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It can make you and your baby quite ill if you don't receive the treatment you need. Pre-eclampsia causes the flow of blood through the placenta to be reduced. This means that your baby won't get enough oxygen and nutrients, which may restrict his growth. Pre-eclampsia usually happens in the second half of pregnancy, or shortly after the birth.
You're most likely to develop it after 27 weeks of pregnancy however our highly trained medical professionals can detect signs of this during our pregnancy ultrasound scans that are performed early in the second trimster. This special screening involves measuring the flow of blood in the vessels feeding into your uterus and placenta and provides information about the risk of developing pre-ecamplsia.
The results can be discussed with your Obstetrician or midwife and any further action arranged in appropriate time.
It's a very valuable insight used successfully across the World and is recommended, especially if you are considered to be in a high risk group for developing pre-eclampsia.
If you would like to discuss adding this option on to your pregnancy scan please call one of our team and we would be more than happy to help.
We at The Scan Clinic, started with a simple goal - Quality Healthcare with a Personal Touch. It is this mission that continues to drive us to this day and in this current global crisis. We continually strive to find the right balance between delivering on our mission and maintaining high levels of health and safety for our patients as well as our staff.
We have been continually monitoring the ongoing situation and taking all official guidance, with this in mind we are implementing the following changes for the safety of all our staff and patients and really appreciate your support and understanding to follow them:
If you have any questions or queries about this then please get in touch with our customer care team who are more than happy to help.
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