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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.