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 2D growth scan including your baby's estimated weight at the time of the scan and umbilical cord Doppler assessment of the placental circulation.
Assessing placental blood flow plays an important role in screening for impaired placentation and the associated complications of pre-eclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and perinatal death. We recommend that you present your growth scan results to your usual health care 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 growth and estimated fetal weight using ultrasound between 24 – 36 weeks gestation.
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.
To confirm that your baby is growing as expected, a growth scan (sometimes called a wellbeing scan) is often suggested. It will also give you an estimated fetal weight at the time of the scan.
Bear in mind that it is only an estimation and can vary by as much as 25%.
Your baby’s growth will be monitored by your Midwife at your antenatal appointments and, if there are any concerns, s/he will discuss this with you.
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