Available to women from 16 years of age.
Private ultrasound presentation scan. We recommend that you show your scan results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. Your choice of a free rescan is included if your baby’s position is not favourable on the day for the primary purpose of this scan.
All scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic obstetric scanning experience.
Verification of fetal presentation and placental site from 37 weeks to term, measurements of the baby estimating the fetal weight (EFW). Demonstration of placental site and, if there is a concern regarding Vasa Praevia, a colour doppler scan can be performed internally.
Please note we cannot offer the Vasa Praevia screening in Belfast due to local guideline restrictions.
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.
Using ultrasound, a presentation scan will tell you which end of the baby is ‘presenting’ or coming first. The vast majority of babies are head-first.
About 3% will be bottom down at the end of a pregnancy. Most breech babies will be found at an antenatal appointment with your Midwife, who will then offer to refer you as per your hospital guidelines.
Occasionally, it’s not until labour starts that a bottom is found, but this is extremely rare. Knowing in advance will help you decide what your options are and what sort of birth to plan.
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.