Early Pregnancy and Recurrent Miscarraige Support Clinic (coming soon)

Specialist help for women with previous pregnancy loss or early pregnancy anxiety

Specialist staff & testing

Early Pregnancy Support (coming soon)

Early pregnancy can be an anxious and difficult time as you wait for your NHS scan at 12 weeks to confirm that a longed for pregnancy is growing.  Waiting can be stressful if you have symptoms such as pain or bleeding and it can be especially difficult to cope if you have had problems in previous pregnancies such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

At ABC4D our specialist early pregnancy midwives, Elaine Gregor and Louise McCabe, can support you at the early stages of pregnancy.  They can arrange to scan you from 6 weeks onwards if you have concerns or symptoms of possible miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.  This will hopefully reassure you about the progress of your pregnancy.  Sadly not all pregnancies progress normally with 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in miscarriage.  Ectopic pregnancy occurs if the pregnancy grows in the wrong place and this occurs in 1 in 80 pregnancies.  If problems are detected, they can help you access appropriate care from your midwife or obstetrician.

Early pregnancy scans – packages of 1, 2 or 3 scans

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Recurrent Miscarriage

Rarely some women experience recurrent miscarriage which means the loss of a pregnancy less than 14 weeks gestation 3 times in a row.  This is very distressing.  The NHS will usually only offer tests after 3 early losses.  The routine tests are for antiphospholipid syndrome (sticky blood caused by antibodies), inherited thrombophilias (sticky blood caused by blood clotting disorder) and ultrasound to check the shape of your womb.  If you are concerned about recurrent miscarriage we can provide these tests at ABC4D.  We can also provide testing for thyroid problems, either over-active or under-active thyroid, as well as thyroid autoantibodies, which can be associated with miscarraige.

Another routine test in the NHS is genetic testing of any tissue passed at miscarriage.

Although we cannot test miscarriage tissue, we can arrange for you and your partner to have chromosome (genetic) tests on your blood to see if there could be a problem with how your chromosomes combine together in the baby (translocation).  This blood test is not generally available on the NHS unless a genetic problem has been identified in the miscarriage tissue (which can be difficult to obtain if you miscarry at home).

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Tests on offer

Recurrent miscarriage scan with consultation. An in-depth ultrasound examination Price – £125

(1) Antiphospholipid syndrome tests (lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibodies): code LUPA p32

(2) Full thrombophilia profile (full blood count, coagulation, anti-thrombin 3, factor V Leiden, Factor II prothrombin gene, MTHFR gene, lupus anticoagulant, protein C, free protein S, anticardiolipin abs): code PROP p35.

(3) Thyroid function (fT3, Ft4, TSH): code TF3 p48

(4) Thyroid function and antibodies (T4, fT4, T3, fT3, TSH, thyroglobulin Abs, thyroid peroxidase): code TF2, p48

(5) Karyotype: code KARY p104

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Other tests available

(6) LH/FSH/testosterone/SHBG/prolactin
Tests for polycystic ovarian syndrome (if you are having irregular cycles and difficulty conceiving)

(7) AMH
test for ovarian reserve: code AMH p 48

(8) Day 21 progesterone
Tests for ovulation

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First Glimpse

Meet Your Baby for the First Time!

From 6-12 Weeks

Gender Reveal

Discover if you have a Boy or Girl.

From 16-34 Weeks

Movie Star 4D

See Your Baby in Glorious 4D!

From 24-32 Weeks

Reassurance & Wellbeing

For your peace of mind.

From 6-12 Weeks

Harmony Test

For extra reassurance.

From 10 Weeks

Fertility Test

Prepare for the Future

Pre-conception

Early Pregnancy Clinic

Recurring miscarriage or Ectopic Pregnancy

Specialist staff & testing