Worried about your pregnancy?
Whether you are on a short visit to the UK or simply want to confirm your pregnancy, The Gynae Centre is here to help give you peace of mind.
We provide all early pregnancy scans, including pregnancy confirmation scan, viability scan, and Down’s screen scan, from our conveniently located private clinic in central London.
Which early pregnancy scan do I need?
We provide the full range of early pregnancy scans. Find out more about each type of scan below.
Our experienced consultants can detect a pregnancy by ultrasound as early as 5 days after the first missed period.
Our experienced consultants can confirm the viability of a baby’s heart beat between 6-11 weeks. This scan is sometimes referred to as a ‘dating scan’.
We can arrange for Down’s syndrome screen between 12-14 weeks using a Nuchal Translucency scan.
Down’s screen scan is now offered to all pregnant women between 12-14 weeks. It involves measurement of the skin fold behind the neck (Nuchal fold) and a blood test combined with mother’s age. It allows estimation of the risk of Down’s syndrome in the pregnancy.
The confirmation of Down’s syndrome is then done by Chorion villous biopsy or amniocentesis. After 14 weeks, Down’s screen can be performed by a combination of blood tests i.e Triple or Quadruple tests measuring three or four hormones combined with maternal age. This test however is less accurate than the earlier scan by ultrasound.