London North Baby Scan
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Having an Early Scan in London North?
Congratulations on your pregnancy! What an incredibly exciting time this is for you, your partner and your families. We understand that the next few weeks are going to feel like an exceptionally long wait until you finally see your little one for the very first time at your routine 12-week scan. At Ultrasound Direct, we understand the importance of how reassuring an ultrasound scan can be, which is why we offer our Early Scan in London North to give you piece of mind at the start of your pregnancy journey.
The Early Scan in London North has been carefully created to ensure you have the earliest opportunity to see your baby under the expert care of our fully trained Healthcare Professionals. Should there be any concerns surrounding your pregnancy, we ensure we will advise you in good time to enable you to be referred to your medical experts.
What is included in our Early Scan in London North package?
20-minute diagnostic Early Scan appointment in our London North clinic
(compared to less time with competitors)
Book from just 6 weeks’ gestation
Baby heartbeat check
Gloss photo prints to take away on the day
Our Early Scan in London North 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 London North Sonographers. All of our local healthcare professionals are fully qualified so you can feel confident when you book your Early Scan in London North.
*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 London North
Stirling House, Breasy Place, 9 Burroughs Gardens, Hendon, NW4 4AU
020 8668 0804
More detail on our Early Scan in London North
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
The quality of your Early Scan in London North 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 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.
We like you to feel as comfortable as possible during your Early Scan in London North. 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 number of guests
London North 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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Choose pregnancy date
Last Menstrual Period (LMP)
Estimated Delivery Date (EDD)
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