Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare

Screening During Pregnancy

At Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare, situated in the prestigious areas of Belgravia and Dulwich, London, we provide advanced fetal screening services to detect and manage potential health concerns during pregnancy. Our expert medical team uses state-of-the-art technology to conduct comprehensive screenings for chromosomal abnormalities, fetal anomalies, and risks associated with premature birth, ensuring proactive care for the unborn baby.

What is Fetal Screening?

Fetal screening is a critical aspect of prenatal care, designed to evaluate the health and development of an unborn baby. These screenings help identify potential genetic conditions, physical anomalies, and assess risks that could affect the pregnancy and delivery.

Key Fetal Screening Services Offered

Screening for Chromosomal Abnormalities This includes tests such as the nuchal translucency scan and blood tests performed during the first trimester. These screenings assess the risk of conditions like Down syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome, and Patau’s syndrome, providing essential information early in the pregnancy.

Fetal Anomaly Screening Conducted around 18-21 weeks of pregnancy, the fetal anomaly scan checks the baby’s body for structural abnormalities. This detailed ultrasound examines the brain, heart, bones, and organs to ensure they are developing normally.

Screening for Premature Birth Screenings for premature birth involve assessing the length of the cervix and checking for fetal fibronectin, which can help predict the risk of preterm labour. These screenings are vital for mothers with a history of premature births or those exhibiting symptoms suggesting a higher risk of early delivery.

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Our Approach to Fetal Screening

Our fetal screening approach at Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare is detailed and patient-focused:

  • Advanced Technology: Utilising the latest ultrasound and diagnostic technologies to provide clear and accurate assessments.
  • Expert Team: Our fetal medicine consultants are specialists in prenatal screening, offering skilled interpretation and advice.
  • Individual Care Plans: Based on screening outcomes, we develop personalised care plans tailored to meet the specific needs of each pregnancy.

What to Expect During Your Screening Visits

Visiting Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare for fetal screening, you can expect:

  • A Comprehensive Evaluation: Each screening is conducted meticulously to ensure all aspects of fetal health are assessed.
  • Comfort and Support: We prioritise your comfort and provide emotional support throughout the screening process.
  • Immediate Feedback: Results are discussed promptly, with clear explanations and guidance on any further steps or necessary interventions.