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Maternity Ultrasound Service

 

Centre for Women's Health main entranceWelcome to Maternity Ultrasound service at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. We are based in Clinic 1 in the newly built Centre for Women’s Health.  The centre has a separate access from Barrack Road with some car parking.

 

The ultrasound department has four dedicated rooms, each with a state of the art ultrasound machine.  If you choose to attend the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, you will be offered two routine ultrasound scans. The first will be at around 12 weeks from your last menstrual period (LMP) when you will be invited to attend our First Trimester Screening Clinic (FTSC). The second is at around 20 weeks into your pregnancy. The scans are offered as medical examinations and form part of a screening programme but we understand that the ultrasound scan allows you that first precious glimpse of your  new baby. Click on the boxes below so that you can find out what to expect if you come to see us at the Royal Devon and Exeter for care in your pregnancy.

 

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Thinking of having a baby?

Now is the time to take care of your health and diet. Take a folic acid tablet every day while you are trying to get pregnant and until you are 12 weeks pregnant.  For more information, take a look at the NHS Pregnancy Planner section, “Before you are Pregnant”.
http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/pregnancycareplanner/Pages/Before.aspx

 

 

 

Positive test resultA positive pregnancy test                 

You need to contact your local GP surgery and arrange to see a Community Midwife at 8 – 10 weeks from the start of your Last Menstrual Period (LMP).
Your midwife will offer you a First Trimester Screening Clinic Booklet and discuss  screening tests including an ultrasound scan.

If you have problems with your health, pain or bleeding in early pregnancy, please contact your GP.

 

 

pictureFTSC Ultrasound Scan and Screening: 11 – 14 weeks                          

Your midwife will have offered you a First Trimester Screening Clinic Booklet , discussed what screening tests are offered including attendance at the First Trimester Screening Clinic (FTSC).

Click here for information on your First Trimester Screening Clinic

Click here for Screening tests for you and your baby

Click here for Important questions about my scan

 

 

 

pictureAnomaly Ultrasound Scan: Around 20 weeks                         

When you attend the FTSC, you will be offered another appointment to check your baby’s progress at around 20 weeks with an Anomaly Scan.

If you have not had an earlier scan or you have just arrived in Exeter, you need to contact your local GP surgery and arrange to see a Community Midwife.

Click here for information about your anomaly scan

Click here for Screening tests for you and your baby

Click here for Important questions about my scan

 

pictureUltrasound scans in later pregnancy

If your Doctor of Midwife feels it is needed, you may be offered a later scan. This may be to check your baby’s growth or if you are having twins. There is no private service at the RD and E. or 3 D or 4D scans.

 

Click here for Important questions about my scan

 

 

Call 111 when its less than urgent