Second dating scan
As well as receiving a risk for Down’s, Edward’s and Patau’s syndrome we can also diagnose certain major fetal abnormalities.
The Nuchal Translucency scan demonstrates an 85% sensitivity for the detection of Down’s syndrome.
We had been scared by our NHS dating scan and left feeling like there was something wrong. Kate scanned me the first time and put me completely at easy.
The scan and blood test where efficient without feeling rushed and all very easy.
For some women in Ireland this will be the only scan they have.
For many public patients living outside Dublin they will not be offered this scan routinely, but may be able to avail of it by paying for it privately.
It is unequal and unfair and we hope that in time this will change so that all pregnant people will have routine access should they choose to.
We’re going to take a look at ultrasound scans over three parts that will examine why mothers are offered scans, what the benefit of scans are, the safety of scans and what the implications of scans are for the rest of their pregnancy and labour.
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The Birth Company is the first clinic in UK to offer this service allowing you to share your pregnancy ultrasound with friends and family wherever they are in the world.