will be offered the quadruple test (a blood test which can be performed between 14 weeks and 20 weeks 6 days) as your screening test for Down’s syndrome.Since November 2010, the Rosie hospital has offered all women screening for Down’s syndrome at their first routine scan.This is known as ‘combined screening’ because it involves an ultrasound scan (the ‘nuchal translucency scan’) and a blood test.For example, some babies have a problem called open spina bifida, which affects the spinal cord.