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£90.00
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Man and Woman looking at a pregnancy test. An Early scan in Kettering is available from 6 weeks
£90.00
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Ultrasound scanning in Kettering

Having an Early Scan in Kettering?

This is the start of your pregnancy journey and what wonderful news that you and your partner are going to be parents. We understand the urgency of having your ultrasound scan to confirm and reassure you as the wait from having a positive pregnancy test to your routine 12-week scan can feel exceptionally long. This is why we have carefully designed our Early Scan in Kettering to give you piece of mind by our fully qualified healthcare professionals.

We understand that on occasion you may have some concerns during your scan, but we always ensure that we give you a detailed report and refer you for further consultation should this be required. Diagnostic Ultrasound Early Scan in Kettering remain the safest way of checking the health of an unborn baby and our baby scans are not performed unnecessarily, making sure your baby’s welfare and wellbeing will always be their paramount priority.

What is included in our Early Scan in Kettering package?

  • 20-minute diagnostic Early Scan appointment in our Kettering clinic (compared to less time with competitors)
  • Book from just 6 weeks’ gestation
  • Baby heartbeat check
  • Gestation measurement
  • Gloss photo prints to take away on the day
  • Sonographer's Report
Our Early Scan in Kettering is available to women of 16 years of age and over and is a very popular scan of choice for parents-to-be before their routine 12-week NHS scan. An Early Scan, sometimes called your first scan or dating scan, will normally start with an abdominal scan (through the tummy), followed by an internal scan with your consent, if necessary.

The Early Scan can be booked from 6 weeks’ gestation (or 6 weeks from the first day of your last period) as this is the earliest we can detect your baby’s heartbeat using an internal scan. We do recommend that the scan is performed from 7 weeks in case there is any uncertainty over your dates.

Healthcare professional regulated

The Care Quality Commission regulate our services as defined by our senior clinical and medical staff* who in turn regularly audit our Kettering Sonographers. All of our local healthcare professionals are fully qualified so you can feel confident when you book your Early Scan in Kettering.

*The Care Quality Commission requires Company Directors to be “fit and proper persons” for all Diagnostic and Screening businesses.

How to find us for your Early Scan in Kettering

Headlands Business Centre (rear building), 10 Headlands, Kettering, NN15 7HP DirectionsTelephone: 01858 465 402

More detail on our Early Scan in Kettering

The purpose of the Early Scan is to confirm the pregnancy is in the right place, whether it is a single or multiple pregnancy and to estimate how many weeks’ pregnant you are by taking a measurement.

To confirm the viability of the baby the Sonographer will look for a heartbeat and take an M.Mode trace of the heart beating. We will also check your ovaries and the surrounding area to establish everything is as it should be.

The Early Scan is a 20-minute appointment, which does include the reception and reporting time. If everything looks okay and the Sonographer can see the heartbeat from the abdominal scan we will not need to perform an internal scan, and your scan time may actually be shorter. For more information on this please speak to your Sonographer or Clinical Assistant at your appointment.

You will need to have a full bladder for the abdominal scan, so we ask you to drink 0.5L of clear fluids about an hour before your appointment and not go to the toilet before the scan. If an internal scan is necessary the procedure will be explained to you in full before we ask for your consent, and you will be able to empty your bladder.

If we cannot confirm the viability of the pregnancy at your Early Scan you will be offered a rescan 1-2 weeks later for reassessment.
Our rescan policy for an Early scan in Kettering

Our rescan policy

The quality of your Early Scan in Kettering is important to us. If, in our healthcare professional’s opinion, we’re not able to complete the primary purpose of your scan we may offer you the option of a free rescan appointment. If this is not possible for any reason, other options will be discussed with you.
Appointment times and actual scanning times for your Early Scan

Appointment times and actual scanning time

As a professional organisation we carefully operate following the As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle as recommend by the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). This ensures that we use the minimum ultrasound scanning exposure time and system settings to fulfil the primary purpose of the Early Scan.
Pre scan preparation requirements for your Early Scan

Pre-scan preparation

We like you to feel as comfortable as possible during your Early Scan in Kettering. We recommend that you wear a two-piece garment to enable the Sonographer to get to your tummy. We would like you to arrive with something in your bladder, preferably 0.5 Ltr or 1 pint of clear fluid. Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
Guide to the number of guests you can have at your Early Scan

Guide to number of guests

Kettering clinic can comfortably accommodate 5 guests including children for this scan. Early Scan appointments can often require a trans vaginal scan, so we do recommend that children are supervised by an adult. If you would like to bring more guests, please contact your chosen clinic when booking to check how many we can accommodate.

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Ultrasound Direct are in their 20th year of caring and performing baby scans nationwide

Ultrasound Direct have 20 years' experience in caring and performing baby scans for parents