18 to 30 weeks
Available to women from 16 years of age.
Private ultrasound gender scan optimised for fast results.
We’ve performed hundreds of thousands of Babybond® gender scans and we’ve correctly sexed more babies from 18 weeks than any other private provider!
Your choice of a free rescan is included if your baby’s position is not favourable on the day.
All scans performed by a qualified Sonographer with obstetric ultrasound scanning experience.
Please note ultrasound alone can never provide a 100% guarantee of the sex of your baby.
Sexing of your baby is complimentary with our Anomaly, Growth, Presentation, 4D Baby Scans and simply4D scans.
What does this scan include?
Babybond wellbeing check of fetal heartbeat and movement with professional opinion on the sex of the baby using ultrasound, available from 18 - 30 weeks gestation. Only for single pregnancies – see Gender scan
for multiple pregnancies.
- 10 minute diagnostic appointment
- Babybond wellbeing check
- Sexing of the baby
- 2D ultrasound b/w prints in sleeve
- Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE delivery of your scan images and report
When your baby’s position is not ideal for a justGENDER scan we stop scanning and ask you to take a short gentle walk in the local area.
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.
justGENDER Scan Media Extras
When the primary purpose of your scan is completed, here are some popular recording media extras our justGENDER scan clients take home with them (subject to availability):
- Babybond® USB memory-stick of 2D still images (jpeg format), in Babybond bag - £10.00
- Babybond® Gender Reveal Cannon - Large - £20.00
- Babybond® Gender Reveal Cannon - Small - £12.00
- Babybond® Gender Reveal Scratchcards - £1.00 each or 6 for £5.00
Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garment i.e. trousers or skirt and top.
If you are less than 20 weeks, we recommend that you drink some water or other clear fluids and do not empty your bladder prior to your appointment.
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 10 minute justGENDER scan appointment?
As the name suggests, any gender scan (or sexing scan) will show you if your baby is likely to be a boy or girl, but please note that ultrasound can never provide a 100% guarantee.
This 10 minute gender scan is available in the "fast yield" 18 to 30 weeks gestation range. During this stage, your baby's size and position are usually ideal for an accurate Gender ID opinion in a shorter time, making it an affordable option for new families wanting to know "just gender".
Your baby's position and gestational age plus maternal BMI are key factors in the likelihood of sexing your baby accurately during your appointment. If your baby's position is not favourable on the day, you'll have the option of a free rescan.
What is the difference between diagnostic and non-diagnostic scans?
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
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!