3D/4D BONDING ULTRASOUND

  • 24-34 weeks

  • 15 minute appointment

  • Wellbeing check

  • Visualise and hear the baby heart beat

  • 4 glossy photo prints

  • Printed scan report 

  • No GP referral needed

"A perfect opportunity for the family to see the baby's features and movements in real time" 

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Each scan package with The Baby Suite includes a well being check of your baby as the first part of your scan. Please be advised we only scan you for long enough to achieve the purpose of your appointment. Our aim is to protect both baby and mother in accordance with guidelines issued from the NHS and Care Quality Commission.   Please note there is a £30 supplement for twins.

Preparing for your scan

You should attend your appointment with a full bladder.  A full bladder enables us to have a clearer view of the womb. 

What happens during the scan?

 

You will be asked to lie on the examination couch with your abdomen exposed. ​​Ultrasound gel will be applied to your abdomen before the probe is applied

and the image can be seen on the large screens. ​​

What will I see on the 3D Scan?

This 3D scan will show the baby moving in the womb.  A heartbeat should be seen and heard. Limbs, brain, spine, stomach and bladder can all be visualised at this stage.

Tips for best imaging at 3D scan

Having a full bladder will help to push the tissue out of the way of the uterus and will create an acoustic window. Also the bladder fluid helps transmit the sound beam resulting in clearer less fuzzy images.

Barriers to obtaining good quality images include moms body composition, baby's position, placenta position, and an un-full bladder.  You may want to drink some cold fruit juice 10-15 minutes before your appointment to get the baby moving.  It is easier to see a moving baby rather than one that is asleep or in an unfavourable position.