The nuchal scan is performed at around 12 weeks in order to screen for certain abnormalities, such as Down’s syndrome. The nuchal ultrasound is recommended for all pregnancies. We perform it as part of a combined test to provide the most reliable screening results. In addition to the screening tests, we will also check on your baby’s growth and development.
The nuchal scan is recommended for all pregnant women at around 12 weeks. The nuchal translucency test can only be performed at a certain stage of your baby’s development. You will need to have the scan between 11 weeks 5 days and 13 weeks 5 days.
The 12 week scan is a key part of your antenatal care. It is particularly important if you are at higher risk of chromosomal abnormalities, for example if you are older parents. The nuchal translucency test will screen for these kinds of abnormalities. The results will tell us if your baby is at higher risk of conditions such as Down’s syndrome, Edward’s syndrome and Patau’s syndrome.
Additional checks will also be performed during the scan to ensure that you and your baby are both doing well. We’ll measure your baby to check on his or her growth, listen to the heartbeat and make sure that the placenta is healthy. The scan is also a chance for you to see your baby, enjoy some bonding time, and get some ultrasound pictures.
We make it easy to arrange your nuchal scan in Cheshire. We can perform the scan and explain the combined test results to you. Make sure that you book your nuchal scan between 11 weeks 5 days and 13 weeks 5 days. You may also want to consider our other screening services for Down’s syndrome using NIPT.
Get in touch if you have any questions about antenatal screening or use our online booking system to arrange your nuchal scan.
' Professional and reassuring 'Helen Campbell
The sonographer was ready as soon as I arrived, and she was extremely calming, personable and professional. The scan and blood test where efficient without feeling rushed and all very easy. These appointments can feel uneasy and make you feel anxious but I felt reassured and in professional hands the whole time
I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second. She is absolutely amazing, she explains everything really clearly, and has answered all sorts of bizarre questions and worries I have had. On top of being clinically excellent she is also just the loveliest person and always a pleasure to see.Sarah Elliott
We had the harmony test with the Birth Company and had a reassurance scan with sonographer Kirsty McGarry who was absolutely lovely and really put our minds at rest. We had been scared by our NHS dating scan and left feeling like there was something wrong. We explained the situation and was treated very professionally and with good care. Also speedy appointments also as I had phone in the morning and got an appointment by afternoon. So thankful.Ashley and Tom
Really friendly, efficient service. Great experience overall. Had the Panorama. My appointment was with Kate who was absolutely fantastic. The results came really quickly. Have a comparison with private healthcare elsewhere and must say that The Birth Company was just how I would like to be treated when I pay for medical services - attentively, calmly, friendly, in a pleasant environment that doesn't look like hospital. Top marks!Anna
' Efficient, friendly and always on hand to provide last minute appointments 'Anna s
The Birth Company has been excellent, providing timely scans and blood tests during my IVF treatment abroad. Staff are always friendly and extremely efficient. I would highly recommend coming here.
' Professional and friendly 'Lyndsey Dilla
When I first contacted the Birth Company I spoke to Danielle. She was fantastic. She went above & beyond to put me at easy & make the journey from Kent as stress free as possible. Every staff member that myself and my husband have come into contact with have been approachable, professional and friendly. Kate scanned me the first time and put me completely at easy. Lisa on reception is professional and very approachable. Highly recommended
' Highly recommended 'Emelie
Donald was so lovely! I was so nervous as I have a bad history and he was super quick and confirmed my baby's heartbeat as quickly as he could. He spent time showing me the baby and the anatomy and it was the best money I have ever spent! The reception girls were lovely too - considering they deal with babies day in day out they were super excited for me! Thank you so much one and all! If only I lived in London and could have all my scans with you!
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