Pregnancy, Gynaecology and Fertility Ultrasound Scan Centre In Alderley Edge, Cheshire

2018 saw the opening of The Birth Company’s dedicated pregnancy and gynaecological scanning clinic in Alderley Edge. Committed to high quality pregnancy and women’s health care, The Birth Company is led by Dr Donald Gibb, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who founded the successful Harley street clinic in London, supported by Kate Richardson, Managing Director and Director of Ultrasound. The Birth Company is committed to bringing the renowned Harley Street private medical care to Cheshire, the clinic is within easy reach of Wilmslow, Stockport, Altrincham, Northwich, Warrington, Wythenshawe, Manchester and beyond. Many patients travel from Liverpool and Wales due to the expert private pregnancy scans and fertility scans.

The Birth Company Alderley Edge, is the most recommended clinic in Cheshire, Liverpool and Manchester for gynaecology, endometrial lining and follicle tracking scans by IVF abroad clinics.

The Birth Company is delighted to have space in the newly refurbished Alderley Edge Medical Centre building at Alderley Edge above the local GPs surgery. This has been fully developed as a purpose built facility for pregnancy, gynaecology and fertility ultrasound scans and medical examinations. In a modern, attractive, clean environment couples can feel completely at ease having high quality pregnancy, gynaecological and fertility ultrasounds performed by specialist sonographers with the clinical support of highly experienced consultants. Pregnancy, gynaecology and fertility ultrasound scans beyond the NHS provision are provided at all stages of fertility treatment and pregnancy. From endometrial lining and follicle tracking during fertility treatment, to early pregnancy scans, reassurance scans and growth scans during pregnancy.

Since 2012 The Birth Company has been the London based leader in the provision of the most advanced non-invasive prenatal testing. The Birth Company has now brought this advance in prenatal screening to Cheshire. Currently The Birth Company offer the following non-invasive prenatal cell free DNA tests: Harmony NIPT, Panorama NIPT and SAFE (also called Iona) NIPT. This gives parents to be the opportunity to have more accurate prenatal screening than the Nuchal Translucency screening offered by Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool local NHS hospitals. NIPT screens for three targeted chromosomal conditions from 10 weeks of pregnancy; Downs Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome and Patau’s Syndrome. With NIPT you can also find out the sex of your baby. The Harmony, Panorama and SAFE tests are screening tests only, they are not diagnostic.

We provide same day and short notice early pregnancy scans, nuchal translucency scans, anomaly scans, reassurance scans, Harmony tests, 4D HD Baby scans and fetal well being and growth scans (including Doppler scans). Both our availability and the calm, relaxing environment is much appreciated by anxious parents to be.

The Birth Company provide same day and flexible appointments for those having IVF treatment in Cheshire and Manchester, or those travelling abroad. Our Specialist Sonographers use advances in ultrasound scanning including 3D ultrasound technology, to provide accurate endometrial lining, follicle tracking and gynaecology scans to support your fertility journey. We also offer same day blood tests for those requiring fertility blood test screening.

The Birth Company is developing links with local NHS and other private providers in the Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool and North Wales to support your pregnancy and fertility pathways.

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Viability Scan - Early Pregnancy Scan - Dating Scan  6-11 £120.00 BOOK NOW

What is an Early Pregnancy Scan?

Available at our dedicated Alderley Edge clinic an Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan, also called a Viability or Dating scan, will confirm a pregnancy, confirm the gestation age and establish an Estimated Due Date (EDD).

An Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan can be performed from 6 weeks of pregnancy. This private pregnancy scan is available to all women at our Cheshire clinic, it is particularly recommended where there has been pain or bleeding. Our Specialist Sonographers can perform early pregnancy scans from as early as 5 weeks or 6 weeks of pregnancy, however this is only recommended if clinically indicated.

We recommend this scan for all pregnant women, however particularly for those over 35, where there is an increased incidence of miscarriage. We also recommend this ultrasound scan for those with a history of pregnancy miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

Why have an Early Pregnancy Scan?

During your early pregnancy scan our Specialist Sonographers can confirm how many babies you are having.

Our Specialist Sonographer can confirm the presence of your baby’s heartbeat

An Early Pregnancy Scan can indicate the size of your pregnancy gestation sac or the embryo/baby, which confirms the number of weeks pregnant you are. This can help determine your Estimated Due Date (EDD).

Our Specialist Sonographers can assess the presence of internal bleeding which may be significant and require further monitoring.

Our Sonographers can ensure your pregnancy is growing inside your womb, excluding an ectopic pregnancy.

What you will receive:

  • A detailed ultrasound scan report to file with your maternity notes
  • YourBabyScan Images and Videos direct to mobile and email
  • Baby Ultrasound Keep Sake Images to take home
  • Longer appointment times as routine
  • A calm and relaxing environment
  • High quality pregnancy scans from our Specialist Sonographers who are committed to innovative, bespoke care
Nuchal Translucency Pregnancy Scan (Including blood test)   11-14 £200.00 BOOK NOW

What is the Nuchal Translucency Scan?

The Nuchal Translucency Scan is offered from 11 to 14 weeks of pregnancy to screen for certain conditions, such as Down’s syndrome. The nuchal translucency ultrasound scan is offered in NHS hospitals in Cheshire for all pregnancies. The Birth Company offer private nuchal translucency scans if your pregnancy care provider is unable to offer you an appointment, or if you seek private, high quality pregnancy scans. It is performed as part of a combined test, including a blood test to provide screening results. In addition to the screening tests, our Specialist Sonographer will check on your baby’s growth and development in detail.

Why the Nuchal Translucency Scan?

The Nuchal Translucency scan is offered between 11 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Our Specialist Sonographer will confirm the number of babies you are having, that your baby is developing well with a good heartbeat and your Estimated Due Date (EDD).

Parents to be will be given an individual chance of their baby having one of three chromosomal conditions present: Down’s Syndrome, Edwards’ Syndrome and Patau’s Syndrome. These are the most common trisomies.

Nuchal Translucency first trimester screening has a sensitivity of 85% for detecting Down's Syndrome. This is calculated by inputting certain maternal and fetal factors including: -

The age of the mother/egg donor at the stage of conception/egg collection

The Nuchal Translucency measurement- this is the measurement from ultrasound scan of the fluid present behind baby’s neck at this stage of embryological development. The measurement is very small, it is taken in millimetres.

The Nuchal Translucency usually measures between 1-3mm. The presence of a larger measurement may increase the chance of a chromosomal or physical condition being present.

The Presence or absence of baby’s nasal bone. The absence of the nasal bone may increase the chance of a chromosomal condition.

Level of two hormones (free ß-hCG and PAPP-A) in the mother's blood known as the hormone biochemistry. A high free ß-hCG combined with a low PAPP-A can increase the chance of the presence of Down’s Syndrome. A low free ß-hCG and low PAPP-A can increase the chance of the presence of Edwards’ and Patau’s Syndromes.

The Fetal Heart Rate measurement- the number of times your baby’s heart beats per minute. This varies throughout the day, and throughout the weeks of pregnancy. This measurement is included when calculating the chance of Edwards’ and Patau’s Syndromes.

Our Specialist Sonographers will perform a comprehensive, detailed early fetal scan. This includes assessing baby’s head, brain, face, heart, stomach, abdominal wall, bladder, hands and feet. This is more extensive than what is routinely offered by the NHS hospitals in Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. This determines the presence of any physical conditions which can be seen at this stage of pregnancy.

What you will receive:

  • A detailed ultrasound scan report to file with your maternity notes, including your EDD
  • Downs, Edwards and Pataus Syndrome Nuchal Translucency Scan Screening Results
  • Prenatal counselling and explanation of results, with pregnancy pathway advice where needed
  • YourBabyScan Images and Videos direct to mobile and email
  • Baby Ultrasound Keep Sake Images to take home
  • Longer appointment times as routine
  • A calm and relaxing environment
  • High quality pregnancy scans from our Specialist Sonographers who are committed to innovative, bespoke care
Reassurance Scan - Early Anatomy Pregnancy Scan   14-24 £180.00 BOOK NOW

What is a Reassurance scan?

Reassurance scans are extra scans that can be fitted in at any time between the routine Nuchal Translucency and anomaly scans. We will be able to check on baby’s health, growth and development. You’ll also have another chance to see your baby and get some more ultrasound pictures. We recommend having a reassurance scan if you experience any unusual symptoms or if you’re having a higher risk pregnancy. Having an extra scan between 14 and 24 weeks can also reassure you that everything is going well.

Reassurance Scans performed at our Alderley Edge Clinic any stage from 12 to 24 weeks. These extra scans complement your NHS care, reassurance scans are not performed routinely in your local Cheshire NHS hospital. This ultrasound scan is for parents to be who have any concerns about their pregnancy at this stage. During this scan the Sonographer will take time to perform many detailed checks on your baby and other structures related to the pregnancy such as the amniotic fluid and placenta. It is also possible to tell the sex of your baby from this pregnancy scan from 16 weeks, if you would like to find out if you are having a boy or girl.

Why this scan?

  • See your baby's heartbeat and first movements before you can feel them
  • Measurements taken to assess baby's growth
  • Includes an Early Fetal Ultrasound Scan or Early Anatomy Ultrasound Scan by our Specialist Sonographers (Dependent on gestation at time of appointment)
  • Peace of mind
  • Your questions answered
  • Baby and Parents-to-be focused care
  • Determine cause of any symptoms such as bleeding if present
  • Reassurance if the Midwife cannot hear baby’s heartbeat using a Stethoscope

What you will receive?

  • A detailed ultrasound scan report to file with your maternity notes
  • YourBabyScan Images and Videos direct to mobile and email
  • Baby Ultrasound Keep Sake Images to take home
  • Longer appointment times as routine
  • A calm and relaxing environment
  • High quality pregnancy scans from our Specialist Sonographers who are committed to innovative, bespoke care
Sexing Scan - Early Anatomy Pregnancy Scan  16-40 £180.00 BOOK NOW

What is a Sexing scan?

Sexing Scans are performed from 16 weeks of pregnancy at our Alderley Edge pregnancy scan clinic. This private ultrasound scan is for parents to be who would like to know the sex of their baby earlier than the 20 week anomaly scan offered by the NHS in Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool or if the NHS Sonographer was unable to confirm the sex of your baby during your routine 20 week anomaly scan. Our Specialist Sonographers are very accurate (over 99%). If we have any doubt, we will invite you for a repeat sexing scan at no extra cost.

At The Birth Company Cheshire a detailed Reassurance Scan is always included with a Sexing Scan. We will be able to check your baby’s health, growth and development. You’ll have the opportunity to see your baby and receive some more ultrasound pictures.

These extra pregnancy scans are safe for you and your baby, complementing your NHS care. 16 week sexing scans are not performed routinely in your local Cheshire NHS hospital. This ultrasound scan can be reassuring for parents to be who have any concerns about their pregnancy at this stage. The Specialist Sonographer will take time to perform many detailed checks on your baby and other structures related to the pregnancy such as the amniotic fluid and placenta.

Why this scan?

  • Find out the sex of your baby accurately from 16 weeks of pregnancy
  • See your baby's heartbeat and first movements before you can feel them
  • Peace of mind before movement can be felt
  • Measurements taken to assess baby's growth and development
  • Includes an Early Anatomy Ultrasound Scan by our Specialist Sonographers (Dependent on gestation at time of appointment)
  • Your questions answered
  • Baby and Parents-to-be focused care
  • We offer longer appointments times as routine, more time for baby and more time for you

What you will receive?

  • A detailed ultrasound scan report to file with your maternity notes
  • YourBabyScan Images and Videos direct to mobile and email
  • Baby Ultrasound Keep Sake Images to take home
  • Longer appointment times as routine
  • A calm and relaxing environment
  • High quality pregnancy scans from our Specialist Sonographers who are committed to innovative, bespoke care
Anomaly/Anatomy Pregnancy Scan 18-24 £240.00 BOOK NOW

What is an Anomaly scan?

The mid-pregnancy 20 week Anomaly (or anatomy) Scan is an important detailed ultrasound scan of your baby, including placenta position, amniotic fluid and fetal growth. It is offered to all parents to be by the NHS in Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool. The purpose of the Anomaly Scan is to determine the presence of rare conditions including those of the brain, spine or heart conditions. Many parents to be chose to have a private pregnancy scan if their NHS sonographer was unable to complete all of the checks of baby during their routine NHS appointment, if they would prefer a more detailed scan or if they need a second opinion on ultrasound findings.

Our Specialist Sonographers in Cheshire will complete a detailed, comprehensive ultrasound scan to check your baby's brain, face and lips, heart, spine, stomach, kidneys, bowel and limbs. The Anomaly pregnancy scan checks the physical development of your baby. Our Specialist sonographer is highly trained to determine any differences in your baby’s development, although the ultrasound scan cannot pick up every condition.

We will give a detailed explanation of our ultrasound findings, also checking the placenta, amniotic fluid and the umbilical cord. You can find out the sex of your baby during the Anomaly Scan if you wish to. Just let our Sonographer know, and they will look at baby’s gender.

Why this scan?

  • An important pregnancy scan for all parents-to-be
  • Our Specialist Sonographers are highly trained experts, specialised in fetal anomaly ultrasound scans
  • A Consultant is available to discuss any findings with you if necessary
  • Your Questions answered
  • Baby and Parents-to-be focused care
  • We offer longer appointment times as routine- more time for baby, more time for you
  • Committed to advances in pregnancy care
  • The latest Ultrasound Technology and Software

What you will receive?

  • A detailed ultrasound scan report to file with your maternity notes
  • YourBabyScan Images and Videos direct to mobile and email
  • Baby Ultrasound Keep Sake Images to take home
  • A calm and relaxing environment
  • High quality pregnancy scans from our Specialist Sonographers who are committed to innovative, bespoke care
Cervical Scan 14-36 N/A BOOK NOW

What is a Cervical scan?

If you have factors which increase the risk of premature birth, it may be useful to have a private cervical scan in the second or third trimester, to assess the length of the uterine cervix.

The cervix or birth canal, is the passage at the opening of your womb. It will adapt as your pregnancy progresses in order to keep your baby safe and then to prepare for delivery.

The cervical length scan be performed from 14 weeks of pregnancy. It is most beneficial if performed sequentially at 16 weeks and 20 weeks of pregnancy. A shorter measurement, or a measurement which changes dramatically between the two scans, can indicate that Consultant care is needed for your pregnancy.

A transvaginal cervical scan is usually performed alongside a transabdominal pregnancy scan, such as a reassurance scan, anomaly scan or well-being scan.

Why this scan?

  • Measure the length of the cervix using transvaginal ultrasound
  • Assess for increased risk of premature birth
  • Performed alongside a reassurance, anomaly or well being scan

What you will receive?

  • A detailed ultrasound scan report to file with your maternity notes
  • A calm and relaxing environment
  • High quality pregnancy scans from our Specialist Sonographers who are committed to innovative, bespoke care
Wellbeing/Growth Pregnancy Scan 23-40 £180.00 BOOK NOW

What is a Fetal Wellbeing, Growth and Doppler scan?

Fetal Wellbeing and Growth pregnancy scans are performed at our Alderley Edge clinic from 24 weeks of pregnancy. The scan can even be performed if you have reached 40 weeks or have passed your due date. This private ultrasound scan is for parents-to-be who wish for reassurance in their pregnancy or have particular concerns.

A growing baby is a healthy baby so sometimes serial growth scans are performed during pregnancy at 28, 32 and 36 weeks, plotting charts of baby’s growth velocity pattern. We can however perform this pregnancy scan at any stage from 24 weeks.

During this pregnancy scan we measure your baby's head circumference HC, abdominal circumference AC and femur length FL. These measurements are plotted onto growth charts and used to calculate baby’s current weight. This is called the Estimated Fetal Weight, or EFW. This gives an indication to the size your baby will be at birth. This is best predicted from 28 weeks gestation onwards.

We also look at how your baby is moving, the amount of amniotic fluid AFI, and the position of the placenta. We will also assess the Umbilical Artery Doppler blood flow in the umbilical cord blood vessels. It is possible to tell the sex of your baby from this scan, but this becomes more difficult as you approach the end of your pregnancy.

Why this scan?

  • An important pregnancy scan for all parents-to-be
  • See baby’s heartbeat and baby’s movements
  • Assess baby’s growth pattern
  • Confirm the position of baby (presentation e.g. cephalic or breech)
  • Assess the position, appearance and function of the placenta, including the blood flow to baby- Umbilical Artery Doppler measurement
  • Assess the quantity amniotic fluid (AFI) surrounding baby
  • Includes an Advanced Gestation Anatomy Scan by our Specialist Sonographers.
  • Confirm the gender of baby, if you wish to know your baby’s sex
  • Baby and Parents-to-be focused care
  • Your questions answered
  • A Consultant is available to discuss any findings if needed
  • Committed to advances in pregnancy care
  • The latest Ultrasound Technology and Software

What you will receive?

  • A detailed ultrasound scan report to file with your maternity notes
  • YourBabyScan Images and Videos direct to mobile and email
  • Baby Ultrasound Keep Sake Images to take home
  • Longer appointment times as routine
  • A calm and relaxing environment
  • High quality pregnancy scans from our Specialist Sonographers who are committed to innovative, bespoke care
3D/4D 'HD Live' Pregnancy Scan including Wellbeing/Growth Scan  26-32 £240.00 BOOK NOW

What is a 4D scan?

A 4D scan is a special type of ultrasound that enables you to see clear, realistic pictures of your baby’s face before he or she is born. You will be able to see detailed 3D ultrasound images that move in real time. We recommend having this scan between 26 and 32 weeks to get the best pictures.

Why this scan?

  • Get the clearest ultrasound pictures
  • See your baby’s face in 3D and HD
  • Enjoy a unique bonding experience with your baby

What you will receive?

  • 3D scan pictures showing your baby’s face
  • Electronic scan pictures and videos to keep and share
  • Scan report to add to your maternity notes
Harmony NIPT Including a detailed Ultrasound Scan  10-40 £500.00 BOOK NOW

What is Harmony NIPT?

The Harmony test is a type of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing that can screen for conditions such as Down’s syndrome. It is a simple blood test that will enable us to look at your baby’s DNA to check for the chromosomal conditions.

Why this test?

  • Screens for Down’s, Edward’s and Patau’s syndromes
  • More accurate than the Nuchal Translucency Scan
  • Optional screening for sex chromosome conditions
  • Results back in 5 days on average

What you will receive?

  • Full NIPT report to add to your maternity notes
  • High or low probability result for each condition
  • Ultrasound scan pictures and report
Panorama NIPT Including a detailed Ultrasound Scan  10-40 £500.00 BOOK NOW

What is Panorama NIPT?

The Panorama test is one of the Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests that we can perform from just 10 weeks into your pregnancy. It can screen for a range of different conditions, including Down’s Syndrome, Edward’s Syndrome, and Patau’s Syndrome. We can also check for sex chromosome conditions and other genetic abnormalities such as 22Q DiGeorge Syndrome. The test can tell you if your baby is at high or low probability for each condition.

Why this test?

  • Accurate screening for Down’s syndrome and other forms of trisomy
  • Optional screening for sex chromosome conditions
  • Screens for 22Q DiGeorge Syndrome

What you will receive?

  • Full report on your Panorama NIPT results
  • High or low probability result for each condition
  • Complete ultrasound scan report
SAFE NIPT  Including a detailed Ultrasound Scan  10-40 £500.00 BOOK NOW

What is SAFE NIPT?

The SAFE test is a type of NIPT that can be used to screen for conditions such as Down’s syndrome during pregnancy. It is a simple blood test that can determine whether your baby is at high or low probability of chromosomal conditions.

Why this test?

  • Screen for Down’s, Edward’s and Patau’s syndromes
  • More accurate than the Nuchal Translucency Scan
  • Results back in 5 days on average

What you will receive?

  • Full report on your NIPT results
  • High or low probability result for each condition
  • Complete ultrasound scan report
NIPT  including a detailed Ultrasound Scan  10-40 £500.00 BOOK NOW

What is NIPT?

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a quick and safe way to get more information about your baby’s health from as early as 10 weeks. NIPT is a screening test, which means that it can tell us if your baby is at higher probability of certain conditions such as Down’s syndrome.

Why this test?

  • Find out if there is an increased probability of chromosomal conditions
  • Screens for Down’s, Edward’s and Patau’s syndromes
  • Optional screening for sex chromosome conditions and other genetic conditions
  • A safe, non-invasive and very accurate blood test

What you will receive?

  • A full report on your NIPT results
  • Complete ultrasound results
Gynaecology & Fertility Scans
Gynaecological Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan N/A £180.00 BOOK NOW

What is a Gynaecolgical Transvaginal Ultrasound scan?

A full pelvic ultrasound is a scan to look at your uterus, ovaries, cervix and the surrounding areas. The scan can be performed to investigate gynaecological symptoms, to confirm a diagnosis suggested by your GP or gynaecologist, or to monitor your condition. The scan can also be performed as part of well woman screening or a fertility assessment.

Why this scan?

  • Investigate symptoms such as pelvic pain or menstrual problems
  • Confirm a suspected diagnosis like fibroids or ovarian cysts
  • Monitor conditions such as PCOS or fibroids
  • Check for signs of certain fertility or health problems

What you will receive?

  • Full report on your scan results to share with your GP or gynaecologist
  • Scan pictures for your medical records
Endometrial Lining Scan including Endometrial Thickness  N/A £120.00 BOOK NOW

What is an Endometrial lining scan?

An endometrial lining scan is an ultrasound to check on the womb lining. The endometrial cells that make up this lining will grow every month and then be shed when you have your period. The endometrial lining should reach its thickest point mid-way through your menstrual cycle, when you are ovulating. We will check the womb lining and measure its thickness during the scan to find out if it is ready for an embryo to implant itself.

Why this scan?

  • Measures the thickness of your womb lining
  • Check the health of your endometrial lining
  • Find out when you’re ready for embryo transfer during IVF

What you will receive?

  • Endometrial thickness measurements
  • Full ultrasound report to share with your doctor or fertility clinic
  • Scan pictures for your medical records
Follicle Tracking Scan N/A £150.00 BOOK NOW

What is a Follicle Tracking scan?

Follicle tracking scans are used to check on the eggs that are getting ready to be released from your ovaries. We usually perform this type of scan to assist with fertility treatment, so you may be visiting us after a referral from your IVF clinic or Consultant.

Why this scan?

  • Results can help with IVF treatment
  • Find out when you’re ovulating
  • Check that your ovaries are healthy

What you will receive?

  • A detailed scan report to share with your fertility clinic
  • Scan pictures for your medical records
IUCD Location Scan N/A N/A  

What is an IUCD location scan?

An IUCD location scan can be used to check on your intra-uterine contraceptive device if there’s a chance it has moved out of place. We will be able to locate the IUCD on an ultrasound scan to find out if it has moved, is causing problems such as tears or bleeding or is no longer working properly. The scan pictures will help to guide the procedure if the IUCD does need to be removed.

Why this scan?

  • Check that the IUCD is fitted correctly
  • Investigate symptoms such as pain or bleeding
  • Locate the IUCD if it has moved
  • Confirm that the IUCD is working properly

What you will receive?

  • Full ultrasound report
  • Scan pictures for your medical records

The Birth Company (Alderley Edge)
Alderley Edge Medical Centre, Talbot Road,
Alderley Edge
Cheshire
SK9 7HR

T. 01625 704080

E. alderleyadmin@thebirthcompany.co.uk

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