CQC Inspection

Last week we welcomed an inspector from the Care Quality Commission to our Bridgwater Clinic. The CQC are a public sector organisation who ensure all health and social care services are compliant with the Health and Social Care Act. There are several domains they...

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Information leaflets

We have a range of information leaflets in our clinics, about pregnancy problems and prenatal screening. Some of these we have written ourselves and some are downloaded and printed from reliable sources such as the pregnancy sickness support charity, the miscarriage...

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Early Pregnancy and the Yolk Sac

At the time of ovulation (release of an egg from an ovary), conception takes place. This is usually 2 weeks after your last period. At the time of conception you are already 2 weeks pregnant, but this would not show positive on a pregnancy test until approximately at...

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New team member

We are delighted to announce that Dr Sarah Merritt has joined the Somerset Early Scans team. Sarah is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with particular expertise in early pregnancy care. She has a qualification in ultrasound awarded with distinction and...

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How Reassuring is an Early Scan?

Early pregnancy scans. How reassuring are they? The background risk of miscarriage is around 20%. After a heartbeat is seen on scan, the risk reduces to 3-4%. Other parameters can also provide reassurance. The size of the baby fitting in with the pregnancy dates. The...

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What our clients say about us

“We were both delighted with the service, in the run up to the scan, with our questions being answered reassuringly and on the actual day. You were friendly and helpful Continue Reading