Our services are integrated with your treating gynaecologist’s appointments. We provide the following:
First trimester risk assessment: (12-13 weeks). Establishing gestational age, screening for structural normality and chromosomal abnormalities (including Down Syndrome). Pre-eclampsia screening are also included in this assessment.
Detailed ultrasound: (20-22 weeks). A meticulous and systematic review of the fetus’ development from head to toe in 2D, including all the organ systems like the heart, spine, kidneys etc. An attempt will be made to capture your fetus in 3D/4D if the screening environment (fetal lie and maternal habitus) allows therefore. Please note that the 3D/4D is seen as a cosmetic scan and does not form part of the examination. It is merely a nice to have image.
Growth and Doppler Velocimetry: Assessing adequacy of fetal growth when there is a clinical indication.
Prenatal testing: Invasive / non-invasive testing is available for complicated clinical cases.
3D/4D scanning: This is seen as a cosmetic scan of no diagnostic value therefore this will not be covered by your medical scheme. The ideal time to do this is between 28 – 32 weeks gestation. Please note that successful imaging is dependent on the fetal lie, amount of liquor in front of the fetal face as well as maternal habitus.
Gynaecological ultrasound: A pelvic evaluation can be carried out on request from a general practitioner or gynaecologist. Paediatric pelvic ultrasound (external) is also performed by Dr Jana Rossouw on request from a paediatrician or paediatric endocrinologists for precocious puberty.
Maternal Medicine Consultations: These are available on request of your treating obstetrician, in selected high-risk patients with complex conditions.
It is important that an accredited health care professional trained in the field of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology (might it be a Sonographer, Sonologist, Gynaecologist or Fetal Medicine specialist) conduct the first trimester screening. Please confirm in advance on Fetal Medicine Foundation if the person is accredited.
All three providers are accredited with the Fetal Medicine Foundation for first trimester screening (including Down Syndrome and pre-eclampsia).