All your pregnancy care needs in one clinic
At our two Sydney clinics, OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care provides rapid access to diagnostic tests for expectant mothers
If you are looking to accurately date your pregnancy, diagnose the viability of a pregnancy or identify multiple pregnancies early on, OMNI can help by using the most up-to-date ultrasound technology to assess the health of your unborn child.
While OMNI does provide diagnostic services for all stages of pregnancy we have extensive experience in helping diagnosing women with early pregnancy complications. After your consultation we will also arrange the necessary follow-up care.
For early pregnancy care, OMNI provides high-quality ultrasounds for:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Vaginal bleeding
- To see how far along you are
How far along are you?
A transvaginal ultrasound is able to calculate accurately how pregnant you are and can determine the estimated date of delivery.
Determining the gestational age is important. The gestational age provides valuable information for your Obstetrician regarding potential problems and can affect the treatment plan for your baby. An ultrasound is a more efficient (and accurate) way of predicting time of delivery than the LMP.
Difference between gestational age and fertilisation age
It is important not to confuse gestational age with the fertilisation age of an embryo or fetus. The fertilisation age is counted from fertilisation: while the gestational age is greater by two weeks. If you have conceived by IVF the gestational can be known to the hour.
What is an ectopic pregnancy?
Ectopic pregnancy is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality.
This type of pregnancy is when the fertilised egg implants outside the womb. As a rule this is not a normal pregnancy and doesn’t contain a fetus. The symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy include:
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Pain in the lower back
- Cramps on one side of the pelvis
- Vaginal bleeding or spotting
- Sudden and severe pain in the lower abdomen
If you experience any of these symptoms it is vital that you visit your doctor or obstetrician. A urinary test is mandatory, and if the test is positive a transvaginal scan, not transabdominal, ultrasound scan needs to be performed.
For more information about ectopic pregnancy and how OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care in Sydney can help, contact us today.
Ascertaining the health of your unborn baby
At our Sydney clinics OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care we provide detailed ultrasound examinations for babies between 18-20 weeks and 24-42 weeks. These ultrasound scans are designed to examine your baby and check to see how they are growing, if they have any chromosomal abnormalities.
The ultrasound scan that is performed between 18 and 20 weeks is the fetal morphology scan. This is generally used to exclude any structural abnormalities and, if you wish, we can tell you the gender of your baby.
The other ultrasound scan, the scan performed between 24 and 42 weeks is the fetal growth scan. It can assess the growth and wellbeing of your baby. The results of both will be sent to your referring Obstetrician or GP with a formal report. If we find anything on a scan that is concerning we will contact your doctor the day of the scan.
If you would like to know more about our pregnancy scans, or to book a consultation at one of our Sydney clinics, please contact us today.