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Important Information regarding COVID-19 - Please read X

We wanted to update you about our plans to continue to support you during this very difficult and unsure time. We are only taking bookings up to 2 weeks ahead due to the uncertainty of this pandemic. WE ARE ALSO ONLY PERFORMING SCANS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL AT THIS TIME.

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.  We have suspended any 4D scans to allow us to focus more capacity for urgent scan appointments whilst the NHS is under unprecedented pressure.

In keeping with guidance only two people 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.

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 the coronavirus 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.

If you wish to cancel your appointment we also completely understand but please get in touch and we can go from there.

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

36 to 40 weeks

Presentation scan

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”

Hayley

Presentation scan 36-40 weeks £89

25 minute appointment £89
20 minute scan time
Position of the baby and placenta
Growth measurements
General assessment
Black and white 2D pictures where possible
Detailed scan report and findings discussed

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