8 to 16 weeks
Available to women from 16 years of age.
Private ultrasound dating scan optimized for fast results, ideal if you would like to reconfirm your dates following your 12 week scan. We recommend that you present your results to your healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. Your choice of a free rescan may be appropriate if we are unable to perform the primary purpose of this scan.
All scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic obstetric scanning experience.
What does this scan include?
Confirmation of fetal gestation, dating of your pregnancy, single or multiple pregnancy confirmation using ultrasound between 8 - 16 weeks gestation, no sexing.
This service is not suitable if you are unsure of your dates or you have experienced or are experiencing pelvic pain, spotting, bleeding or lack of pregnancy symptoms.
Option to upgrade to Early scan if our practitioner determines this scan is inappropriate for your gestation and a transvaginal/internal scan is required. Subject to limitations of appointment time, rebooking may be necessary.
- 10 minute diagnostic appointment
- Standard dating measurement
- Report and thermal b/w prints
- Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE delivery of your scan images and report
Antenatal services similar to our babyDATE Scan maybe available for free at your local NHS facility.
Have your scan images sent to you in seconds using Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE Mobile: a safe and secure system for the delivery of ultrasound scan images to your mobile device or email address. Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE uses the latest technology to bring you your scan images in a format that can be saved forever or shared on social media at the touch of a button. Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE is included with your scan at no extra cost.
Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garment i.e. trousers or skirt and top.
Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approximately 1 hour before appointment time.
Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
Guide to number of guests
Whilst guests are always welcome, the shorter duration of our Fast Result Scans means we cannot accommodate more than 3 plus yourself during the whole of your appointment.
Frequently Asked Question
Why choose to have a babyDATE scan?
This scan will provide ladies with an affordable scan to check or reconfirm the dating of their pregnancy so far.
It will capture key information allowing ladies to feel reassured and in a position to make key decisions such as sharing the pregnancy with family and friends.
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?
Yes! The number of guests you can bring in for a scan is listed with the scan on our website. We only ask that any guests are well behaved: that includes children, excited partners and new grandparents!