All women booking for delivery at the Rosie are offered two ultrasound examinations ('scans') during their pregnancy.The first is to provide an estimated date of delivery and to see how many babies are present. All women are also offered a screening test for Down's syndrome.The ultrasound department is on the ground floor of the Rosie hospital, next to clinic 24 and opposite clinic 21; Rosie outpatients.
Although most mums visiting us for an early viability scan will come with just a partner, parent or friend, Mums-to-be attending gender or later bonding scans are always welcome to bring partners, family, grandparents and siblings along to scans if they wish to, so that everyone can share in the exciting moment.
We have great toys to entertain big brothers and sisters and plenty of room.
Your choice will be respected if you decide not to have the scans, and you'll be given the chance to discuss it with your maternity team before making your decision.
Since November 2010, the Rosie hospital has offered all women screening for Down’s syndrome at their first routine scan.
As with all tests in pregnancy, combined screening for Down’s syndrome is optional. This means that the screening will only identify a baby as being at a ‘high’ or ‘low risk’ of being affected by Down’s syndrome.