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Private health care services at Clarendon Health Poole

Obstetric Services

Private Obstetric Services

We understand that the decision on how you receive your maternity care is a significant aspect of your journey towards parenthood. Our private maternity service provides individualized support from our skilled obstetric consultant Mr Alex Taylor. Your personalized care plan will be designed to address both your and your baby’s unique requirements, ensuring you the highest levels of care and support.

We offer private obstetric services from the contraception of a baby right through to the birth. Around 35% of births are undertaken by an obstetrician this is usually for more complex cases of pregnancy or if the baby gets distressed during labour.

Our private obstetric services include:

  • Early pregnancy wellbeing scans
  • Routine antenatal care and appointments
  • Fetal anomaly scans
  • Growth and wellbeing scans
  • 3D baby scans
  • Elective caesarean section procedures
  • Care for early pregnancy problems such as bleeding or miscarriage

We are now offering a planned caesarean section service with our partner Bournemouth Private clinic.

After considering all your options on how to give birth at, for some women a planned caesarean section is their preferred route of giving birth. We understand that the journey to this decision can often be long and traumatic. We offer to reduce that anxiety and concern by planning a date and time for you to give birth in a safe, daytime environment, supported by your Consultant Obstetrician, Consultant Anaesthetist and midwife.

St George’s Antenatal Fetal Evaluation – Non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)

Antenatal safe test

Clarendon Health is pleased to be offer this test. As part of the national screening pathway women are offered the ‘combined test’ in the first trimester of pregnancy. This evaluates hormonal blood levels with ultrasound findings to assess the chance of chromosomal or structural anomalies. Although the range of conditions that can be detected by this method is broader than the number of conditions identified by the SAFE test, the SAFE test has a higher detection rate for Down’s, Patau’s and Edward’s syndrome.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a blood test taken from the mother in pregnancy, that uses cutting edge DNA technology to evaluate whether a baby has a high chance of a certain chromosomal condition.

This is an ultrasound examination that is usually carried out vaginally but can be done abdominally from around 7 weeks onwards. This is the first scan performed during the pregnancy and is sometimes called a dating scan. Its purpose is to:

  • Ensure that the pregnancy is where it should be (inside the uterus – not ectopic)
  • Show that the Fetus is alive
  • Determine the number of embryos
  • Date the pregnancy and provide an Estimated Due Date (EDD)
  • Check for any early pregnancy abnormalities
  • Check for any internal bleeding or similar issues