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Welcome to this is my:

this is my: is an independent private medical provider with over 10 years’ experience of offering health screening and ultrasound imaging to self-funding, private medical insurance and NHS clients. Our current centre locations are based in Leeds City, Manchester Central, Hull the Deep, London Mayfair, Halifax Beechwood and Liverpool Fairfield.

our Services

Our Health Screening & Ultrasound Scans are for you and all of your family. We offer well-man, well-woman and well-baby services including body ultrasound imaging, physiotherapy, 4D baby bond scans, private obstetric care & antenatal classes.

our Values

We believe in clinical excellence whilst making the latest technologies easily available to everyone. Each person is cared for as an individual, with honesty, equality and respect. We break down the barrier between patient and clinician with a personal service.

our Promise

Under the direction of Mr Gerald Mason, Consultant in Feto-maternal Medicine at Leeds General Infirmary and Professor Howard Cuckle, Emeritus Professor, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, this is my: was established in 2003 with a healthcare vision;

“We felt passionate about creating a centre of excellence that would above all, provide exceptional screening services that were personal, truly caring and accessible to all.”

Professor Howard Cuckle

Prof. Howard Cuckle

Mr Gerald Mason MBChB, FRCOG, MRCOG, MD

Mr Gerald Mason

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Accurate Risk Free Screen for Down’s Syndrome

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Non Invasive Prenatal Testing
NIPT from NIFTY
>99.9% accurate

Price from £295

Non- invasive prenatal testing or NIPT is available at Leeds, Manchester, Hull, London, Halifax and Liverpool from 10+ weeks gestation through into the second trimester.

Call to book
0845 272 9999

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What is NIPT or non-invasive prenatal testing?

A simple and safe chromosomal screening test. Along with an ultrasound scan, NIPT requires only a 10ml or 20ml sample of maternal venous blood taken from a pregnant woman between 10 and 24 weeks. This sample contains your unborn baby’s DNA known as ‘cell free DNA’ (“cfDNA”). NIPT using either NIFTY™ or Harmony™ analyses cfDNA to tell if your baby is affected by a chromosomal abnormality including Down’s, Edwards’ or Patau syndrome. The NIPT test can, if requested, identify the gender of your baby. The NIPT screen is risk free to both mother and baby and has a far greater accuracy than standard combined screening tests.

NIPT Advantages:

  • Highly Accurate: Adopts next-generation sequencing technology, with a detection rate of over 99.9%.
  • Non-invasive: Only a simple 10ml or 20 ml maternal venous blood sample is required.
  • Risk free: Carries no risk of miscarriage.
  • Early-test: Performed from 10 weeks in pregnancy for early detection and better clinical decisions.

NIPT process:

An ultrasound scan confirms pregnancy and then a simple blood sample is taken on the same day. Your NIPT sample is sent to your chosen test specialist laboratory where the fetal cfDNA is analysed.

There are three options available:

  • NIFTY™: for a result in 10 days*.
  • NIFTY™ PLUS: for detecting micro deletions: for a result in 10 days*.
  • NIFTY™ BENEFIT: for a result in 14 days*.
  • Harmony™: for a result in 14 days*.

*Working days not calendar days

Nifty can be used in twin pregnancys.

Should your screen return a high risk result it is advised that the result is confirmed via amniocentesis or chorionic villus biopsy.

The blood sample is dependent on the amount of cfDNA circulating within it, sometimes there is not enough. In these cases the result can be delayed as further analysis is needed and in some cases another blood sample would be required.

Antenatal Classes

March 2014
4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

May 2014
6th, 13th, 29th, and 27th

Overview of Course Contents

Week 1:
Your pregnancy to date.
Where to have your baby
The late stages of pregnancy
Preparing for labour
Writing your birth plan
Pregnancy exercises

Week 2:
Stages of Labour
Coping techniques for labour

Week 3:
Pain relief options
Coping with complications

Week 4:
Feeding your baby
The first few days.

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Bonus Features

Growth and well-being scan worth £120
Photography voucher for Mini Miracles Baby Plan worth £95 (in association with Arts Photography)
One month post natal follow-up class

Call to discuss with our midwife or
book your place now: 0845 272 9999
Couples £180
Individuals £100

To help clients identify their needs easily we have divided our service offering into 4 key areas; baby, fertility, body and dna genetics. Many of the services have overlapping areas and our advisors will be happy to discuss your requirements.

this is my: baby

provides medically supported private pregnancy ultrasound scans and consultations from 6 – 42 weeks including early reassurance scans, pregnancy dating scans, reassurance viability scans, gender scans, anomaly scans, well-being scans, fetal echo cardiogram scans for congenital heart defects (CHD) and 4D baby scans from our dedicated centres in Leeds, Manchester, Hull and London.

We also offer a specialist chromosomal screening service from 10 weeks of your pregnancy using the latest cutting edge screening technology; non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) via either NIFTY™ or Harmony™ . A simple blood sample taken from the expectant mothers arm carries no miscarriage risk to a healthy baby but screens for conditions such as Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau syndrome. The option to check for the sex of your offspring is also available as part of this screen.

We continue to offer traditional first trimester 12 weeks Nuchal Screening and Addmark® testing plus our second trimester Genmark™ screen so patients can choose the option which best suits their needs.

All our screening tests have optimum detection rates which exceed the NHS offering and in the first trimester we can also include pre-eclampsia screening.

this is my: fertility

this is my fertility offers a fertility monitoring service for couples going abroad for IVF treatment who require local UK support for endometrial scans and follicle tracking scans plus any supporting blood tests.

this is my: body

provides a wide range of general body diagnostic ultrasound imaging services including abdominal scans, renal scans, aortic screening, pelvic scans, testicular scans and dedicated musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging.

this is my: dna genetics

provides peace of mind screening for a whole range of inherited genetic conditions including Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Fragile X Syndrome. We also have a specific Jewish carrier screening test, Alef8, which screens 8 common conditions which are prevalent to the Ashkenazi Jewish population including Tay Sachs, Blooms Syndrome and Anemia Fanconi.

this is my: continually strives for clinical excellence and employs a specialist team of consultants, sonographers, counsellors, midwives, physiotherapists, researchers and support staff so that it can deliver proven medical breakthroughs and advanced practices as quickly as possible for the benefit of all.

Affordable pricing, extended opening hours and availability of same day appointments makes it accessible to all.
Our expertise is your reassurance.