4D Bonding Scan

From £119.00

(Inclusive of all fees)

Available to women from 16 years of age.

Babybond® 4D bonding scans are the original and most popular in the UK. We've successfully performed hundreds of thousands since 2003. Many new parents seek reassurance that their baby's growth is checked by a healthcare professional during a 4D scan, its why our longer appointment 4D bonding scans include a growth report and estimated fetal weight as well as beautiful 4D ultrasound images. We include showing you the sex of your baby too, but if you don't want to know, we can keep things hidden.

4D bonding scan exmaple
Below are our 3 popular options for recording media bundles and prices, you can still choose to add more or swap individual items during your appointment, see the 4D Scan Media Extras further down the page.

All scans performed by a qualified Sonographer with obstetric ultrasound scanning experience.

Babybond 4D Bonding Scan Option III

£119.00

Primary purpose of the scan:

Babybond wellbeing check of fetal heartbeat and movement, bonding, reassurance and fetal growth report, ideally between 24 – 32 weeks gestation (20 – 26 weeks for multiple pregnancy). A great option for sharing still images online and in print from your 4D scan, includes:

  • 30 minute extended diagnostic appointment
  • Babybond wellbeing checklist
  • Growth report with fetal weight estimation
  • Complimentary sexing of your baby if requested
  • 2D and 3D b/w prints taken throughout your scan in sleeve
  • Babybond 1GB blue USB memory-stick of 3D still images (jpeg format)
  • 1 x colour gloss 3D scan print with your choice of white, blue or pink Babybond bag, to take home

Babybond 4D Bonding Scan Option II

£139.00

Primary purpose of the scan:

Babybond wellbeing check of fetal heartbeat and movement, bonding, reassurance and fetal growth report, ideally between 24 – 32 weeks gestation (20 – 26 weeks for multiple pregnancy). The ideal option for sharing your 4D scan around the TV at home with family and friends, includes:

  • 30 minute extended diagnostic appointment
  • Babybond wellbeing checklist
  • Growth report with fetal weight estimation
  • Complimentary sexing of your baby if requested
  • 2D and 3D b/w prints taken throughout your scan in sleeve
  • 2 x colour gloss 3D scan prints in sleeve
  • DVD recording of scan in sleeve with your choice of white, blue or pink Babybond bag, to take home

    Babybond 4D Bonding Scan Option I

    £159.00

    Primary purpose of the scan:

    Babybond wellbeing check of fetal heartbeat and movement, bonding, reassurance and fetal growth report, ideally between 24 – 32 weeks gestation (20 – 26 weeks for multiple pregnancy). The best option to share movie clips and still images from your 4D scan online and on your smart TV, includes:

    • 30 minute extended diagnostic appointment
    • Babybond wellbeing checklist
    • Growth report with fetal weight estimation
    • Complimentary sexing of your baby if requested
    • 2D and 3D b/w prints taken throughout your scan in sleeve
    • 4 x colour gloss 3D scan prints in sleeve
    • 2 x 3D scan colour image keyrings (images used may be the same as in sleeved colour prints)
    • Babybond 4GB magenta USB memory-stick of 4D mini-clips (AVI format) and 3D still images (jpeg format) with your choice of white, blue or pink Babybond bag, to take home

    4D Scan Media Extras

    Don't see all the 4D scan media you want in your chosen option or might change your mind after you book? You can add / swap / upgrade media in your 4D scan option with any of these extras on the day:

    • Babybond® 4GB magenta USB memory-stick of 4D mini-clips (AVI format) and 3D still images (jpeg format) - £30.00
    • Babybond®1GB blue USB memory-stick of 3D still images (jpeg format) - £15.00
    • DVD recording of 4D scan in sleeve - £30.00
    • CD-ROM of 3D colour images (jpeg format) - £10.00
    • 3D scan colour image keyrings - £5.00
    • 3D scan colour image gloss prints in sleeve - £5.00

    Please note, the 4GB magenta USB memory-stick and DVD cannot usually be combined in the same appointment due to DVD finalizing times - check with your local clinic when booking.
    USB sticks and keyring example
    CD/DVD and colour print example

    Rescan policy

    The quality of your 4d scan is dependant on your baby's position. Whilst obtaining the best results on the day, we may stop scanning and ask you to take a short gentle walk in the local area. If, in our healthcare professional’s opinion, we’re not able to complete the primary purpose of your scan because your baby's position is still not favourable, we may offer you the option of a free rescan appointment. If this is not possible due to your gestation, other options will be discussed with you.

    Note: DVD recording length and number of mini-clips, appointment times and actual scanning time

    The length of our DVD recording times and the number of mini-clips recorded are determined by your baby’s position on the day and our compliance with professional safety guidelines. We therefore operate the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle i.e. we use the minimum ultrasound scanning exposure time and system settings to fulfill the primary purpose of the scan and always endeavor to provide you with a satisfying and varied amount of recordings on the day. Appointment times include acknowledging informed consent to the scan, the appropriate pre and post scan advice being given to you where necessary as well as the actual scanning time on the couch.

    Not sure if 4D scans are for you? See our 4DFREEVIEW™ option here ...

    Pre-scan preparation

    Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.

    A full bladder is not normally required for this scan.

    Guest Policy

    Most clinics can comfortably accommodate 4 guests including children for our Extended Appointment Scans. If you would like to bring more, please contact your chosen clinic when booking to check how many we can accommodate.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    4d scan appointment length
    Why choose to have a 30 minute 4D bonding scan appointment?
    Our extended diagnostic 4D bonding scan appointments are about creating beautiful 4D scan images and video recordings of your baby with a range of storage media for you to choose from. At the same time, you get the reassurance of a growth measurement report with estimation of your baby's weight performed by an experienced health care professional; bonding and growth reassurance in one convenient appointment. All of these features are included in the primary purpose of the scan, which means if your baby's position is not favourable for any of them on the day, you'll have the option of a free rescan.

    Your baby's position, gestational age and maternal BMI are just some of the key factors for obtaining aesthetically pleasing 4D imaging during your scan. Compared to our shorter, more affordable simply4D 15 minute appointment, this 30 minute 4D scan makes time for video or movie clip recordings and to book as early as 24 or as late as 32 weeks. On a few occasions at these earlier and later gestations, your baby's size and position may mean 4D imaging takes a little longer for aesthetically pleasing results.
    Are 4D baby scans considered safe?

    The HPA published a report in February 2010 and considers that parents-to-be should be aware of "uncertainties regarding ultrasound imaging....." when thinking about 4D scans. You can see the article here.

    All of our 4D scans are professional guideline compliant as reported in our news item from January 2013.

    What is the difference between diagnostic and non-diagnostic scans?

    Any pregnancy scans referred to as "non-diagnostic" should be avoided.

    It implies that the (diagnostic) ultrasound equipment is not being used in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines, that the person operating it may not be a health care professional or following their duty of care requirements (i.e. ignoring any incidental findings), may not be professionally insured and are ignoring the fundamental safety guideline set out by the DoH in the UK.

    All of our pregnancy scans include a minimum of a well-being check, are carried out by health care professionals who will act upon their duty of care with incidental findings and who can write clinical reports.

    Our ultrasound systems are sourced through official channels and are set-up and operated to the manufacturer's guidelines.

    What if my scan shows something is wrong or I need help after my appointment?

    Very rarely, there may be a problem that is totally unexpected and we are the bearers of bad news.

    Never easy to hear, we will ensure you have the time, support and a plan of care arranged. We will continue our course of support for as long as you need us.

    If you become concerned about any aspect of your scan, the images and recordings you have taken home or you wish to make a complaint, you can contact the clinic where you had your scan and our staff will discuss any concerns that you may have.

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    simply4D Scan

    £59.00

    We also offer a more affordable 4D scan from 25-28 weeks

    Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for doing my scan on my 30th birthday. Me and my family enjoyed the whole experience .. thanks for the kindness and professionalism.
    Sarahjane and Family, Southampton