Reassurance and Gender scans
Why have a reassurance scan?
The wait between your dating and anomaly scan can seem so long! From 16 weeks you (for the most part) feel entirely normal again, don’t necessarily feel pregnant and to the outside world you don’t look pregnant – so what is going on in there…… Or if you just cannot wait to find out the gender then we can help with that too if the gender is obvious during our assessment.
What we do…
We measure the head, tummy and thigh to get an estimated weight and see how well your baby is growing in relation to your due date. Have a general assessment of your baby, check the movements, placenta and fluid (if the gender is obvious during the scan we will tell you).
(CURRENTLY SUSPENDED until the 2nd of December and then normal service resumes – the purpose of the scan at this point is for reassurance, if we can see the gender whilst scanning we will let you know – We can determine your baby’s gender with very high accuracy, we take our time and look in a number of different views to clearly see little girl’s bits or little boy’s, it’s that simple! If your baby is being decidedly shy (or awkward) or we are not convinced ourselves then we will re-book you free of charge – we want to be certain!)
If you don’t want to know the gender we can keep that secret as well that’s no problem at all.
We also have a glimpse at your little one in 4D and take pictures for you both in 2D and 3D (we don’t have a maximum number of pictures we take, depends on how well your little one poses!). Sometimes your baby may be in a position where we cannot clearly see it’s face in 3D/4D and we won’t be able to take pictures – but we will always try!)
After the scan…
We will discuss everything that we have seen throughout the scan and complete a report with our findings, along with the pictures we have taken throughout the scan.
If we find anything of concern during the scan we discuss this with you giving you plenty of time to ask questions. We create a report and contact your local maternity hospital to arrange follow up for you.
Hmmmm boy or girl????