The 4D or 3D baby scanning

The first time ever I saw your face. Its a magical moment when you see your baby smile for the very first time. share this precious moment with your partner and loved ones in a relaxed and happy environment
16+ weeks (but ideally between 24 – 32 weeks)

The 4D scan will assess the growth and well-being of baby, including an estimated fetal weight if the scan is performed after 24 weeks. The more detailed package, 4D Wellbeing, will also check baby’s blood flow in the umbilical artery and uterine arteries to make sure that your baby is receiving the correct amount of nourishment to grow and the placenta is functioning as it should.

Ideal visualisation of your baby means that most 4D bonding scans are performed between 24 to 32 weeks. We can still perform 4D scans outside this range and in most cases we will obtain good images. We are also happy to perform the 4D Anytime and 4D Gender from as early as 16 weeks as some women want to have a 4D picture record of their baby early in its life and want to know the baby’s sex / gender. Please note that early 4D scans are a peek at baby rather than a dedicated 4D bonding session.

At this is my: we allow you to bring as many guests (within reason and within room capacity) as you wish to this celebration. Clients are however asked to respect other users of our centres.

Ultrasound safety

Your 4D scan will be carried out by a fully qualified clinical specialist or an obstetrician who is informed on all matters relating to the safety of ultrasound.

Though primarily an opportunity for you to see your baby, our 4D scans are part of a medical well-being assessment and as such we will share all of our findings with you and a clinical report will be given to you to place in your pregnancy notes. We do not and will not compromise on the medical elements even with our 4D scan baby bonding package.

We use the very latest ultrasound technology that is well maintained and use low power ultrasound outputs that are completely safe. 4D scanning is as safe as ordinary ultrasound and the length of our 4D scans are selected for reasons of safety and compliance with professional guidelines.

Re-scan policy

The position of baby is very important for the quality of the scan and the pictures we take. Sometimes a baby’s face is against the placenta or facing away from the scan probe. It is so disappointing when this happens, however we will do our very best to make this an enjoyable experience. We may ask you to go for a walk, have a drink or change your position several times to coax these shy babies into a better position. If your baby’s position is still not favourable on the first occasion we will give you the option to return at no additional cost. Please note that this no additional charge return option is excluded from the 4D Anytime scan.

Our clinical staff take pride in these baby bond scans and we always try our best to achieve optimal images.

3D and 4D ultrasound scan?

You will find the term is interchangeable and usually the 4th dimension is simply watching your baby move in 3D imagery.

There are four 3D/4D scanning package options available all specifically devised with your needs in mind and covering nearly every stage in pregnancy.

4D Wellbeing

20-30 min appointment*

B-Mode & 4D scan

+24 Weeks

Fetal assessment inc growth

Presentation

Placental lie

Fetal blood flow assessment

Baby’s weight**

Clinical report

Optional gender information

b/w photos x 8

Still images x 20

Moving images x 6

£130

4D Growth

15 – 20 min appointment*

B-mode & 4D scan

+ 24 weeks

Fetal assessment inc growth

Presentation

Placental lie

Baby’s weight**

Clinical report

Optional gender information

b/w photos x 4

Still digital images x 10

Moving images x 5


£110

4D Gender

10 – 15 min appointment*

B-mode & 4D scan

+ 16 weeks

Fetal assessment inc growth

Presentation

Placental lie

Baby’s weight**

Clinical report

Gender information

b/w photos x 4

Still digital images x 5

Moving images x 3


£90

4D Anytime

10-15 min appointment*

B-mode & 4D scan

+16 weeks

Fetal assessment inc growth

Presentation

Placental lie

Baby’s weight**

Clinical report

NO gender information

b/w photos x 4

Still digital images x 5

Moving images x 2


£60

4D bonding scans are ideally performed between 24 to 32 weeks. In most cases we can scan outside this range whilst obtaining good images.
Our images are stored in digital format making it easier to share your precious moments with family and friends.
You will be given black and white (b/w) photographs and a CD-Rom with Jpeg (still) and AVI (moving) formatted images in 4D colour and B-mode.
During your scan we are happy for you to record the sound of your baby’s heartbeat using your smart phone.

* Please note that appointment time includes assessment and reporting and is NOT the length of the scan.

**baby’s weight is available from +24 weeks gestation and is the weight estimated at the time of scan and is derived from the growth measurements.

Capture the Moment Optional Extras:     USB memory stick: £20     DVD Recording: £20     Additional CD-Rom:  £10

What is included in each package option?

Details of what is included in each package are shown in the table above. The package you choose depends on what you want to know and how many still and moving images you’d like. The table gives the minimum number of images which will be given to you but on many occasions we will achieve many more for you to take home with you. You have the option of upgrading to a USB memory stick which allows more image capacity and also the option of having the whole scan recorded onto DVD.  
If there is anything special you would like to request, please feel free to ask at the time of your scan – we’re confident we can accommodate your wishes. For example, one couple requested if they could record the noise of their baby’s heartbeat onto their smart phone to try and use as a ringtone.
It’s also important to know that for those who wish to know or have the gender or sex of their baby confirmed, this is included in the 4D Wellbeing, 4d Growth and 4D Gender packages. There is no gender information with the 4D Anytime scan.
For those who want to keep the baby sex / gender a complete surprise for the day of baby’s arrival, this is not a problem at all. We will only inform you of the gender if you ask.
Our NEW digital format 4D scan package makes it easy to share your experience with friends and family. It’s easy to upload your Jpeg and AVI format files to the internet should you wish.