3D and 4D Ultrasound scans - ideally between 25 and 32 weeks. - 3D scan £95; 3D scan, multiple preganancy £110; 4D scan £150; 4D scan, multiple preganancy £180;
Having the 3D and 4D Ultrasound scan after 24 weeks, baby will be starting to get ‘chubby cheeks’. After 30 weeks there is less room for baby to move and so it can be difficult to get nice images.
3D and 4D baby scanning provides amazing three dimensional pictures of your baby on the screen. Your baby can even sometimes be seen moving, yawning, sucking its thumb and even smiling. A truly magical experience!
For a 3D or 4D baby scan appointment we allow approximately 30 -45 minutes (although the scan time may be will be much less) which gives you time to relax, enjoy the experience, ask questions and share this exciting time with friends or relatives. It also allows time for you to go for a walk to try and persuade your baby to move around if we are getting good pictures of your baby. The quality of the pictures is wholly dependent on us being able to see your baby!
You will receive a CD of your images (both 3D and 4D appointments) which you can then use to reproduce the pictures on your own computer at home. If you choose to have a 4D we will record the best bits of the scan onto DVD. We will also give you some traditional ultrasound scan pictures.
We DO NOT supply additional copies of the discs so there are NO restrictions on the CD or DVD and you are free to make as many copies at home as you like.
For the best images of your baby we recommend that you arrange an appointment for between 26 weeks and 29 weeks. If you choose a 4D scan and the baby is not in a great position, you will be offered a repeat scan at no extra cost – this free rescan is not included if you book a 3D scan.
We consider all our baby scans to be diagnostic and never scan just for entertainment. The health of you and your baby is our primary concern, so our sonographers will be checking that your baby is developing normally and that there are no obvious or potential problems with the pregnancy. You will be given a progress report of our findings to take away. Most pregnancies develop normally but if we do find a potential problem, we will discuss this with and decide the best management. Usually, this will simply be that you contact your midwife to discuss our findings but on occasions, we may advise that you attend hospital. Not all abnormalities can be seen on all ultrasound scans so even if a problem has been found earlier in the pregnancy, we cannot guarantee to see it.
What do we look at?
This will depend on how many weeks pregnant you are when you come for the scan but typically may include:
• Baby´s heartbeat
• Measurements of your baby´s head, thigh bone and abdomen –from this we can give you an estimation of your baby’s weight (although we cannot tell you what baby will weigh at birth)
• Check the amount of amniotic fluid around your baby
• Check the position of the placenta
• Your baby´s stomach, bladder and kidneys
• The umbilical cord
• We can also tell you the sex of your baby if you wish
If we find anything of concern you will be informed and a report will be prepared for you to present to your midwife/doctor.
Ultrasound Pregnancy Scans
Early dating scan 7 - 15 weeks
Nuchal Translucency Screening 11 – 13 weeks and 6 days
NIPT Non Invasive Pre-Natal Testing from 10 weeks
Detailed Anatomy Scan 18 – 21 weeks
Simple Reassurance Scan 11-37 weeks (from 17 weeks for sexing)
Growth and Wellbeing Scan 28-37 weeks
3D and 4D Scans 25-32 weeks
Growth, Placenta Location and Presentation Scan 37 – 42 weeks