Due to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions you can only bring one adult with you to your scan. Please note no children are currently allowed in the clinic.
No, unfortunately we do not have wheelchair access.
Please arrive just 5 mins before your appointment time to fill in registration forms if necessary.
Yes, please bring your notes with you so we have all your information at hand if needed.
A 4D scan is a 3D scan in real time. The forth dimension is time!
We recommend having a 4D scan at 28 weeks gestation. At this stage baby still has room to move and still has lots of amniotic fluid which we need to get good 4D images.
There is free street parking outside.
Yes, we will not look at the gender of the baby if you don’t want to know!
Yes, your partner can come along with you to your scan.
If you are having a gender scan or an early scan, then yes, you need to drink water then hold your bladder so you have a full bladder for the scan. For all other scans, you don’t!
However, you should try to be well hydrated, drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your scan to ensure baby has lots of amniotic fluid which helps us get good images.
If we find anything concerning, we will inform you and refer you to your local NHS to receive further medical advice and treatment.
An internal scan is also called a trans-vaginal scan, it involves inserting an ultrasound transducer into the vagina. Internal scans generally give clearer images and are needed when things are too small to be seen by scanning over the belly. Internal scans are not painful and are not harmful to the baby or you.
Pelvic scan – Yes, if you are having a pelvic scan then we will offer an internal scan as this is more accurate.
Early / dating scan – Possibly, if you are having an early scan then we often offer an internal scan if necessary. If you are less than 10 weeks then there is a high change we will offer an internal scan.
Gender , Quick peek and 4D scans – No, at this stage the baby is clearly seen by scanning over the belly and internal scans are no longer more accurate.
Yes, unfortunately, the scan will take twice as long with twins, so our price is in accordance with this. We charge £30 per additional baby. However, if you are having an early scan there is no extra charge as this will not need a longer appointment time and you probably won’t know you are having twins until you have the scan.
Yes, but you must have a parent or guardian with you.
We listen to the baby’s heart beat in all scans except early scans. Listening to the baby’s heart beat uses a slightly higher power ultrasound setting so we err on the side of caution and do not utilise this setting until the baby’s over 16 weeks. We will however always check that the baby’s heart is beating, we can do this by observing the heart moving. The sonographer will point out the baby’s heart moving in all scans including early scans.
Yes you can reschedule your appointment, however this must be done at least 48 hours before your appointment time. To reschedule your appointment use the ‘Change/Cancel Appointment’ button on your confirmation email.