NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) is a screening test that aims to determine whether an unborn baby has chromosomal abnormalities that are likely to result in genetic conditions like Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome or Patau's syndrome. The results are determined by looking at the baby’s DNA in the mother’s blood, which is taken via a simple, non-invasive blood draw.
Babies are being born every minute, and we want to celebrate one of life's greatest experiences with you! Here at First Encounters we provide various offers on our scan packages at various points in the year, all in the name of celebrating one of life’s greatest treasures – parenthood! More...
Can you drink while pregnant? Drinking during pregnancy is a something of a grey area when it comes to prenatal health.
There is no well-defined limit for expectant mothers to follow, and so it can be difficult to establish how much alcohol - if any - is safe to consume while pregnant.
If you're looking to book a private ultrasound scan
, there are a few things you should consider before settling on a service. It’s incredibly important that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. After all, you’ll want to find the best value for your money without compromising on quality and safety.
Listed below are a few things to keep in mind before you book a private scan for yourself and your baby.
It's understandable that expectant mothers want to go for a pregnancy scan as soon as possible. If you are interested in an early pregnancy scan, we recommend our earlyAssure™ package, which is available from 8 weeks onwards.