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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New Team Member

We are delighted to announce that Beata Berkes, an Advanced Practitioner Sonographer has joined the team in our Paulton/Bath clinic. Beata has a postgraduate certificate in medical ultrasound from the University of the West of England. In addition to her role as a...

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New Scan Machine

We are delighted to announce a new arrival in our Bridgwater clinic. Not the cuddly, awake in the night kind of arrival but a shiny new ultrasound scan machine! After 5 years of faithful service we have retired our Mindray and upgraded to a Canon Xario 200. This new...

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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