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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

24 to 39+6 weeks

Growth Scan

Why have a growth scan?

Sometimes the wait from seeing your baby at the half way stage at the 20 week scan to it being in your arms can be a long time! This scan does not need a referral from a healthcare professional so can be performed whenever you feel the need for additional reassurance of how well your baby is growing and what it is up to in there.

If a concern has been raised about reduced fetal movements, slow fundal growth height, or even increased fundal growth height we can give that visual reassurance that your baby is doing beautifully at a timescale that suits you.
What we do..

We have a good look at your little one and discuss everything as we move around your baby. 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 assess the placenta and also the position of your baby to the placenta, so if reduced movements are a concern, we can show you where you will expect to feel your baby move. The fluid is assessed either visually or measured to ensure it is within the normal range.

We also see what your baby is up to in there and check its general behaviour – pictures are taken where possible (dependant on position and gestation) and if we can we will also have a look in 4D.

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 create a report with our findings for you to take away.

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.

25 weeks old

36 weeks, chubby cheeks in 4D

“I cannot recommend Lindsay enough!! I've seen Lindsay a few times after a really difficult time to make sure things were getting back to normal and she's always been so lovely and helpful. She's always on hand to answer any questions I have and I cannot thank her enough xx”

Leanne

Growth scan 24-39+6 weeks £89

25 minute appointment £89
20 minutes scanning time
Growth measurements
Position of baby and placenta
General assessment
Scan report with discussion of all findings
Black and white 2D and 3D pictures (where possible)

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