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1 PREGNANCY INFORMATION PACK Peace of mind throughout pregnancy

2 Welcome Welcome to The 3fivetwo Group. We are delighted at the news of your recent pregnancy success and we wish you all the very best for the months ahead. Please find enclosed some useful information about the pregnancy packages and services available at 3fivetwo Healthcare. If you have any questions or queries regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact us on or alternatively 1. Private Antenatal Care 2. Ultrasound Scans 3. Harmony Prenatal Test 4. Group B Strep Test 5. Nuchal Scan 6. 4D Ultrasound Scan 7. Neonatology 8. Paediatrics 9. Pre/Post-Pregnancy Procedures 10. Gynaecology Services 11. Health Insurance 12. Dental Care 13. Paediatric Basic Life Support

3 PRIVATE ANTENATAL CARE Private Antenatal Care At 3fivetwo Healthcare, our aim is to enable expectant mothers to have a positive, reassuring pregnancy and birthing experience. We are committed to promoting an environment of medical excellence, informed choice and superior care throughout your pregnancy and childbirth. Our complete Antenatal Care Package includes: Antenatal consults from 8-10 weeks Extensive 3D ultrasound service 4D ultrasound service Medically required or preferred delivery option Post-natal and Paediatric assessment Lifestyle advice and Midwifery support For a full list of Consultant Obstetricians offering complete Antenatal Care Packages at 3fivetwo Healthcare, please visit For more information on the private antenatal care options available to you, please contact us on or

4 ULTRASOUND SCANS Ultrasound Scans At 3fivetwo Healthcare we offer a comprehensive range of Ultrasound scans as standalone appointments or as part of your Antenatal Care Package. Ultrasound scans are performed for various reasons, ranging from confirming a pregnancy, to reassuring you that your baby appears to have no gross structural or growth abnormalities. The following ultrasound scans are available at 3fivetwo Healthcare: Early pregnancy scan (performed at 8-10 weeks) This scan determines the presence of a heartbeat, multiple embryos and gestational age. Nuchal translucency scan (performed at weeks) This scan measures the nuchal fold/ translucency which is used as an indicator for the presence of Down s Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. Detailed normality scan (performed at weeks) This scan provides detailed information of the baby s major organs and any structural abnormalities present. The position of the placenta and amount of amniotic fluid present are also noted. The sex of the baby can be determined at this time. Foetal cardiac scan (performed at weeks) This scan is used solely to image the baby s heart to identify the presence of congenital defects or cardiac abnormalities. For further information or to book your scan, please contact us on or

5 HARMONY PRENATAL TEST Harmony Prenatal Test 3fivetwo Healthcare is delighted to be the first in Ireland to offer the Harmony Prenatal Test. This service is now available to every pregnant woman with a singleton pregnancy* who wants a safe, reliable, early and accurate test to verify that their baby has normal chromosomes. The Harmony Prenatal Test is a non-invasive maternal blood test that assesses the risk of fetal trisomies in pregnancies of 10 weeks or more. The test can confirm if your baby has a chromosomal abnormality. Test results will be returned within working days and advice and counselling options will be provided for all patients and their partners. Research shows that the harmony test is more than 99+ percent accurate in verifying any defects in your baby s chromosomal make up. *Please note that the Harmony Prenatal Test is always evolving through research and development. It has recently become available for twin pregnancies and 3fivetwo Healthcare are delighted to be able to offer this. Terms and conditions do apply when testing twin pregnancies. Please visit for more information. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact us on or

6 GROUP B STREP TEST Group B Strep Test Group B Strep is a bacterium that can be carried by women in the rectum or vagina. There are usually no symptoms or harmful effects for a carrier, until she is pregnant, when there may a significant risk of infecting her new born baby, which can be fatal. Most GBS infection in new born babies can be prevented by giving high risk mothers intravenous antibiotics from the onset of labour until the baby is born. 3fivetwo Healthcare offer GBS testing using an Enriched Culture Medium (ECM) specifically designed to isolate GBS in swabs. Pregnant women should be tested for GBS between 35 and 37 weeks gestation, which allows enough time to get results and is also close enough to the delivery date to minimise the risk of GBS infection during labour. At 3fivetwo Healthcare, we can perform this test in our private clinic, or alternatively, we can provide home testing kits. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact us on or

7 NUCHAL SCAN Nuchal Scan At 3fivetwo Healthcare we understand that the health of your unborn baby is one of the most important things during your pregnancy. With this in mind, we offer a comprehensive range of prenatal tests and scans to give you and your partner peace of mind throughout your journey. A Nuchal Scan is a screening test performed during weeks of your pregnancy that assesses whether or not your baby is likely to have Down s syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities. This will provide detailed information including measurement of the Nuchal fold/ translucency which is used as an indicator (alongside a small or absent nasal bone) for the presence of Down s syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. At 3fivetwo Healthcare, all Nuchal Scan results are correlated with data from Kings College Hospital (London) to provide individual risk. You may then be offered CVS (chorionic villous sample) at 12 weeks, or an amniocentesis at 16 weeks to provide definitive information for the presence of fetal abnormality. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact us on or

8 4D ULTRASOUND SCAN 4D Ultrasound Scan Capture the miracle of your baby s development with a 4D Scan at 3fivetwo Healthcare. Our 4D ultrasound technology enables you to see your baby smile, yawn, stretch, kick and sleep in real time. We believe every pregnancy is unique, which is why we have invested in the highest quality scanning technology to allow you to bond with your baby in a more personal way. At 3fivetwo Healthcare we have the most experienced ultrasonographers in the country, helping ensure that your scan is both a memorable and magical moment of your pregnancy experience. At your 4D Ultrasound Scan you will receive: A detailed scan of your baby using the new generation of 4D Ultrasound scanner A printed report DVD of your scan to share with friends and family Colour/black & white images of your baby A 4D Scan can be performed during weeks of your pregnancy. This is the optimum time to have your scan as there is a greater volume of amniotic fluid and image quality is not compromised by the size of the baby. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact us on or

9 NEONATOLOGY Neonatology Newborn babies are not just small adults. A medical problem can mean a special challenge for their tiny bodies. Sometimes babies are born before their bodies are ready to leave the womb. Important organs such as the heart, lungs, stomach, and skin may not be mature enough to function without special help. Neonatologists have the special training required to evaluate and treat newborns medical problems and also offer advice and support to you and your baby. At 3fivetwo Healthcare we can provide rapid access to experienced Neonatologists in a warm and friendly environment. Newborn babies may need to see a Neonatologist for a variety of reasons to include: Breathing disorders Infections Birth defects Feeding problems Skin rashes Restless sleep Failure to thrive If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please contact us on or

10 PAEDIATRICS Paediatrics At 3fivetwo Healthcare we believe that the health and well-being of every child is paramount. Our comprehensive range of Paediatric services cover a variety of specialties involving consultations, diagnostics and surgery. Our Paediatricians are experts in their field and have years of experience dealing with children of all ages. Some of the Paediatric services available at 3fivetwo Healthcare include: General surgery including OGD and Colonoscopy Orthopaedics including Spinal Surgery Ear, Nose and Throat conditions Cardiology Dermatology If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact us on or

11 PRE/POST-PREGNANCY PROCEDURES Pre/Post-Pregnancy Procedures A woman s body can be changed substantially by the childbearing and breastfeeding process. For some women, these changes can lead to a loss of confidence and it is often difficult for them to regain their former shape and weight. At 3fivetwo Healthcare, we work closely with our partners, Cosmetech, a centre of excellence for non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures, to enable women to look good and feel good during and after their pregnancy. Cosmetech offer a range of pre-pregnancy rejuvenation to include: Specialist skin care products and advanced facials Microdermabrasion Soft touch massage to relax and stimulate muscles Deep pressure massage to help the microcirculation improving the health of the tissues and fluid retention Post-pregnancy services to include: Laser treatment for facial thread veins, skin pigmentation and hair removal Light Skin Peels Breast Implants Tummy Tucks Liposuction For more information or to book a complimentary consultation* please contact us on

12 GYNAECOLOGY SERVICES Gynaecology Services Following your pregnancy it is not unusual to experience some gynaecological changes. 3fivetwo Healthcare work in partnership with Kingsbridge Private Hospital to provide a comprehensive range of gynaecology services to include consultations, screening, investigations and surgery, to meet the needs of women of all ages. Located on the prestigious Lisburn Road, Kingsbridge Private Hospital offers private and confidential care in the comfort of a five star hospital. The warm and welcoming surroundings provide a calm and relaxing environment for your appointment and our friendly staff will do all they can to help you feel at ease. Our experienced team of local Consultant Gynaecologists offer advice and treatment for a wide range of complex gynaecology conditions, including: Hysterectomy Prolapse Repair Endometriosis Incontinence Sterilisation If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us on or

13 HEALTH INSURANCE Health Insurance for all the family H3 Insurance is Northern Ireland s first local health insurance provider. We re a local company with a local perspective but world-class expertise in providing unique, value adding health insurance plans. As part of The 3fivetwo group, we have access to all of Northern Ireland s private and NHS medical facilities and all claims are managed by our team in Belfast, so when you need to make a claim on your policy, you will be glad to hear a friendly local voice to help, advise and assist you every step of the way. Our range of comprehensive cover plans meet your family s healthcare needs better and quicker than any other provider and include: High speed access to top consultants, diagnostic tests and treatment Full Cover for cancer treatment including access to private cancer drugs A unique same-day consultant referral service no need to wait to be referred by your GP Private Casualty Cover the only one of its kind in the UK A locally based claims advocacy and booking service For more information, please call us on or visit

14 DENTAL CARE Dental Care for you and your baby Women can often experience dental problems during pregnancy because of the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. During this period it is imperative to have more dental check-ups and a regime of frequent hygiene visits is essential. 3fivetwo Healthcare is delighted to be working with our partners, Dental Excellence to offer a range of dental services for both you and your baby. First or baby teeth have usually developed before your child is born and will start to come through at around 6 months, as soon as this starts to happen you should clean the baby teeth and register your child with your local Dental Excellence branch visit Prevention is key to the development of your baby s teeth. Check the fluoridation level of your drinking water and visit your dentist regularly to ensure the best oral care for your child. For more information or to find your local Dental Excellence branch please visit

15 PAEDIATRIC BLS Paediatric Basic Life Support In the event of an emergency, would you know what to do? Basic life support skills could make a real difference to your child in the event of an emergency. 3fivetwo Training Academy, part of The 3fivetwo Group is a local healthcare training company based in the Titanic Quarter. They offer a range of accredited healthcare training courses ranging from basic life support for all ages to surgical training courses for Consultants and Nurses. Our Paediatric Basic Life Support Course is designed for anyone wanting to learn basic life support skills to help a child in an emergency situation. The course comprises both theory and practical sessions for all delegates. Key areas covered during the course include: How to deal with the situation An unconscious breathing casualty (children) An unconscious non breathing casualty (children) A choking casualty (children) If you have any questions or would like to book a place on one of our courses, please contact us on or * Offer excludes cosmetic surgery consultations

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