Private Midwife Consultation and Reassurance Scan from 14 -16 weeks of pregnancy 

  • 14 - 16 weeks of pregnancy 
  • To discuss and assess your pregnancy wellbeing 
  • Counselling regarding blood test results from earlier in the pregnancy 
  • Discussion regarding the blood group and RH factor of baby and NIPT blood test offered if appropriate 
  • Blood pressure check and urinalysis 
  • Reassurance and peace of mind

What should I expect from my Midwife Consultation?

At 16 weeks of pregnancy; the early pregnancy symptoms you may have experienced have passed. Our experienced private midwife will discuss and assess your pregnancy wellbeing. During this appointment we will perform blood pressure and urine checks. If blood tests were taken for you by our private midwife earlier in the pregnancy, these results will be discussed with you in further detail. Depending on your Rhesus Factor, our private midwife may also recommend a further blood test to determine your baby’s blood group and Rh Factor. For more information regarding the Rhesus Negative pregnancy NIPT blood test; find a link below

Rhesus Negative Test  

What are the indications for having a Private Midwife Consultation?

  •  Our private midwife appointments are 60 minutes. We offer longer appointment times to ensure that you have the time you need to discuss any of your concerns.
  •  Partners are welcome to attend appointments with you.
  •  Appointments times convenient to you and usually available at short notice on the same day.

What are the contraindications for having Private Midwife Care at The Birth Company?

Midwives are experts at caring for women during pregnancy. However, if you are recommended to have consultant care by the NHS during your pregnancy, our midwife consultations would not be suitable for you, however  we are happy to organise a consultation with our lead consultant Dr Donald Gibb.

The following are reasons why you may be referred for consultant care:

Previous pregnancy:

  • Pre-Eclampsia
  • HELLP
  • Hypertension
  • Obstetric Cholestasis
  • Consultant led care
  • Low birth weight
  • Previous gynaecological surgery 

Previous significant medical history such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • First degree relative with Diabetes (Mother/Father/Siblings)
  • Endocrine disorders such as Hyper / Hypothyroidism
  • Any blood disorders such as Thalassaemia/Sickle cell

What should I expect from my Reassurance scan?

Our specialist sonographer will perform a detailed early anatomy and reassurance ultrasound scan to assess baby’s growth and development. You can find out the sex of baby during this ultrasound scan if you wish to. More information about this type of pregnancy ultrasound scan can be found here:

Is it easy to make an appointment? 

At The Birth Company in Harley Street, London we offer morning, afternoon and evening availability for your Private Midwife Consultation during the week. A surcharge will be applied for evening appointments. We have a wide range of availability therefore same day appointments can be easily arranged. Our Private Midwife is here to reassure even at short notice.

Cancellation Policy 

For cancellations, a full refund of your appointment fee will be given with 24 hours notice. If less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is given, a £50 cancellation fee will be applied. Our full terms and conditions can be found here: Terms and Conditions

Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG Antibody blood test £100

The Birth Company is now able to offer the Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG Antibody blood test, at a cost of £100. If you would like to have this blood test performed whilst attending for your antenatal appointment, please let us know ahead of your appointment in order to allow for a longer appointment time and to take payment over the telephone using our secure payment portal.
 
For more information about the test, please follow this link to The Doctors Laboratory website. 

TDL Pathology  

Patient Information

Some early pregnancy ultrasound scans are performed using a transvaginal probe technique. This technique is used to view the pelvic anatomy optimally, as the ultrasound probe can transmit safe ultrasound waves more directly to the pelvic area. In later stages of pregnancy, it may be advised to perform a transvaginal ultrasound scan to have a closer look at a baby’s anatomy, or to assess the maternal cervix.

There is no clinical risk associated with performing a transvaginal ultrasound scan. Transvaginal ultrasound scans can safely be performed during episodes of vaginal bleeding. 

It is important that you understand the procedure that is associated with this examination.

The ultrasound transducer will be placed in the vagina (the probe is prepared using high grade medical disinfectant)
The transducer will be introduced with a latex / non latex type covering and sterile ultrasound gel.
It will be necessary to move the transducer from side to side, up and down and may be swivelled to obtain ultrasound images of your pelvic anatomy.
If you prefer, you may insert the transducer yourself, otherwise the person conducting the examination will do this.
A third person may be present during the examination acting as a chaperone, if required by the sonographer or yourself.
You may request the examination to be stopped at any time during the procedure.   

Contraindications 

If you are a virgin (Virgo intacta; hymen intact), guidance determines that transvaginal ultrasound scans are clinically contraindicated. If you have discussed this concern with your referrer and wish to proceed with a transvaginal ultrasound scan, this type of examination can be performed.
 

Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans Available

Longer Appointments - Time to discuss choices with our expert staff

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Clinic Locations

Visit our clinic in Central London and Cheshire

THE BIRTH COMPANY - LONDON

137 Harley Street, London W1G 6BF
Nearest Underground Tube Stations

Baker Street
Regent’s Park
Great Portland Street

THE BIRTH COMPANY - CHESHIRE

Alderley Edge Medical Centre, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7HR
Nearest Overground Train Station

Alderley Edge