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    Posted on 15 Jul 2024 in Ultrasound

    A nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound scan is a prenatal screening test conducted during the first trimester of pregnancy, typically between 11 and 14 weeks of gestation. The primary purpose of the NT scan is to assess the risk of certain chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13). During the NT scan, an ultrasound is used to measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of the baby's n...

    Posted on 08 Jul 2024 in Pregnancy

    It's crucial to be aware of warning signs during pregnancy that require immediate medical attention to ensure the health and safety of both the mother and the baby. Here are some key warning signs:  Warning Signs During Pregnancy 1. Severe Abdominal Pain:   - Sharp, severe, or constant pain in the abdomen or pelvis could indicate conditions like ectopic pregnancy, preeclampsia, or placental abruption. 2. Heavy Bleeding:   - Any heavy b...

    Posted on 01 Jul 2024 in Pregnancy, Ultrasound

    What is a dating scan? A dating scan is an ultrasound performed early in pregnancy to determine the gestational age of the fetus. This scan is crucial for providing an accurate due date and ensuring the pregnancy is progressing normally. Here are key points about the dating scan: What is a Dating Scan? Purpose: The primary purpose of a dating scan is to establish how far along the pregnancy is and to estimate the due date (EDD). ...

    Posted on 27 Jun 2024 in Pregnancy

    The estimated due date (EDD) is crucial for several reasons: Monitoring Fetal Development: It helps healthcare providers track the baby's growth and development, ensuring that it is progressing normally. Deviations from the expected growth patterns can signal potential issues that need to be addressed. Planning Prenatal Care: The EDD allows for scheduling necessary prenatal tests and screenings at the appropriate times. Cert...

    Posted on 07 Nov 2022 in General

    Studios are for taking pictures, practices are for caring the well-being of your unborn child. First Glimpse Ultrasound Services is a professional practice catering to all your baby and other ultrasound scanning needs. With a dedicated practice in Brackenfell and remote practices in Melomed Mitchells Plain, Strand, Grabouw, Rondebosch and more, we offer one of the most comprehensive ultrasound services in the greater Cape Town area....

    Posted on 07 Nov 2022 in Pregnancy, Ultrasound, General

    3D scans show pictures of your baby in three dimensions. 4D scans show moving 3D images of your baby, with time being the fourth dimension. It’s natural to be excited by the prospect of your first scan. Whilst this is a wonderful experience that cannot be missed, there are much more to pregnancy that a 3D/4D scan. A lot of ultrasound practices offers little to see those few grams in your belly. They offer a bonding experience but that is about it. Usually they will say please not...

    Posted on 07 Nov 2022 in Pregnancy, General

    We thought we would have some fun with wording. Even though your child might just weigh some little gram, they do change your life. That is why people trust First Glimpse for all their ultrasound needs. Over the past few years we have become one of the leading ultrasound practices in the Western Cape expanding our footprint on a monthly basis. We are now trusted by gyneacologists, midwives, GPs and more. We offer a professional service giving you not just pretty pictur...

    Posted on 07 Nov 2022 in General

    We are glad to announce that in addition to our weekly slot at Melomed Mitchells Plain, we are also now at Simunye Healtcare (Dr Parker) opposite the Engen garage once a week....

    Posted on 10 May 2022 in General

    We are happy to announce that we will again be offering our scanning services from Al-Nisa maternity home in Rondebosch. It has been a while since we have been at this location but are really happy to be back and providing a service to our patients in the Southern Suburbs and surrounding areas....

    Posted on 10 May 2022 in General

    Once a week we are scanning from Melomed in Mitchell's Plain. We are exstatic about this and hope to provide a long-standing service in Mitchell's Plain. We will keep you posted on any new locations that we are scanning from....