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Our recently refurbished Ultrasound Department is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital. Opening Hours Monday - Friday: Referrals are accepted from GPs and the maternity Triage service.
This is a midwifery-led service that is available to women less than 12 weeks pregnant and experiencing early pregnancy problems, such as vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain. An ultrasound scan is performed externally a transabdominal scan of the lower abdomen with a full bladder or internally a transvaginal scan with an empty bladder.
An internal scan is usually required to examine a pregnancy less than 7 weeks. Depending on the scan a blood test may be required. The Anomaly Ultrasound Scan is offered to all women between weeks gestation. The anomaly Merrion fetal clinic service is provided by specialist midwife sonographers and radiographers.
The purpose of the scan is to check the health of your baby, assess the baby's growth, confirm your due date, assess the amniotic fluid volume and the location of the placenta afterbirth. You do not require a full bladder for this scan. The scan takes minutes to complete. This scan checks for major physical abnormalities in the baby although it cannot detect every problem. In most cases, the scan will show that the baby appears to be developing normally. However, in some cases the sonographer will identify or suspect a problem that requries a referral to a fetal medicine specialist.
It may be difficult to get a good picture if the baby is lying in an awkward position or moving around a lot or if you are above average weight or your body tissue is dense. Please arrive on time for your appotinment. If you need to reschedule this appointment please our administrative team: scan nmh. Merrion Fetal Health is located at No. This facility operates under the same guidelines and governance of the National Maternity Hospital and is for fee Merrion fetal clinic patients.
If you are attending the semi-private clinic you will have the anomaly ultrasound here. Following a normal anomaly scan '20 Week' scananother routine ultrasound scan appointment will not be made unless there is a clinical indication. Clinical indications include pain, vaginal bleeding, reduced fetal movements, high blood pressure, low-lying placenta, a pre-existing medical condition, past obstetric history, a concern regarding the health of your baby, the baby's position, or if you are overdue, you will be referred for further assessment.
This follow-up ultrasound scan can be performed to examine the growth of your baby, the amniotic fluid and the placenta afterbirth. If there is concern regarding the development of your baby, you will be referred to a fetal medicine specialist for further assessment.
If your baby is small for gestational age you may have increased surveillance and attend for frequent scans to check the growth of your baby. If you have a low-lying placenta you will have a follow-up scan at 34 weeks to identify the location of the placenta. You will require a full bladder for this scan.
If the position of the placenta is unclear on the abdominal scan, then a transvaginal scan will be performed. If your baby is in a breech position at 37 weeks you will be referred to the Breech Clinic for an ultrasound scan and review by a registrar and may have an external cephalic version ECV. The National Maternity Hospital provides a referral service for maternal and fetal high risk pregnancies.
We receive referrals from every obstetric department in the country. The service is provided by 6 sub-specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine, with daily fetal medicine clinics attended by a fetal medicine specialist. Consequently we can usually see urgent referrals within hours of referral. These clinics are busy and you may have a long Merrion fetal clinic time so we advise against bringing children with you.
Recording devices are not permitted. It is commonly performed for abnormal vaginal bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, follicle tracking, absent periods, pelvic pain, follow-up of an ovarian cyst, location of an intrauterine contraceptive device or suspected fibroids. There are two methods of performing pelvic ultrasound; transabdominally through a full bladder and transvaginal via the vagina. For a transabdominal ultrasound you will need a full bladder for the scan and should drink glasses of water one hour before the scan.
For transvaginal ultrasound, no preparation is required. The examination generally takes about minutes, The will be sent to the referring doctor and will be discussed with you at your clinic appointment.
You will lie on your back on an examination couch, expose the lower abdomen where gel is applied and the transducer moved back and forth across your lower abdomen to take pictures. This approach provides a more detailed view of the uterus and ovaries. You will be asked to lie on your back with your knees bent and legs apart as if you were having a smear test or an internal examination. The sonographer will lubricate a small probe with gel and then insert this into the vagina. This may be slightly uncomfortable, but should not be painful.
A transvaginal scan is routinely performed unless you feel it is not appropriate for you, you have never had sexual intercourse or an internal examination. Ultrasound Scanning Service Our recently refurbished Ultrasound Department is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital. Before you call Am I in labour? I may have been exposed to Infection?Merrion fetal clinic
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