The Women’s Health Group was established in 2006 by Consultants who wanted to give women a new experience with respect to pregnancy and gynaecology problems. The Women’s Health Group currently has two Obstetricians/ Gynaecologists and a Specialist Midwife Sonographer. At the Women’s Health Group we cater for all women’s gynaecological and obstetrical needs. These needs begin in adolescence and continue through to menopause. The core service that is offered at the Women’s Health Group is that of pregnancy care and we look after over 500 pregnant women a year that deliver in St Luke’s hospital. The Consultants also have wide experience in all aspects of women’s health care and have admitting privileges to St Luke’s Hospital and Aut Even Hospital. Their particular areas of interest include bladder and prolapse problems, infertility, endometriosis, pelvic pain, and also offer a modern approach to surgical options.
Women’s Health Group also offer a wide range of 2D and 3D/4D scans and are available to all pregnant women wishing to have ultrasounds performed of their baby. We understand that the hospitals often can’t perform the number of ultrasounds that they would like and therefore this service is available to both private and public patients. 3D/4D ultrasound is generally performed between 25 and 30 weeks of pregnancy. At this scan women will be given a DVD of the scan plus a number of photographs which are in colour. We also offer 2D ultrasound which is the traditional form of ultrasound which is performed in pregnancy for all patients. We often do this early on in pregnancy to confirm that the pregnancy is going well but also we perform a scan at 20 weeks (Anomaly Scan or often referred to as the ‘’20 week scan’’) to try and ensure that the babies we scan are healthy and if there are any problems women can be referred to appropriate hospitals and consultants as required. 3D ultrasounds do not detect major problems with babies and this issue is best addressed at the time of the 20 week scan. 3D/4D ultrasounds offers women and their families an opportunity to see the baby move, smile, and grimace, suck their thumbs months in advance of the birth.