Getting pregnant could be one of the most exciting and exhilarating times for a couple. It may also be a rollercoaster of emotions and for first time parents especially knowing what to expect as a pregnancy progresses could be both stressful and concerning.
One of the tests offered in early pregnancy is a test for Down ’s syndrome and whether or not a baby is likely to have this condition. Please remove. They would need an invasive procedure if the NIPT came back high risk also. There is now another alternative available to pregnant women known as a Non-Invasive Prenatal Test. This test gives a result based on a blood sample alone and it has a 99% detection rate so is also considered more accurate than The Nuchal Translucency scan. Whether or not the test is right for your family is a decision only you can make.
Knowing how you are going to feel when pregnant could be very different to what you thought beforehand so your opinion could easily change. It might be that you need to know every detail of how you baby is health wise therefore opting for a private NIPT could be just what is needed.
Having a NIPT privately could be much more convenient than waiting for your NHS appointment at 12-14 weeks. This can be performed as early as 9 weeks. At The Birth Company we offer testing throughout the week and even on Saturdays and Sundays. We understand how difficult it can be deciding how to proceed so our experienced team would be happy to guide you through the process of the initial ultra sound scan. The sonographer can then discuss the different NIPT options for you.
' 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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