Getting the first pictures of your baby is one of the most moving parts of your ultrasound scan. The picture that we give you to take home will be something that you treasure long after your visit to the clinic in London.
4D scans can give you an amazing view of your baby’s face before he or she arrives. However, the quality of the pictures will depend on how willing your baby is to cooperate. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have the best chance of getting good pictures.
One of the top tips that you will hear from the doctor when you use our private GP services is to stay active. Getting regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, whether that means taking a gentle stroll or going to the gym. Staying fit could even help your immune system to keep functioning at its best, which might mean that you need less help from our private GP services as you grow older. Read More
Having any kind of ultrasound scan can give you an amazing insight into what your baby is up to in the womb, but 4D scans can provide an even more special view. What you see can be magical and emotional, but it can also be surprising and even a little but funny. Read More
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.