Babybond Scan

16 – 34 weeks

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The Babybond Scan is a unique premium pregnancy scan - you decide what we look at. Perhaps you want to know the gender, see the heartbeat and focus on tiny fingers and toes – in 4D or not. The friendly team in the clinic will talk you through the options, and then your sonographer will guide you through everything they see.

Our priority is always you and your baby's health, so we'll do a wellbeing check as well as help you create precious memories.

£155.00RRP

Your Babybond Scan

The Babybond Scan, available from 16 to 34 weeks, is performed by one of our qualified sonographers with diagnostic scanning experience. It gives you a unique opportunity to choose what you want from your private ultrasound scan. It includes: 

  • 30-minute diagnostic appointment
    The 30 minutes includes your arrival at reception, your scan, looking through your images and asking the sonographer any questions

  • wellbeing check of baby
    We check that everything is as expected based on what you tell us about your pregnancy so far. We'll talk you through everything we see.

  • same-day access to your images and report online

  • Pulsebeat Bear

  • 5 Colour Prints

  • 2 Fridge Magnets or Keyrings

  • Black and White Prints

  • miniclip of baby's heartbeat

Please note that the quality of your scan is dependent on baby’s position, so we will show you what we're able to on the day. You will receive a clear written report of your scan results, including our recommendations for any next steps if needed. If we recommend a medical follow-up, we can email a copy of your report to your healthcare provider at no extra cost.

We are not able to offer any rescan options for this scan.

For people over 16 years of age.

What could I ask for at my Babybond Scan?

At 16-23 weeks gestation, we can offer the following:

  • fetal position
  • heartbeat
  • gender
  • 4D view with miniclips
  • 2D profile view
  • images of hands and feet
  • pregnancy dating

We'll also talk you through all the anatomy we see. You can choose any of these during your scan, and ask us to focus on any particular areas. Remember that everything depends on baby's position, and we'll always do our best to get the clearest view we can.

Please note that this scan is not an Anomaly Scan. It does not replace your routine NHS Anomaly Scan (also called a 20-week scan), and should not be booked with the purpose of

At 24-34 weeks gestation, we can offer the following:

  • fetal position
  • heartbeat
  • gender
  • 4D view with miniclips
  • 2D profile view
  • 3D still images
  • growth report and estimated fetal weight
  • images of hands and feet
  • umbilical artery doppler

We'll also talk you through all the anatomy we see. You can choose any of these during your scan, and ask us to focus on any particular areas. Remember that everything depends on baby's position, and we'll always do our best to get the clearest view we can.

At 34-36 weeks gestation, we can offer the following:

  • fetal position
  • heartbeat
  • gender
  • 4D view with miniclips
  • 2D profile view
  • 3D still images
  • images of hands and feet
  • growth report and estimated fetal weight
  • umbilical artery doppler

We'll also talk you through all the anatomy we see. You can choose any of these during your scan, and ask us to focus on any particular areas. Remember that everything depends on baby's position, and we'll always do our best to get the clearest view we can.

What you get with Ultrasound Direct

Fully qualified and regulated healthcare professionals

Same-day access to your images online

A comprehensive report with recommended follow-up

Friendly, supportive and welcoming staff

Preparing for your scan

  • we’ll need access to your abdomen, so please wear a two-piece outfit (like a top and trousers, or a top and a skirt)

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Available to buy at your appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

On rare occasions we are unable to complete the primary purpose of a scan. For pregnancy scans, this may be due to your baby being in a difficult position, or something else such as overlying bowel gas which can obscure the ultrasound image. If this happens, we’ll book you a free of charge rescan so we can try again! The primary purpose is outlined on each scan webpage.

As healthcare professionals the health and wellbeing of you and your baby is our priority. There may be occasions when we need to discuss unexpected findings or bad news. If this happens during your scan, our team will ensure you receive the best possible compassionate care delivered to you as sensitively as possible.  

We will also recommend your next steps. With your consent, we can contact the local early pregnancy unit or midwife on your behalf where possible. For general health scans, we can email our report and supporting images to your GP.  

If after your scan you become concerned about the scan itself or your images and video clips, just call the clinic where you had your scan to discuss any concerns. If the clinic is closed, contact our head office who will be more than happy to help with your query.

 

Absolutely! Every scan at Ultrasound Direct is performed by a fully qualified sonographer whose primary interest is your health. All our sonographers are fully trained and appropriately qualified to perform ultrasound scans. Many of our team also work in the NHS locally.

All our sonographers are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and/or the Register of Clinical Technologists and follow the latest safety guidelines.

We are also registered with the Care Quality Commission, an independent regulator, to make sure you always receive the highest possible standards of care. 

All our sonographers who take blood for blood tests are phlebotomy trained.

If you are experiencing pain or bleeding, go directly to your local A&E or contact your midwife – do not book an ultrasound scan. This is because you may be experiencing a medical emergency and waiting for a scan will cause a potentially harmful delay.

Research suggests that there are no known risks to our method of ultrasound scanning. Scans are painless (although an internal scan may be slightly uncomfortable) and have no known side effects. Ultrasound scans do not use any form of ionising radiation, unlike other diagnostic imaging services such as x-rays.

 We follow the British Medical Ultrasound Society’s guidance for the safe use of diagnostic ultrasound equipment.

 During pregnancy scans, we can record your baby’s pulsebeat – this sounds very similar to the heartbeat, but is recorded in a different way. We record the pulsebeat by scanning blood flow through the umbilical cord, rather than recording the heartbeat by scanning the heart. This is because consistent ultrasound output in one place can have a heating effect, and we don’t want to put your baby at any level of risk. The fast-moving blood in the umbilical cord quickly disperses any potential heating effect.

Visit our FAQs page for any further questions you may have.

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