FAQs

Our specialists will always strive to answer your questions with enough depth to ensure your total understanding.

Please peruse our frequently asked questions to discover answers to common queries regarding women’s health and the Centre for Women’s Ultrasound.

How many scans will I generally need during pregnancy?

We recommend these different types of pregnancy scans:

  • Dating Viability Scan (7-17 Weeks)
  • Nuchal Translucency Scan (12-14 Weeks)
  • Prenatal Diagnosis and/or Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (10-20 Weeks)
  • Fetal Morphology Scan (19-23 Weeks)
  • Fetal Growth Scan (32-40 Weeks)
  • 3D/4D Scan (26-28 Weeks)

If our specialists recommend investigating any potential issues further then we may recommend other forms of prenatal testing as well as follow up scans.

What do I do if I think I’m infertile?

A couple is generally considered infertile after 2 years of trying to conceive. If this time has passed, or if infertility is a concern for you early on, then please contact a fertility specialist. We are happy to be involved in fertility investigations

Our specialists can perform pelvic ultrasound examinations, as well as further tests such as HyCoSy to determine tubal patency and identify any problems with the uterus or ovaries. If you are going through fertility treatment, we can perform follicle tracking. Please talk to our staff about our follicle tracking package.

Find out more about this procedure here, or contact Centre for Women’s Ultrasound.

How do I prepare for an ultrasound procedure?

Before your ultrasound we ask that you drink 2 glasses of water in the hour before your pelvic ultrasound appointment. Your bladder should not be so full that it is painful, so please don’t drink excessive amounts of water during this time.

If you are undergoing a transvaginal ultrasound then you will not be required to have a full bladder. In fact we ask that you empty your bladder before your procedure.

Do I need a referral to visit Centre for Women’s Ultrasound?

No you don’t need a referral to visit Centre for Women’s Ultrasound. If you have a referral from your GP or specialist, the Medicare funded amount will be refunded to you. We are happy to provide self-referred scans, but these scans will not receive a Medicare refund.

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Who will discuss my results with me?

Our sonographers and specialists are highly qualified to complete your tests as well as deliver your results. If your sonographer would like a further opinion on findings in your ultrasound there is no need to visit another clinic or specialist. Dr Indika Alahakoon is our in-house specialist with further training in maternal fetal medicine, chromosomal screening, fetal anomalies and gynaecological ultrasounds, as well as any diagnostic procedures required.

Is ultrasound safe for my baby?

Yes ultrasound is safe for your baby.

Ultrasound does not utilise x-ray technology or radiography which can be harmful to your baby.