Available to women from 16 years of age.
New parents deserve the confidence that their 4D scan is carried out by a healthcare professional so we provide a signed Babybond® wellbeing check with the simply4D scan.
This 4D baby scan is optimized for fast results and includes printed souvenir images and complimentary sexing if you want to know (we'll keep things hidden if you don't).
Your choice of one free rescan is included if your baby’s position is not favourable on the day.
All scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic obstetric scanning experience.
Frequently Asked Question
Why choose to have a 15 minute simply4D scan appointment?
As our simply4D option name suggests, this is for our clients who simply want pictures of their baby to take home from a short 4D scan, but also feel reassured they are being scanned by a skilled health care professional performing a reliable wellbeing check during the appointment.
This shorter 15 minute 4D scan is available during the "fast yield" 25 to 30 weeks gestation range.
During this stage, your baby's size and position are very likely ideal for aesthetically pleasing 4D imaging in a shorter time, making it an affordable option for new mums and dads wanting "simply 4D".
Your baby's position, gestational age and maternal BMI are just some of the key factors for obtaining aesthetically pleasing images during your scan. If your baby's position is not favourable on the day, you'll have the option of a free rescan.
Are 4D baby scans considered safe?
The HPA published a report in February 2010 and considers that parents-to-be should be aware of "uncertainties regarding ultrasound imaging....." when thinking about 4D scans.
All of our 4D scans are professional guideline compliant as reported in our news item from January 2013.
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!