Available to women from 16 years of age.
Private ultrasound presentation scan. We recommend that you show your scan results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. 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.
What does this scan include?
Verification of fetal presentation and placental site from 37 weeks to term, measurements of the baby estimating the fetal weight (EFW). Demonstration of placental site and, if there is a concern regarding Vasa Praevia, a colour doppler scan can be performed internally.
- 20 minute diagnostic appointment
- Babybond well–being checklist
- Growth report and EFW, 2D ultrasound b/w prints in sleeve
- Plus complimentary sexing of your baby if requested*
- Plus 4DFREEVIEW™ with 3D ultrasound b/w prints in sleeve**
- Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE delivery of your scan images and report
Please note we cannot offer the Vasa Praevia screening in Belfast due to local guideline restrictions.
Sexing of your baby is not always possible at this late stage but if your baby’s position is favourable on the day we will do this free of charge. If your baby’s position is not favorable however, we cannot offer a free rescan for this purpose.
This scan includes viewing your baby in live 4D from available views and thermal b/w 3D scan prints at no extra charge. Please note that 4DFREEVIEW is a free option and if your baby’s position is not favorable for aesthetics on the day, we cannot offer a free rescan for this reason.
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.
Frequently Asked Question
Why choose to have a presentation scan?
Using ultrasound, a presentation scan will tell you which end of the baby is ‘presenting’ or coming first. The vast majority of babies are head-first.
About 3% will be bottom down at the end of a pregnancy. Most breech babies will be found at an antenatal appointment with your Midwife, who will then offer to refer you as per your hospital guidelines.
Occasionally, it’s not until labour starts that a bottom is found, but this is extremely rare. Knowing in advance will help you decide what your options are and what sort of birth to plan.
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 type of scan on our website. We only ask that any guests are well behaved: that includes children, excited partners and new grandparents!