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Welcome To Private Pregnancy UK

This website is setup to provide a resource for mums-to-be in the UK who wish to look at private healthcare as an alternative to the NHS. Here you will find listings of carefully selected private clinics, hospitals and consultant doctors that provide fertility, IVF, maternity care, pregnancy scans and childbirth-related services of high quality.

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THANK YOU!

The Private Pregnancy UK Show 2016

Following a fantastic weekend at the Private Pregnancy UK Show 2016, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who helped to make the event take place.

In particular, we would like to thank our main supporters – Imperial Private Healthcare, The Portland Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and UR Clínica Vistahermosa. We would also like to thank all our other exhibitors who participated, with special thanks to Babylist for their nursery wonderland and of course the Royal Institution for their help and support.

We would also like to thank all our seminar speakers and workshop hosts. Without your help and expertise, we wouldn’t have been able to create such an all-encompassing and informative event.

And to a number of friends who supported the event from the beginning and gave up their free time to come along and help us on-site – Keith Donoghue, Kate Lam, Kate Crisp and Charlotte Crisp, your help was greatly appreciated!

Watch out for video recordings and presentations of the show, which we will add to the website in the next few days.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening Testing: The Panorama Test

Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening Testing: The Panorama Test

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been discussed a lot in the media – but apart from all the hype what does it actually involve and is it something that every mum-to-be needs to consider undergoing upon finding out she is expecting a baby? A NIPT can identify evidence of chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome, Edward syndrome, Patau syndrome or sex chromosome trisomies. This article puts the Panorama test, which has already been delivered to over half a million women across the world, in the spotlight and answers any questions you may have been waiting to ask. More…

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Midwife And Obstetrician Led Care Combined – Would It Work For You?

Midwife And Obstetrician Led Care Combined – Would It Work For You?

Making the decision around the care you receive during your pregnancy and during the delivery of your baby is no easy feat. You want to go for midwife- led care, because you’d like to go down the natural route with little or no medical intervention. But, at the same time you would like to have an obstetrician on board, because let’s face it; there are no guarantees as to what will happen during your pregnancy and when you give birth. So what if you could have the best of both worlds? The Birth Team has created this unique offering, providing combined care from the moment you find out you are pregnant to postnatal care. Founders, Senior Consultant Obstetrician, Richard Sheridan and Midwife, Sarah Denning explain. More…

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Early Pregnancy Scare To Dream Birth Experience: One Mum’s Journey

Early Pregnancy Scare To Dream Birth Experience: One Mum’s Journey

Some women fall pregnant unexpectedly or may not find out they are pregnant until a couple of months into their first trimester. Sometimes the realisation of what you have eaten or done upon discovering you are pregnant can cause worry, particularly if you are on prescribed medication or drank an extra glass of wine at dinner. For extra reassurance, seeing a private obstetrician can provide additional support at this time. This feature outlines the unique care from a consultant led service from the initial assessment right through to the birth of your baby. More…

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Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Storage: A Natural, Affordable Way To Help Protect Your Child’s Long-Term Health?

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Storage - Protect Your Child’s Long-Term Health

The stem cells in your baby’s cord blood are the most potent that they will ever have. They can become almost any tissue type in the body and may even be used to regrow entire organs. Banking cord blood ensures that your baby is prepared to benefit from the future of stem cell medicine. But what does it all mean?

We spoke with Cells4Life to understand more about this leading-edge health initiative that increasing numbers of in-the-know parents are now turning to in order to help ensure their child’s – and family’s – health. More…

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Staff Picks: Products We Recommend (May 2016)

Every month our team selects a handful of products that we would happily recommend to our family and friends who are expecting or have recently become parents. Here is what we have picked for this month.

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Ergobaby 360 Bundle of Joy

For quality, comfortable time with baby…

Taf Toys Musical Sleepy Pal (Owl)

A Hoo-pful friend at bedtime...

Organic Easy Breathe Baby Balm

The best balm for babies...

Mam Friend Teether

The friend you can chew on...

The Cost Of Private Maternity Care And Childbirth In London

The Cost Of Private Maternity Care And Childbirth In London

Along with the joy and excitement of pregnancy, comes many decisions and choices. One in particular is whether or not to have a private birth. Private maternity facilities are highly regarded for providing unparalleled care within state-of-the-art facilities. However, this kind of individualised treatment comes at a cost, and it’s important to know what to expect. We spoke with The Lindo Wing and Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospitals in London to provide a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with private maternity care and childbirth. More…

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Social Egg Freezing And The Modern Woman

Social Egg Freezing And The Modern Woman

It often seems headline of every newspaper, and the topic of conversation on all the chat shows – so what is “Social Egg Freezing” and what can it mean for me? In a time where more and more women are focusing on their career, marrying later in life, or perhaps not at all – understanding this important and perhaps life-changing option is a must for every woman. More…

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The Harmony Prenatal Test For Down Syndrome

The Harmony Prenatal DNA Test

As an expectant mother, there are no doubt many questions on your mind regarding your pregnancy. There are ultrasounds to be had, special diets to follow, vitamins to take – and tests to consider. You may be unsure what test is right for you. While prenatal testing of the past carried significant margins for error and chances of miscarriage – a new safe and completely non-invasive prenatal test is now available – The Harmony Test. A simple blood sampling can provide over 99% accuracy in detecting Down syndrome. More…

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Why Go Private For Pregnancy Scans Instead Of The NHS In The UK?

Private Pregnancy Scan

Routine pregnancy scans are milestones for any expectant mum – so it is no surprise that many choose to have them done at private clinics. When looking at the list of benefits, it is easy to see why. Whether it be for the comfort of a private room, or the latest in ultrasound technology – choosing to go private for pregnancy scans certainly has its advantages. More…

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IVF Success Rates In The UK

IVF Success Rates In The UK

Undergoing IVF can be an emotional journey and financially expensive, so you’ll want to ensure you choose the right clinic from the offset.

No doubt you’ll research your options before you commit, it’s likely you’ll refer to the clinic’s success rates as a guide.

Although they can be a helpful introductory signpost, a clinic’s success rates may be misleading when taken on their own. Find out why and read helpful information on choosing the right clinic for you. More…

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