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Important Information regarding COVID-19 - Please read X

Updated 26/06/2020

We wanted to update you about our plans to continue to support you during this very difficult and unsure time. We are now taking bookings 3 weeks ahead due to the uncertainty of this pandemic.  We have a link at the bottom of the page to the RCOG who give guidance for pregnancy and Covid-19 for your information – with the current changes to lock-down we are constantly reviewing our scanning policy. The RCOG guidelines do suggest that there is a slightly increased risk for pregnant women in the third trimester (28 weeks onwards) which we take very seriously – we are however beginning to reinstate 4D growth scans to our list of scans we offer from the 4th of July.

We are classed as medical and diagnostic therefore able to provide you and your family with essential antenatal and women’s health ultrasound scans during your pregnancy.  Please

In keeping with guidance about social distancing, only you and one other can attend the scan at any one time, we are asking for everyone to attend on time and not early for their scan to reduce time waiting in the reception area. We are asking you where possible to leave children at home – please discuss this with us prior to your appointment.

FROM THE 15TH OF JUNE ALL OF OUR TEAM WILL BE WEARING FACE MASKS AS PER THE CHANGES IMPLEMENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THESE CHANGES ALSO REQUIRE THAT YOU AND ANYONE ACCOMPANYING YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH US. WE ASK THAT YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN FACE COVERINGS (we hold a very limited number of face masks for emergency use only).

On arrival please use the hand sanitiser or bathroom to wash your hands.

At the end of each scan you will not need to wait around and can leave directly from the scanning room which again reduces time with anyone else waiting in reception. The scanning room is then cleaned before the next patient arrives. Our staff are maintaining a stringent hand washing policy to reduce the risk of transmission.

The overwhelming need to keep your families and ours safe will mean that if you or anyone within your home is displaying any signs of Covid-19 or in self isolation please stay away and we will see you after the 14 day isolation period.

We completely understand the worry at this point, pregnancy can be a time of anxiety as it is without this additional concern  – we have attached a link to a valuable source of information which will hopefully be able to answer any concerns you have – we are also here if you have any questions.

In short we are talking every measure to keep you, your family and our families safe at this time.

Keep well and you know where we are if you need anything.

Kindest regards,

The Scanning Room Team xx

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

This link is from the BBC about antenatal appointments;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51925455

26 to 32 weeks

4D Growth Scan – not currently offered.

Why have a 4D growth scan?

An amazing opportunity to see what your little one gets up to in the womb! This unique bonding experience allows you to see your baby smile, yawn and even see if it has little fat cheeks!

As with all our scans ensuring your baby’s wellbeing is our priority and we always talk you through everything that we see.

The best time to perform a 4D scan is between 26-32 weeks gestation due to the size of your baby and the amount of amniotic fluid present.

After 32 weeks the amniotic fluid naturally starts to reduce which can affect the images we get of your baby due to its position and often unwillingness to move! If you are outside of the suggested range, we will try our hardest to achieve the best possible images but this is not always possible.

What we do..

With our 4D growth scans we take both 2D and 3D pictures which are saved onto a memory stick, black and white pictures for you to take away, we also take measurements to ensure you baby is growing well. We spend time looking around your baby and seeing what it is up to. If you would like the gender to remain a secret that is no problem at all, if you do already know we can always double check for you!

For the growth assessment we measure the head, tummy and thigh to get an estimated weight and compare this in relation to the due date which will demonstrate where your baby is within the growth range. We also assess the placental position and amniotic fluid.

uring the scan the ideal position for your baby is to be laying on its back, from previous scans I am sure you have experienced a naughty baby that doesn’t want to help. If this happens we will try a variety of things to get your baby moving. If despite our best efforts your little bean is far too comfortable and won’t move we will book a further scan free of charge.

As with all our scans you are given the opportunity to ask questions throughout the scan.

After the scan..

We will discuss everything that we have seen throughout the scan and complete a report with our findings along with your memory stick and pictures we have taken throughout the scan.

We don’t have a maximum number of pictures we take, all dependant on how helpful your little one is.

If any problems are found, these will be discussed with you and where possible/known the implications will also be discussed. A referral will be made for you to your local midwife, GP or local hospital/antenatal clinic and appropriate follow up will be arranged.

Too embarrassed!

Chubby cheeks

“Highly recommend Lindsay. I went for reassurance scans at 13 weeks and 18 weeks due to some issue in early pregnancy. It was a very friendly but also very informative service where I was shown and talked through different things that they may not have time to discuss in your normal hospital scans. I would definitely recommend Lindsay to anyone wanting to have extra scans.”

Kirsty

4D Growth scan 26-32 weeks (optimal time 27-29 weeks) £99

25 minute appointment £99
20 minute scanning time
Growth measurements
General assessment
Memory stick of 2D and 3D pictures
Detailed scan report
Black and white 2D and 3D picture prints (no maximum number)

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