We have suspended bookings for simply4D Scans until further notice.
This is to help provide more capacity for urgent scan appointments whilst the NHS is under unprecedented pressure. We appreciate your understanding and hope to be able to offer this scan again soon.
Our diagnostic ultrasound services are open and caring for people and we continue to provide our services as a trusted alternative to routine NHS Antenatal diagnostic scans.
We are following all the latest government advice during the COVID-19 outbreak, keeping all our teams updated with information on how to stay safe and protect themselves and customers.
Our priority is to protect our customers, colleagues and local communities.
Available to women from 16 years of age.
Babybond® 4D scans are the original and most popular in the UK; we've successfully performed hundreds of thousands since 2003. New parents deserve the confidence that their 4D scan is carried out by a qualified healthcare professional, that's why our simply4D scan includes a Babybond wellbeing check performed by a health care professional. This 4D baby scan is optimised for fast results and includes printed souvenir images and complimentary sexing if you want to know (we'll keep things hidden if you don't). You'll also have the option to buy your images on USB; see simply4D scan media extras below.
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.
Babybond wellbeing check of fetal heartbeat and movement and production of souvenir images using ultrasound between 25 - 30 weeks gestation. Only for single pregnancies – see 4D bonding scan for multiple pregnancies.
When the primary purpose of your scan is completed, here are some popular recording media extras our simply4D scan clients take home with them:
Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garment 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.
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.
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 comprehensive 4D scan from 24-34 weeks