Growth Scan

£ 90.00 RRP
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24 to 36 weeks
NOTE:

You and your +1 guest (no children currently allowed) are required to wear a mask or face covering when attending appointments at Ultrasound Direct clinics, in line with UK government guidance. If you attend without a suitable face covering single-use masks are available to buy at the time of your appointment, subject to availability.

We are co-operating with the NHS Contact Tracing service, so you may like to download the NHS COVID-19 app before attending your appointment. On arrival you can scan the QR code when entering the clinic. This will help trace and stop COVID-19.

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.

Ultrasound Direct is offering COVID-19 Antibody Tests at clinics across the UK and Northern Ireland to help you establish whether you have had and recovered from COVID-19.

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Pregnancy scan - Example of a Growth scan
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Primary purpose of the scan

Verification of fetal growth and estimated fetal weight using ultrasound between 24 – 36 weeks gestation.

Includes:

  • 20 minute diagnostic appointment
  • Growth measurement and report
  • Placental circulation assessment with Doppler
  • 2D ultrasound b/w prints in sleeve
  • Plus complimentary sexing of your baby if requested*
  • Plus 4DFREEVIEW™ with 3D ultrasound b/w prints in sleeve**
  • Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE delivery of your scan images and report
*Complimentary sexing
If you would like to know the sex of your baby we will give you our professional opinion with this scan free of charge. If your baby’s position is not favorable to do this on the day however, we cannot offer a free rescan for this purpose.

**4DFREEVIEW

This scan includes viewing your baby in live 4D from available views and thermal b/w 3D scan prints at no extra charge. Please note that 4DFREEVIEW is a free option and if your baby’s position is not favorable for aesthetics on the day, we cannot offer a free rescan for this reason.
Pregnancy Scan - Growth scan at 26 weeks with 4DFreeview

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

From 24th July: you and your +1 guest (no children currently allowed) are required to wear a mask or face covering when attending appointments at Ultrasound Direct clinics, in line with UK government guidance. If you attend without a suitable face covering single-use masks are available to buy at the time of your appointment, subject to availability. For more information please see our COVID-19 Information page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose to have a growth 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.

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.

Are your sonographers qualified?
Yes. All our sonographers are fully trained and qualified to perform ultrasound scans and many of them also work in the NHS locally. Scans with Ultrasound Direct will always be performed by a qualified professional whose primary interest is your health. All our sonographers take care to follow the latest safety guidelines and are registered with the HCPC. We’re also registered with the independent regulator the Care Quality Commission to ensure the highest standards possible.
What if I get bad news during my scan?

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.

Are children welcome in the scan room?
During the pandemic we are restricting the number of guests to one partner from the same household or 'support bubble' and unfortunately no children are allowed at this time.

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