Ante Natal Clinic

Ante Natal Clinic

Ante Natal Clinic

For most women who are young, fit and healthy their pregnancy will pass without any major problems. You will have NHS Midwifery appointments per the standard protocol.

If it is your first pregnancy or if you are at all worried, we can offer a more frequent review and scanning programme with our team to keep a check on the progress of your pregnancy and give you information to help ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and birth.

Through our partner company, Baby Scanning Limited, we can offer you a full range of private pregnancy scans such as:

  • Early Pregnancy Scans
  • Gender Scans (Including Live HD Gender Scans)
  • Presentation Scans
  • Growth Scans
  • 3D & 4D Scans (Detailed foetal scan images & video)
  • HD Live Scan (High-Definition images & video of baby)

We are committed to exceptional patient centred care at a time that suits you. We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.

Our specialists also offer a blood test called “Harmony” which analyses cell free DNA in maternal blood and gives a strong indication of whether the baby is at high or low chance of having trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) or trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome). Although this test is very accurate it cannot be guaranteed to identify all babies with these conditions and current data shows that the test will identify 99% of the babies with trisomy 21, 98% of babies with trisomy 18 and 90% of babies with trisomy 13.

If you want an enhanced ante natal experience please contact us and we will talk you through what we can offer and also provide more detail on these services.

There are no specific requirements for attending for an ante natal scan however we recommend if possible empty your bladder 90 minutes before exam time, then consume between a half pint and full pint of fluid (water, milk, coffee, etc.) about an hour before exam time. Having a reasonably full bladder allows better images of your ovaries and uterus to be captured. We recommend a loose fitting or two-piece outfit so we can access your abdomen without you removing your clothing. You may eat normally prior to having a foetal ultrasound.

Depending on the stage of pregnancy and the type of scan being carried out your scan can show:

 

  • Your baby’s size, which is important for finding out when they’re due to arrive
  • Your baby’s heartbeat
  • The way your baby’s lying in your womb, which is important when you give birth
  • Whether you’re having one or more babies
  • The sex of you baby(s)
  • How your baby’s organs and bones are developing, including their spinal cord, kidneys, bowel, brain, heart, arms, and legs
  • The scan can also show some health conditions and chromosomal conditions.

Again, depending on the type of scan, where you are in your pregnancy and what you want to know, we can provide images and videos for you to take way and share with your loved ones.

Yes, we are happy for you to bring someone along, and for scans at around 20-week we would recommend that you are accompanied as at this point, we can sometimes find that the baby has a health condition, and it would be good to have someone with you, just in case.

We would ask you not to bring children with you, if possible, as we have limited space in the clinic, and our staff are not able to offer childcare services.

You can specify the gender of your practitioner when booking your scan, but this may restrict the availability of appointments as we cannot guarantee that we would have the appropriate staff member within the clinic at your preferred times.

The vast majority of scans show that babies are healthy, and no issues are found.

If any condition is found or suspected, the sonographer may ask for another member of staff to look at the scan and give a second opinion just to be sure.

Scans cannot find all conditions, and there’s always a chance that a baby may be born with a health issue that scans could not have seen.

If the scan shows there might be something of concern, your sonographer will write up their findings on a report and either send them to your of directly to your NHS Midwife or a specialist consultant at your request. They will also provide you with guidance on what your next steps should be and who you should contact.

Although it is not the outcome prospective parents would want, finding out about a condition before birth can help parents to plan and prepare. For example, if your baby may need treatment soon after birth, healthcare professionals can help you plan to give birth in a hospital where you and your baby get the best and most effective care.

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Patient Centered Care

Our focus is on patient care and safety which is paramount. We have invested in a brand-new facility, state of the art equipment and in recruiting qualified and highly trained specialist staff.

We have extended consultation times which allows us to listen to our patients so we can understand what their concerns and circumstances are and offer the most effective and comprehensive treatment plan.

Healthcare how you want it, when you want it.

We recognise that the delivery of health services needs to adapt to the ever-changing lifestyles and pressure we all face. In order to allow our patients to optimise their time we offer multiple access methods, be that the traditional face to face consultation, telemedicine, video consultations or home visits.

Pricing

Like most other things in life, costs for healthcare seem to be continually increasing. In a time where accessing GP services is becoming ever more difficult many people are looking for cost effective private healthcare.

Our consultations start from £95 which we believe is both affordable and competitive.

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    421 Mearns Rd
    Mearnskirk
    Newton Mearns
    Glasgow G77 5RY

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