Scannning Room

Important Information regarding COVID-19 - Please read X

Updated 31/10/2020

We wanted to update you about our plans to continue to support you during this very difficult and unsure time.  We have a link at the bottom of the page to the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) who give regularly updated guidance for Covid-19 and pregnancy. The RCOG guidelines suggest that pregnant women are in a slightly increased risk group for Covid-19 and this risk also slightly increases again in the third trimester (28 weeks onwards) which we take very seriously.

With the latest lockdown the Government is introducing from Thursday 5th of November for 4 weeks we have no choice but to suspended our non essential scans which are Gender scans and 4D scans. We are classed as medical and diagnostic, therefore able to continue providing you and your family with essential antenatal scans during your pregnancy and also women’s health ultrasound scans.

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 also asking that no children attend the scan to ensure that we remain as Covid secure as possible.  Facemasks must be worn throughout the appointment in the clinic unless you are exempt.

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

16 to 24 weeks

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.

16 weeks

Hmmmm boy or girl????

Reassurance scans 16-24 weeks £75

20 minute appointment
15 minute scan time
Growth measurements
Anatomy check
Wellbeing report
Gender if you would like to know!
Pictures in 2D/3D
Fully qualified sonographers