Gender Scan

Gender Scan

Performed between 16 – 22 weeks
A gender scan, also known as a sexing scan, can be performed between 16 weeks and 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Gender Scan

A gender scan, also known as a sexing scan, can be performed between 16 weeks and 22 weeks of pregnancy.

  • Tell you the gender of your baby
  • Have a sneak peek of your baby in 4D
  • Listen to baby’s heartbeat
  • Basic well-being scan to check baby’s health and development
  • Well-being report will be emailed to you
  • We cater for those who are having a gender reveal and wish to keep the gender of the baby a secret in the scan room
  • Your scan movie clips and all digital images will be sent to you electronically
  • Includes 2 black and white thermal paper prints
  • Extra colour photo prints available

Please note that the basic well-being scan, as part of this service, to check baby’s health & development does not include growth measurements or an estimate of baby’s weight. Growth measurements can be added as an optional extra to your scan for £20.

16 weeks is the earliest that the gender can reliably be seen on a gender ultrasound scan and gives expectant parents the opportunity to find out the gender 4 weeks earlier than they normally would at the 20 week NHS scan.

We know how exciting finding out the gender of your baby is and we understand that you would want to share that experience with family and friends so we have a large scan room with plenty of seating and multiple large screens as well as a projector so everyone including the mum to be has a great view of the scan.

It’s no problem if you want to keep the gender a secret, we will print a picture of the boy or girl parts, write on the picture whether it’s a girl or boy, and we will put that in an envelope for you to take home.

If you are interested in knowing the gender earlier than 16 weeks we do offer the SneakPeek Gender Blood Test which can identify the gender of your baby as early as 7 weeks. The SneakPeek Test is a pregnancy blood test and not a pregnancy ultrasound scan. You can find out more at SneakPeek Gender Blood Test.

We also have a range of gender reveal accessories to choose from balloons, cannons, footballs, scratch cards and gender reveal party decorations.

Gender Scan

During your gender scan, also known as a sexing scan, the sonographer will show you your baby, pointing out the heart, head, legs and arms. You will be able to listen to your baby’s heartbeat and for an extra fee you can choose to have the the heartbeat recorded and put into a heartbeat bear for you take home. The sonographer will check the well being of your baby and point out the vital organs and show you where your baby is lying within the womb. The sonographer will show you your baby’s gender, they will point out the boy or girl bits. We will also have a quick look at what you baby looks like in 4D at this stage.

After your gender scan the sonographer will choose the two best pictures and print them on black and white thermal paper for you to take home.

If you want extra pictures we can print colour photo prints for an extra fee, you can look through your gender scan images and choose extra pictures you would like us to print. Later that same day we will email to you all your scan pictures, video clips and report.

At Babyvue we perform gender scans any time from 16 weeks to 22 weeks. 16 week is the earliest that the gender can reliably be seen on ultrasound scans. 16 week is also a good time to have a scan as it falls right in between the 12 week and 20 week NHS scans. It is nice to have a scan to have a bit of reassurance that all is going well while you are in between NHS scans and before you can feel the baby moving.

Gender Scan at Babyvue Orpington

Gender Scan FAQs

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Happy Baby Bumps

Babyvue is here to make sure you and baby are happy and healthy. To make sure you feel welcomed, reassured, and in safe hands throughout your pregnancy and fertility journey. Here’s what our customers have said about their experience at our Orpington baby scan clinic on Google Reviews.

Based on 400+ reviews
  • Baby Scan

    We had such a great experience at BabyVue in Orpington. As others have mentioned, Elena is lovely and really went above and beyond to make sure we got some great... Charlotte, Verified Review

    Early Pregnancy Scan

    Fantastic early scan, I was nervous even though it’s our second pregnancy and there was no messing about! Within about 20 seconds of having the ultrasound on... JKW, Verified Review
  • Ultrasound Scan

    The staff were all amazing, very helpful and reassuring. It was lovely to see our little baby moving around and the lady that did our scan was great in... Sam, Verified Review

    Gender Reveal

    We came back to BabyVue today for a second visit, first was at 11 weeks and this time for an early gender reveal. Another great experience. Very ... Lisa, Verified Review
  • 4D Baby Scan

    The most amazing experience, very calm and relaxing. We had the 4D scan and Janene was so patient when the baby was hiding away and finally got the most ... Vicky, Verified Review

    Gender Scan

    Brilliant experience. Very welcoming, kind, friendly receptionist. Extremely talented sonographer. Exceptional level of knowledge and experience... Roberta, Verified Review
  • Early Baby Scan

    Excellent experience both times I have visited BabyVue. My first impression of the clinic was the friendly and professional approach of the staff who greeted me ... Kathryn, Verified Review

    Private Ultrasound Scan

    I had a great experience at BabyVue. The staff were professional and friendly. The scans were very clear and the price was very reasonable. I would definitely... Danielle, Verified Review