4D Bonding Scan

£99.00

(Inclusive of all fees)

24 to 34 weeks

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, it's why our 4D bonding scans include a growth report and estimated fetal weight as well as beautiful 4D ultrasound imaging. We include showing you the sex of your baby at no extra charge, but if you don't want to know, we can keep things hidden. 

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

4D bonding scan exmaple

Primary purpose of the scan

Production of 4D scan imaging and verification of fetal growth and estimated fetal weight, ideally between 24 – 34 weeks gestation (20 – 26 weeks for multiple pregnancy).

Includes:

  • 20 minute 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® 4GB USB memory-stick of 4D movie clips (AVI format) and 3D still images (jpeg format)
  • 2 x colour gloss 3D scan prints with your choice of white, blue or pink Babybond bag, to take home

DVD recordings, colour 3D keyrings and extra prints

Speak to us on the day before your scan starts if you would prefer a DVD recording instead of the 4GB USB memory-stick of movie clips. We can do this for you and put your 3D still images (jpeg format) onto a 1GB USB memory-stick:

  • DVD recording of 4D scan and 1GB USB memory-stick with 3D still images (jpeg format) - £10.00 supplement

Let us know during your scan if you would like to buy keyrings or more colour prints:

  • 3D scan colour image keyrings - £5.00
  • 3D scan colour image gloss prints in sleeve - £5.00
DVD and 1GB USB stick example
keyrings and colour prints 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: 4D clips and DVD recording length, appointment times and actual scanning time

The number and length of 4D clips on USB memory-sticks and length of our DVD recording times 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.

Guide to number of guests

Most clinics can comfortably accommodate 5 guests including children for this scan. If you would like to bring more, please contact your chosen clinic when booking to check how many we can accommodate.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Book your Babybond® 4D Bonding Scan now

 
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simply4D Scan

£59.00

We also offer a more affordable 4D scan from 25-30 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