Conducted by professionals to peek into your baby’s health
We provide various 2d and 4d ultrasound scans of your baby before birth using the very latest 4d ultrasound scanning equipment and visual aids. We offer early pregnancy scans and 4d ultrasound scans of a baby for reassurance and peace of mind throughout your pregnancy.
We aim to make sure you have due time and attention on the day. We make every effort to make your visit to us an experience rather than a medical appointment. On your visit to us, we will discuss and inform you about the process. After that, all you have to do is lie back and experience the precious memorable 4d ultrasound views of your baby.
We have in-house fully qualified doctors of radiology and sonographers to conduct diagnostic scans relating to male and female conditions.
The use of ultrasound is safe to examine the human body using high-frequency sound waves. It helps to diagnose or monitor conditions of various parts and organs of the body.
Unlike x-rays and other forms of radiation emitting methods, ultrasound does not carry any risks relating to radiation effects.
At ultrasound-care, we follow strict clinical guidelines and protocols in carrying out the scanning procedures. We are registered with and regulated by the care quality commission, strictly complying with all the relevant requirements.
Scans we provide:
- Early pregnancy scan (7-11 weeks)
- Nt/nb scan (11-13 weeks)
- Combined first trimester screening (11-13 weeks)
- Anomaly scan (level ii scan) (18 – 21 weeks)
- Well being scan (25 – 40 weeks)
- Fetal echocardiography (22 -24 weeks)
30 minute appointment
This scan is available to women from the age of 16 years.
The scan is performed to check the:
- Uterus & ovaries
- Lining of the womb
- Fertility prospects
- Assessment of uterus & ovaries before conceiving a baby and/or ivf treatment
- Estimate ovulation date
- Measure endometrial thickness
- Follicle tracking
- Ultrasound probe applied to lower abdomen
- Wear loose clothing
- You may be offered transvaginal (internal) scan with your consent
- Full bladder required. Please drink 3-4 pints of water 1 hour prior to the scan
- A full report will be compiled for your gp to follow up.Top of Form
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Early pregnancy reassurance scan
for your peace of mind, we now offer an ultrasound scan from 6 to 15 weeks of pregnancy. Our early pregnancy reassurance scan is a 5-minute 2d scan to confirm the results of a pregnancy test, gestational age of the baby, an estimated due date of baby and confirm a heartbeat. You will receive three 2d black and white thermal prints as a keepsake. Please note that this scan requires a full bladder. You will need to start drinking fluid 30 to 45 minutes before your appointment time and refrain from using the bathroom within this period.
Growth & presentation scan
22 – 38 weeks
if you are concerned about the normal growth and well-being of the baby in the second half of your pregnancy we offer a 2d growth & presentation baby scan in between the 22-38 weeks period. The growth & presentation scan is a 5-10 minute scan which includes a report stating the estimated fetal weight (efw), confirmation of fetal presentation & placental site, growth measurements and three 2d black and white thermal prints and a cd. The gender can be determined included in the package with our compliments.
A diagnostic scan to check for any major physical abnormalities or anomalies in the baby. This scan is best performed around 18-21 weeks of the pregnancy.
The scan looks in detail at the baby’s bones, heart, brain, spinal cord, face, kidneys and abdomen, with a view to investigate the:
- Position of placenta
- Development of foetus
- Anatomical structures
- Measurements at the expected gestational age
- Cardiac abnormalities
- Presence of cleft lip
- Presence of open spina bifida
In the event of any concerning results found by the sonographer, you will be advised to contact your gp or the midwife immediately.
Please note that the aim of this scan is to ascertain any anomaly in the baby at the time of the scan, and we try our utmost to do that. However, with the best of intentions there is always a chance that certain anomalies are not visible clearly and may not be identified at this stage. This is considered a normal factor in the industry including the nhs. Peek-a-baby/ultrasound-direct does not take any responsibility for any anomalies appearing or becoming evident at a later stage.