The BCG vaccination can help to protect your child against many forms of tuberculosis (TB). Although the vaccine isn’t needed for every child, it is recommended if they are at higher risk of infection. If you decide to have the jab, it is good to know what to expect when you bring your child to the clinic. Read More
Having a 4D ultrasound scan at our London clinic can be an amazing experience, but you might be wondering how these new scans are able to create 3D pictures of your baby. The scan procedure is actually very similar to the normal 2D scans, but the way the images are processed is a little bit different. Read More
Although many women will only need the routine scans during pregnancy, different types of ultrasound are sometimes performed at the clinic in London. You may need extra abdominal scans or even an internal scan to check on your baby early in the pregnancy. Abdominal and trans-vaginal scans are performed differently, so it is important to know which type of scan you will be having when you visit the clinic.
If you are expecting twins, you might need a few more antenatal appointments in London and a little extra care during your
pregnancy. Although most twin pregnancies proceed without any complications, there is a slightly higher risk of some pregnancy
problems. As soon as the first scan reveals that you are expecting twins, your private maternity care team will start
recommending some extra check ups.
The meningitis B vaccine is the latest addition to the childhood vaccination schedule. All under 2s will now receive the vaccine, but older children can have the shot too through our private GP service in Chelsea. Here is what you need to know about getting the meningitis B vaccine.
Finding out whether you’re expecting a boy or girl can be one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy, but it won’t usually happen at your first ultrasound. You will have to wait until at least 16 weeks for your private pregnancy scan in London to reveal your baby’s sex.
The HPV vaccine has been provided to girls in the UK for many years now, but boys are still not being routinely vaccinated against a virus that can affect them too. While the HPV vaccine is more important to girls because of the higher risk of cervical cancer, protecting boys against HPV can help to prevent some rarer forms of cancer. Read More
If you have an abnormal results from a cervical smear test, your doctor at the private gynaecology clinic in London may need to conduct a colposcopy. The colposcopy is a simple procedure that allows your doctor to investigate the cervix carefully to find out if you need treatment. Read More
If you’re thinking about visiting the London clinic for a 4D scan, you might be wondering what exactly you will see. Our 4D scans can show you a lot more than the routine ultrasounds you’ve had before. Read More
By the time you’re due for your first routine ultrasound scan in London at 12 weeks, your baby will already have grown a lot. From just a single cell, he or she will have grown into a tiny foetus that already looks very much like a baby. You should be able to recognise the head, profile and limbs of your baby, although it could take you a while to get used to the way the black and white ultrasound picture looks. Read More