VIABILITY and EARLY DATING SCAN
The Viability Scan is the first scan confirmation of pregnancy. This can be done from 6 weeks.
The Early Dating Scan confirms the pregnancy dates. It will let you know how far pregnant you are. It will tell you if you have a multiple pregnancy.
This scan is available with us from 6 weeks to 15 weeks.
The nuchal translucency scan assesses the baby by measuring an area of fluid behind the baby’s neck (nuchal translucency). When combined with a simple blood test it assesses the risk Downs syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome.
This is available between 11 weeks + 2 days and 13 weeks + 6 days
Non Invasive Prenatal Test
Available from 10 weeks
At the Aster Baby Scan Clinic Limited we offer the Harmony™ Prenatal Test™ and the IONA Prenatal Test™. These are Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests (NIPT) that assesses the risk for the three most common chromosome disorders, Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13).
Click here for more information on Harmony™ Prenatal Test
Click here for more information about the IONA Prenatal Test™
We offer the gender opinion from 16 weeks.
We will check the fetal heart rate, amniotic fluid and gender.
The anomaly scan assesses the development of the fetal anatomy. It also checks the baby's growth and amniotic fluid. If a concern is noted on the scan, you will be referred to your doctor or midwife.
The Anomaly scan can be performed from 18 weeks up to 24 weeks, however, we suggest around 20 weeks is the preferable time.
3D/4D HD LIVE BONDING SCAN
The Aster Star and Babylove 3D and 4D HD Live Bonding scans are a fantastic way to bond with your baby. You will see your baby and how it looks and see it as it moves and makes facial expressions. You can opt for wellbeing scans and gender to be included.
We record the amazing images and clips and share these with you instantly via your smart phone. We suggest this is best done from 24 to 28 weeks
FETAL WELLBEING SCAN
The fetal wellbeing scan will check the growth of your baby and give you an estimated fetal weight. We will also assess the amniotic fluid volume and blood flow in the umbilical artery using Doppler ultrasound. The fetal wellbeing scan is done between 20 to 24 weeks
The reassurance scan will assess the size of the baby and amniotic fluid.
This scan can be done between 14 and 20 weeks
UTERINE ARTERY DOPPLER
The uterine artery is a blood vessel that is important in the early forming and working of the placenta. It supplies the placenta. Looking at the uterine artery blood flow helps to check if the placenta is working well. It can be useful in indicating if a woman is at a high risk of blood pressure problems such as pre-eclampsia or fetal growth problems. It is not a national screening test but some studies do suggest it provides additional information if performed at around 12 weeks. We offer at 20-24 weeks, we can consider 12 weeks on an individual basis.
SCREENING FOR PRETERM BIRTH
This is done by measuring the length of the neck of the womb or cervix. If the cervix is short there is a risk of having the baby very early (preterm birth). We offer this from 16 weeks.
A unique pregnancy support scan package for parents that have experienced pregnancy loss or difficult pregnancies.
Second opinion scan when a problem is suspected
PRE-PREGNANCY ADVICE for women planning a pregnancy
POST-NATAL ADVICE for women after birth
PREGNANCY DEBRIEF for women with a previous difficult pregnancy