The clinic was established in 2003 and is owned by Mr Mike Wyldes MA FRCOG, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and is the only private practice offering complete pregnancy or obstetric care from a Consultant level outside of London.
The team of specialist Consultants, Sonographers, Midwives and Administrative Personnel are dedicated to providing excellence and expertise in the area of pregnancy and gynaecology.
Essex Community Ultrasound is one of the first companies to offer mobile ultrasound imaging services to the primary care sector in Essex.
We have a proven track record, and for over 6 years have provided first class diagnostic ultrasound as a private provider and for the last four years to Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in Mid Essex and South East Essex.
Your first scan can be very exciting because it gives you a first glimpse of your baby.
Your sonographer may even print out the image of your baby and give it to you as a keepsake.
We also discuss three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound, an exciting new method of imaging, which may lead to further advances in diagnostic obstetric imaging.
Human pregnancy lasts an average of 280 days from the first day of the last menstrual period in patients with regular 28-day menstrual cycles.
Indeed, it is difficult to imagine a modern obstetric practice without access to the information provided by real-time ultrasound.Using this imaging technique, clinicians can detect pregnancy as early as 3 weeks after conception, confirm or revise gestational age with reasonable accuracy, diagnose multiple gestation in early pregnancy, confidently diagnose fetal death at any gestational age, assess fetal well-being, evaluate amniotic fluid volume, and diagnose a broad variety of fetal malformations.Advances in sonographic imaging in the past decade are attributable to both improved image resolution and to better clinical interpretation of ultrasound findings.These appear white in the image, and soft tissues appear grey.Fluids, such as the amniotic fluid surrounding your baby, appear black.