At a glance
A fetal medicine scan and consultation is recommended if you have a high risk pregnancy where an anomaly has been detected.
- Expert care from our fetal medicine specialists
- No GP referral required
- Tuesday and Friday clinics
- Convenient central London location
You will receive
- Results on the day, or in 48 hours depending on complexity
- Two-page clinical report
- Complimentary black & white picture (normally £2.50)
What happens with your results?
You will receive a detailed diagnosis and consultation during your appointment, with time to discuss your pregnancy. You will receive a report on the day, or if your case is more complex, 48 hours after your appointment.
What is it?
A fetal medicine consultation is useful if your pregnancy has been identified as high risk.
A high risk pregnancy is usually where an anomaly has been detected in an earlier pregnancy scan, often at the 20 week anomaly scan, although it may be after your 12 week nuchal scan. The scan may have identified one of these pregnancy abnormalities.
When can I have a fetal medicine scan and consultation?
We recommend that a fetal medicine scan and consultation is performed any time from 18 weeks gestation. It is not possible to reliably examine the anatomy of an unborn child before this time.
About our expert medical care
You can book a fetal medicine scan and consultation with our fetal medicine specialist, Dr Darryl Maxwell.
Mr Maxwell is a perintologist – an obstetrician with special training in fetal medicine focusing on high risk pregnancies.
He diagnoses, treats and consults on hundreds of cases of fetal abnormalities every year.
Where further assistance is required, we call in experts in specialist areas, such as genetics.
What happens during a fetal medicine scan and consultation?
During your appointment our fetal medicine specialist will ensure you receive a comprehensive diagnosis and consultation with time to discuss your pregnancy. Our specialist will:
- Consult with you on your case history
- Analyse your previous scan reports
- Discuss the possible outcome of the scan
- Perform a detailed ultrasound examination of your baby’s anatomy
- Discuss any findings and their implications
- Counsel you over the likely outcome of your pregnancy
- Produce a detailed medical report
- Suggest a future management plan
- Recommend a suitable specialist or specialists who may assist with your pregnancy or post natal care
- Provide gender identification – if you want to know
You will receive a written report at the end of your appointment, or if your case is more complex, 1 - 2 days after your appointment.
Our consultant will also write to your midwife or obstetrician detailing your results if necessary.