Ultrasound Scans Dublin 2
Merrion Fetal Health offers private ultrasound scans for all stages of your pregnancy, in their conveniently located Dublin 2 clinic. A haven of peace, the clinic is a medically led centre of excellence, which is sonographer/radiographer facilitated.
Merrion Fetal Health is open to all women, not just those attending the National Maternity Hospital.
Ultrasound Scans Explained
Especially if this is your first time to attend a clinic for an ultrasound scan in pregnancy, you may be curious about how the technology works. Below are links which will take you to this information:
Pregnancy Scans & Services
At Merrion Fetal Health we offer a wide range of ultrasound & imaging services. We offer early pregnancy scans, nuchal translucency scans, later dating pregnancy scans, anatomy survey scans, growth & well-being scans and post dates and liquor scans. Fertility & gynae scans are also available on referral. We also have a dedicated phlebotomy clinic. In a healthy pregnancy, the various pregnancy scans are performed to keep track of your baby’s development and health, and often act as a source of reassurance. However, although the majority of babies are healthy at birth, unfortunately there are about 2-3 % of babies who are born with a birth defect. About half of these major defects will be seen on scan and half will not be detected during pregnancy. This means that even if your scan is apparently normal there is still a small chance that your baby may still have a problem because the ultrasound has its limitations.
Do you wish to know the gender of your baby?
At around 19 weeks it can be possible to tell the sex of the baby at this scan, but it is not always. The baby may not be in a favourable position to determine the gender. However if you would like to know the gender of your baby please inform your sonographer at beginning of your ultrasound. Determining the sex of the baby is not always an easy job as we are depending on baby to be in a position that allows us to visualise the genital area and the baby does not always oblige.
What will happen if a problem is suspected?
If at the time of scan a problem is suspected, you will be told at that stage that there may be a problem. A full discussion of the problem may require you to come back for further scanning and a discussion with one of our fetal medicine specialists. This can usually be organised within 24 hours if the problem is deemed urgent. Most problems that need repeat scanning are not serious and approximately 15% of scans will need to be repeated of one reason or another. At the end of your 20 week scan you will be given images of your baby and a detailed report on the findings of your scan. A copy of this report will be sent to your obstetrician and/or GP as required. To book an Anatomy Survey Pregnancy Scan please call (01) 663 5060 or use the Make a Booking online form. This scan is from 18 weeks to 22 weeks. MFH is conveniently located in Dublin 2 and offers ultrasound for all stages of pregnancy including early pregnancy scans, nuchal scans, anatomy and growth scans. Merrion Fetal Health is open to all women not just those attending the National Maternity Hospital.