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Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a scan at The Baby Suite and NHS scans

The primary objective of your NHS scan is to check for abnormalities therefore confirming 

fetal gender and 3D imaging is not a standard feature in NHS scans.   The Baby Suite offers a more personable service that you can share with others. You can book a scan at any time throughout your pregnancy as this is a serlf referral service

Do I need to attend hospital scans?

You must still attend your hospital scans

I have had some bleeding in this pregnancy, can I still come for a scan?

Yes, you can still attend for scan if you are bleeding

What happens if you detect an abnormality?

At The Baby Suite we do not diagnose abnormalities,  however should an abnormality be detected whilst performing our well-being checks we will refer you back to your GP/Midwife for further review and diagnosis.

What is the difference between 3D and 4D scans?

3D is a still image whilst 4D is a moving image therefore you see the baby moving in real time.

What is the best time to come for a 3D scan?

3D scans are amazing at all times but between 28-32 weeks seems to produce the best images

I would like to check the gender of my baby, is this 100% accurate?

Ultrasound alone can never give 100% accuracy but our success rates are 99%

How many visitors can I have?

The room can accommodate up to 8 people

Do I need to have a full bladder?

For early reassurance scans below 8 weeks an empty bladder will be required. All scans above 8 weeks will require a full bladder

How do I pay?

Payment can be made online under 'Book online' and balances paid on the day of your scan

Is there parking?

There is parking outside between 10.00 - 16.00 for 30 minutes or pay and display parking on adjacent roads Dacre Park and Old Road for up to 2 hours at all times

How do I get there?

Transport links

Lewisham DLR/ British Rail

Buses 122/178/321/261

Parking - 30 minutes free between 10.00 - 16.00

Pay & Display surrounding roads

How long will the scan last?

On average the scan will last between 5 and 10 minutes. 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.

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