OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care in Sydney provides rapid access to diagnostic tests for women with pregnancy problems using the most advanced pregnancy ultrasound technology available.
Symptoms warranting a pregnancy ultrasound scan include vaginal bleeding, lower abdominal pain or both. At OMNI, we see women as soon as they know they are pregnant up to full term.
As the structures in an early pregnancy are so small, transvaginal ultrasound is the best approach for clearly seeing the pregnancy. OMNI uses a highly sensitive internal probe to perform the early pregnancy scan. The clinic at Lower North Shore (St Leonards) runs during normal office hours and Saturday mornings.
Services OMNI provide:
- Early Pregnancy Ultrasound
- Down’s Syndrome Screening (Nuchal scan)
- Invasive Tests
- Fetal Morphology
- Fetal Growth
- 3D/4D Ultrasound In Pregnancy
Vomiting in early pregnancy
OMNI provides reassurance scans for women with uncontrollable vomiting in the 1st trimester. Nausea and vomiting are common during pregnancy. Although vomiting in the morning (morning sickness) is typical; nausea or vomiting can occur at any time. These symptoms are thought to occur because of the rise in the pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) during the 1st trimester. Levels of serum hCG peak at 12 weeks gestation and thereafter slowly fall off. Consequently, once the woman completes the 1st trimester, these symptoms tend to resolve. Rarely, nausea and vomiting can persist beyond the 1st trimester.
Hyperemesis gravidarum is persistent pregnancy-induced vomiting that occurs during the first 12 – 14 weeks of pregnancy and results in significant dehydration. Under these circumstances, hospital admission, rehydration and anti-emetics may be necessary to control the persistent vomiting. Again, hyperemesis gravidarum with hospital admission is rare after the 1st trimester.
Pregnancies complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum are thought to have a much higher risk of twin pregnancies and molar pregnancies. As a result, an ultrasound scan is traditionally organised for these women. However, in a recent study we demonstrated that women with hyperemesis gravidarum do not have a higher risk of twin pregnancy and molar pregnancies.
More importantly, the incidence of pregnancy failure was 10 times lower in the hyperemesis gravidarum group compared to the asymptomatic women. Under these circumstances, OMNI offers to perform an ultrasound scan for maternal reassurance.
Using only the latest ultrasound technology, OMNI is able to provide patients with high quality imaging for you and your referring specialist. If you are exhibiting any symptoms that warrant an ultrasound OMNI offers same day scanning to provide patients with peace of mind.
To find out more about OMNI’s range of pregnancy ultrasound scans, please contact us today.