Our Consultant Gynaecologist provides a full range of Pregnancy Care Services at our London clinic including early pregnancy management, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts and abnormal bleeding.
Fit for Fertility
Consultations for pre-pregnancy review and lifestyle advice are provided. Routine screening to confirm you are fit for pregnancy includes confirmation of rubella immunity, blood pressure check, sexual health screen and diabetes screening.
Detailed fertility screening can also be carried out including ultrasound scan and blood tests for ovarian reserve, semen analysis and tests of tubal patency.
Early Pregnancy Care
Early Pregnancy ultrasound scans are performed at The Smart Clinics (Brompton Cross) for reassurance and viability scans before 12 weeks. Women with pain or bleeding may also be seen.
Harmony Prenatal Test
The Harmony test is a new test used during pregnancy. It analyses a sample of the mother’s blood to assess fragments of the baby’s DNA in order to predict the risk of Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) or Patau syndrome (trisomy 13).
Results are more accurate than traditional Down syndrome tests and much less likely to give a false positive:
- Detects 99% of the fetuses with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) compared to 79% with traditional blood test
- Detects 97% of fetuses with trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
- Detects 92% of fetuses with trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
- False positive rate less than 1 in 1,600, compared to 1 in 20 for traditional Downs test, meaning that there is reduced likelihood of a needless amniocentesis as follow-up
The test can be used as early as 10 weeks and can also predict the baby’s gender.
Results are normally available in around 7-10 days.