Due to recent developments of COVID 19 and following HSE guidelines,
patients are requested to attend ultrasound scans unaccompanied. This
includes partners, family members and children.
We would like to inform all patients that we remain open for ultrasound
scans as part of routine pregnancy care. We are closely following HSE
and NMH guidelines which are being constantly updated and developed.
These developments can be found via the NMH website. We remind our
patients that all our machines and ultrasound probes are always cleaned
thoroughly and disinfected with medical grade cleaning solution.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call in advance.
If you have flu-like symptoms or feel unwell, or if you might have been
exposed to the coronavirus, please contact us to re-arrange your
appointment. Call 663 5060.
For further information click through to go the HSE page
or you can go to our page that includes links to a selection of reliable resources - the HSE and others - click on: Coronavirus Pregnancy Rescources
Gender Scans – From 19 weeks
To include photographs and computerised report
This scan consists of a full anatomical survey and its purpose is:
- to determine gender (from 19 weeks gestation )
- to determine the lie & presentation of the baby (breech or cephalic)
- to estimate fetal weight
- to determine the location of the placenta
- to measure the fluid around the baby
- to measure the blood flow in the baby’s umbilical artery
- to evaluate the pregnancy for abnormalities
Sometimes due to presentation and lie, baby is not in a favourable position to determine the gender. If this is the case it may be necessary for you to return for one further scan appointment when hopefully baby will be in a more favourable position.
Gender determination is 85% accurate.
Gender Scan-What To Expect At Merrion Fetal Health?
Gender scans can be carried out from 19 weeks onwards, and have an 85% accuracy rate. This scan aims to determine the gender of your baby, and will also try to estimate fetal weight. This scan will look to determine the presentation and lie of the baby, the location of the placenta, and measure the fluid around baby. Blood flow to baby’s umbilical artery will be measured, and the scan will look for any abnormalities.
When you attend the Merrion Fetal Health Clinic for a gender scan, it is quite possible that you may have been at the clinic for a previous pregnancy scan, but if you have not been with us before then you will fill out a registration form when you arrive. You will await your sonographer in the waiting room. Your sonographer will bring you to the ultrasound room and confirm your details before performing the ultrasound scan.
The team at Merrion Fetal Health wish to ensure that your visit is as relaxing as possible and we welcome any questions, so please do not hesitate to ask your sonographer any questions you may have.
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