The Chelsea Birth Clinic offers a comprehensive
range of services for pregnant women.
Early dating scan (6 – 10 weeks)
The purpose of an early dating scan is to:
Please contact our practice manager, Laura, for prices. You may require a transvaginal scan, depending on the position of your uterus.
Nuchal Scan (11 – 13 weeks)
The purpose of a nuchal scan is to:
A routine blood test will also be performed during a nuchal scan.
Anomaly Scan (17 – 24 weeks)
Well being Scan (24 – 34 weeks)
The purpose of a wellbeing scan is to:
We refer pelvic scans and gynaecology care to the Women's Wellness Centre in Chelsea. A range of services are provided by consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists at the centre. Other professionals who practice from the centre include midwives, obstetric physicians, fertility specialists, ultrasound specialists, specialists in sexual health, physiotherapists, osteopaths, psychologists, nutritionists and acupuncturists.
Appointments can be obtained from the staff at the Women's Wellness Centre or directly from consultants with practising privileges at the centre. The main contact number is 020 7751 4488. Further details can be found on the Women's Wellness Centre website: www.womenswellnesscentre.com
Cervical suture or cerclage is a surgical procedure whereby a stitch is inserted into the cervix (neck of the womb) to try to keep it closed. This is used to treat a condition where the cervix has become prematurely open and there is a risk of miscarriage or premature birth.
The procedure is usually performed at about 12 weeks of pregnancy, but in some cases it is done before pregnancy. There are 3 main types of cerclage, one of which will be recommended to you, depending on your views and specific needs:
Under normal circumstances, the cervix should remain tightly closed until labour occurs at about 37 weeks of pregnancy. In some women it opens early however, and, depending on the number of weeks of pregnancy, this may result in a late miscarriage or premature birth. There are several reasons why this may happen, but in women who have previously had surgery to their cervix or one or more miscarriages after 12 weeks or one or more premature births, it may be because the cervix is weak. In these women, cervical cerclage may strengthen the cervix and help the pregnancy progress until the expected time of birth.
Nick Wales performs cervical suture procedures.