Why have a presentation scan?
At times trying to clearly identify which way round your baby is can be difficult! You think it is one way, your midwife thinks it’s another but no one is quite convinced – we can help and see for certain whether your baby is head down (cephalic) or bottom down (breech). 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 which way around it is.
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. The fluid is assessed either visually or measured to ensure it is within the normal range. We will of course check the position of your baby for that final reassurance.
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 your baby is not in the cephalic position we will advise you to contact your midwife for follow up.
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.
Head or bottom first?
“Lyndsey done quite a few scans when I was pregnant with my little girl.. She was amazing we also found out she had bilateral talipes and when Lyndsey noticed her feet she was amazing and explained things a lot better than the hospital did. I now wouldn't go anywhere else if I ever have any more children ! Xx”