• What are the different types of prenatal tests that are conducted by Newcastle Ultrasound?

    What are the different types of prenatal tests that are conducted by Newcastle Ultrasound?

    In NSW a chromosome abnormality is diagnosed in about 1:800 pregnancies, with the level of risk varying with the age of the mother. Testing for chromosome abnormalities is available to any pregnant woman. Newcastle Ultrasound are experts in prenatal scanning. We were among the first in the area to offer amniocentesis and chorion villus sampling […]

  • Do I need the nuchal translucency scan and non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) during my pregnancy?

    Do I need the nuchal translucency scan and non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) during my pregnancy?

    Why do I need chromosome testing during my pregnancy? Testing for chromosome abnormalities is available to all pregnant women who choose access to this information.  Babies can be born with chromosome abnormalities with no prior family history, and the risk increases with age.  Screening tests (NIPTs or nuchal translucency) are used in combination with invasive […]

  • Keyhole surgery – an advanced procedure that diagnoses and treats endometriosis

    Keyhole surgery – an advanced procedure that diagnoses and treats endometriosis

    Keyhole surgery – an advanced procedure that diagnoses and treats endometriosis Standard treatment for endometriosis consists of hormone treatment or surgery. Although hormone treatment can be beneficial for managing pain, surgery is considered the better option for fertility. There have been many advances in keyhole surgery over the last decade making it the first choice […]

  • Urgent Access Early Pregnancy Scanning Service

    Urgent Access Early Pregnancy Scanning Service

    Newcastle Ultrasound launches Urgent Access Early Pregnancy Scanning Service – for pain and bleeding during the first trimester of your pregnancy If you are experiencing pain or bleeding during your pregnancy, you will want to quickly rule out a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, or any other underlying condition that may affect you or your baby’s […]

  • Having difficulty falling pregnant? Part 2

    Having difficulty falling pregnant? Part 2

    Having difficulty falling pregnant? Here are other common conditions that need to be ruled out first: (Part 2) This is Part 2 of our series discussing the most common reasons couples are unable to fall pregnant. In Part 1 we discussed the 3 most common conditions that need to be ruled out if you are […]

  • Having difficulty falling pregnant? Part 1

    Having difficulty falling pregnant? Part 1

    Having difficulty falling pregnant? Here are 3 common conditions that need to be ruled out first: (Part 1) It is well known that the stress and anxiety of not knowing why you are not falling pregnant can further affect and slow down your chances of becoming pregnant. If you and your partner have been actively […]

  • What is endometriosis?

    What is endometriosis?

    What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a common condition that affects women in their reproductive years who are still menstruating. It occurs when tissue, that normally lines the uterine cavity grows outside of the uterus, most commonly in the pelvis. The misplaced tissue can grow in superficial patches, in larger and deep nodules or in cysts. […]

  • I can’t fall pregnant. Why?

    I can’t fall pregnant. Why?

    I can’t fall pregnant. Can infertility scanning help me find out why? If you have not been successful in becoming pregnant, you will want to find the underlying condition that is preventing you from conceiving as soon as possible. As many symptoms of infertility can be vague, our specialist range of diagnostic scans can uncover […]

  • Painful periods or painful sex

    Painful periods or painful sex

    Painful periods or painful sex? Here’s what it could mean and what to do Excessively painful periods or pain during sex is never normal. It can occur at any life stage and can indicate an abnormality in the anatomy or function of the reproductive system. As well as the physical burden of managing a painful […]

  • How endometriosis impacts your fertility

    How endometriosis impacts your fertility

    How endometriosis impacts your fertility Endometriosis is a very common condition and affects up to 40% of women who experience infertility. Newcastle Ultrasound provides personalised, expert care and advanced diagnostic techniques to examine if this is the underlying cause of your infertility. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, in many cases treatment and ongoing management can […]

  • Bleeding spotting and cramping

    Bleeding spotting and cramping

    Bleeding, spotting, pain and cramping in early pregnancy? What it can mean and what to do Bleeding, spotting, pain and cramping during early pregnancy are common and may not affect your pregnancy. However, it is important to rule out a non-viable pregnancy, an ectopic pregnancy, a miscarriage or any other condition that may affect you […]

  • Am I having a miscarriage?

    Am I having a miscarriage?

    Am I having a miscarriage? It can be difficult to know if you are having a miscarriage. Although bleeding or pain can be common in the first trimester of your pregnancy, if you are experiencing bleeding with pain, cramping, abdominal tenderness or heavy bleeding at any stage of your pregnancy, you may be experiencing a […]