Patients & Visitors

Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic


What you can expect at the Early Pregnancy Clinic

When you arrive, you will be asked to fill in a Patient Self Assessment Form giving your personal details: your name, date of birth, address and other clinical information.

The health care professional may be able to give you advice based on your story. We may need urine to check a pregnancy test, may need to scan or exam you. We may need to know your blood group or check the hormone levels in your blood.

Once you have given your details to the reception you will be asked to take a seat in the waiting area and empty your bladder. We will then call you in to perform a transvaginal ultrasound. The internal scan gives more information than an abdominal scan; it is not harmful to the pregnancy. For the internal scan you would need to undress from waist down. Your partner is also welcome to accompany you during the scan.

After the ultrasound scan you would be advised to take a seat again in the waiting area.

A nurse or a doctor will then call you to discuss the results of the scan and arrange any treatment or follow-up. You will be given the opportunity to have all your questions answered.

The visit is likely to get you a plan of management. We may be able to confirm that the pregnancy is healthy, or if the pregnancy has been unsuccessful. There are many occasions when we simply cant tell. This is usually because it is too early. The only way to advise you may be to repeat the scan or blood tests in a weeks time.

If you have to return for review and blood test, please do not arrive until 10 am. This is to avoid you having to wait whilst other women who are new to the service are getting their primary assessment. You will need to make yourself known to the Receptionist when you arrive.

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