Obstetrical Ultrasound can be performed at different stages of pregnancy:

  • 5-11 weeks     Viability/Dating

  • 11 1/2 - 13 1/2 wks Nuchal Translucency-Plus

  • 18-20 weeks   Fetal Structual Assessment

24-42 weeks

  • Fetal Growth and Welfare Assessment

  • 26 weeks        4 Dimensional

Gynaecological scans may be requested for the following:

  • Abnormal bleeding

  • Abdominal pain

  • To Assess a lump that has been found

  • Exclude ovarian cancer

  • Infertility

  • Sonohysterography

  • HyCoSy

Fetal Treatment disorders can be treated during pregnancy, curing or reducing the damage caused by an abnormality. The following are procedures which are either in use or in the research phase:

  • Intrauterine Transfusion

  • Intrauterine Shunting

  • Amnioreduction

  • Laser Coagulation of Placental Vessels

  • Fetal Cystoscopy

  • Fetal Surgery

  • Medical Therapy

Prenatal testing is mostly used to assess the baby's chromosomal makeup, but it can also determine a large number of hereditary conditions such as cystic fibrosis or thalassaemia.

The prenatal tests include:
Chorion Villus Sampling (CVS)
Fetal Blood Sampling

The fetal cells obtained are grown on culture media and then analyzed. All the chromosomes are strained and show a banding pattern with a similar appearance to a barcode, each being slightly different.
The analysis will determine if there are the correct number of chromosomes and if the pattern of each is correct.