Pregnancy Tests Explained

pregnancy test

Your Pregnancy tests explained. This guide is to help you understand the differences in pregnancy tests and the options available to you. Pregnancy tests are designed to tell if your urine or blood contains a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). When the egg and sperm fuse together (fertilisation), they make a new cell from their genetic material. This cell … Read More

Our Private Growth Scans Explained

Gender Scan & Well-being at Window to the Womb

Are you visiting our clinic for a Growth scan? Here we answer common questions that we’re asked, so you can be well informed about what to expect at your appointment. We offer our Growth pregnancy scans from 26 weeks right up to birth! Our specialist sonographer will measure the circumference of baby’s head and the abdominal circumference. They then move … Read More

Our Private Early Scans Explained (firstScan Clinics)

Early Scans (firstScan at Window to the Womb)

Are you visiting our clinic for an early pregnancy scan? Here we answer common questions that we’re asked, so you can be well informed about what to expect at your appointment. We offer our early pregnancy scans from 6 weeks at our firstScan clinics, which are operated within our Window to the Womb establishments. For the privacy of our ladies, we do not … Read More

Our Well-being & Gender Scan Explained

Gender Scan & Well-being at Window to the Womb

Are you joining us for a gender scan + well-being or have an upcoming appointment? Wondering what to expect? Well don’t worry…here we’ll answer all your gender scan queries! We are incredibly proud to offer a 99.9% accuracy rate from 16 weeks, which is why we don’t offer gender confirmation before this gestation. This is to ensure that our ladies … Read More

Rose & Gemma’s Pregnancy Experience

Rose & Gemma Pregnancy Sperm Donor

Rose, Gemma & Bump! At Window to the Womb, we love to hear about your pregnancy journeys, and when Rose & Gemma got in touch about their decision to expand their family, getting pregnant through sperm donor, and their scan experience at our Exeter clinic – we just had to share their story with you. Rose and Gemma met just … Read More

RSV – What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus?

RSV in Babies

RSV Virus is a common virus, and almost all children are infected with this by the time they reach 2 years old. The virus can make it’s way down the small airwaves in the lungs (also known as the bronchioles) and cause them to become inflamed.  The virus is spread through coughs and sneezes and can live on surfaces – … Read More

Private Scan Experience – Katy & Anthony

Before arranging additional scans, many families wonder what to expect throughout their private scan experience…so we thought we’d give you an insight into Katy and Anthonys Window to the Womb journey! Katy and Anthony begun their private scan experience at Window to the Womb Worthing after a family member booked them a Gender Reveal Scan Package. (This is 99.9% accurate … Read More

Our Guide to a Vegetarian or Vegan Pregnancy

Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Pregnancy

When it comes to pregnancy, it’s key to eat the right things to ensure you and baby are happy and healthy. Pregnancy diets on the web have animal products as a staple part of the diet, but what if you’re vegetarian or vegan? We’ve put together a short guide to help you make the right vegetarian or vegan diet decisions. … Read More

Ultrasounds: Your Guide to NHS Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans

NHS Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan Guide

You will be offered NHS pregnancy ultrasound scans during early pregnancy between 8 to 14 weeks. However, you’ll only be offered additional scans if you’re experiencing problems, such as pain or vaginal bleeding. The second scan will also check baby’s development and is performed between 18 and 21 weeks. The scan may also show if you are expecting a baby girl … Read More

Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)

Morning Sickness

Morning sickness affects 70-80% of pregnant women at some point.  Morning sickness is a name for nausea caused by the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and it can also be known as nausea gravidarum, nausea/vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), emesis gravidarum, and pregnancy sickness. Nausea usually starts around 6 weeks of pregnancy (around two weeks after you miss your period) but may start as … Read More