As part of our strategy to help fight the spread of COVID-19, appointments for this scan are limited. For more information please see our COVID-19 Information page.
Available to women from 16 years of age.
Private ultrasound dating scan (sometimes called 12 week scan or booking scan). We recommend that you present your dating scan results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. Your choice of a free rescan may be appropriate if we are unable to perform the primary purpose of this scan.
All scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic obstetric scanning experience.
Determination of fetal gestation, dating of pregnancy, single or multiple pregnancy confirmation using ultrasound between 12 – 16 weeks gestation, no sexing. May involve transvaginal/internal scanning.
Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.
Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approx 1 hour before appointment time.
Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
A dating scan (sometimes called a booking scan) will tell you how many weeks pregnant you are and if you are having one or more babies.
Like an early pregnancy scan, it will also tell you if your pregnancy is ongoing or not.
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.
In the event of unexpected findings: we will offer clear advice on the next steps available to you and will offer to contact the local hospital on your behalf.
Should you receive bad news in your scan you are welcome to take time in private in our clinics to process the news and gather your thoughts before leaving: we never want you to feel rushed.
We use the latest and safest technology to transfer your images to your device so you can share them with loved ones as soon as you leave the clinic
We also offer a more affordable Dating scan from 8 weeks