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private early pregnancy ultrasound scan

Private Early Pregnancy Ultrasound - 5 to 11 weeks

 

Early Pregnancy Scan Summary:

Pregnancy Confirmation / Viability Scan
Probably your first baby scan
From 5 weeks
No GP referral is required.
Same Day appointment
Same Time Results
Fully Qualified NHS Consultant Sonographers.
CQC Registered.
Harley Street

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The early pregnancy scan will be able to detect a pregnancy and a baby's heartbeat to reduce anxiety and uncertainty in the early weeks of gestational. This obstetric scan can provide the very much needed reassurance that the pregnancy is progressing normally and that it is not ectopic or miscarriage. Unfortunately, early pregnancy ultrasounds are not routinely offered by the NHS and our expectant couples choose to have their first-trimester baby scan with us for peace of mind.

 

Reasons for having this early obstetric ultrasound:

Vaginal bleeding/Spotting

Pelvic pain

History of miscarriages

History of ectopic pregnancy

General reassurance

Rule out ectopic pregnancy and check the pregnancy sac is located within the uterus

Confirm viability of the pregnancy

Check there is a baby's heartbeat present

Calculate the gestation of pregnancy

Determine whether it is a singleton or multiple pregnancies

 

 

An early pregnancy scan will:

 

  • Ensure the viability of the pregnancy by detecting a clear baby's heartbeat.
  • Ensure that the pregnancy is located within the uterus (not an ectopic pregnancy).
  • Detect whether it is single or multiple pregnancies.
  • General reassurance.

 

When can I have a pregnancy scan?

The sooner you can get an early scan to see if you are pregnant is any time from 5 weeks to 11 weeks into your pregnancy. These dates are calculated from the first day of your last menstrual period.

 

What is included with this early baby scan:

Ultrasound report with a 2D b/w picture

 

Preparation for this  pregnancy scan

We need your bladder full for this early pregnancy scan so you need to drink 1lt (2 pints) of water an hour before your scan.

 

How is an early pregnancy scan done?

Before the early scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure and discuss the reasons for having the scan.

You will lie on the examination couch, asked to expose your lower abdomen and a small amount of gel will be placed on the skin. The ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions to obtain the best possible images.

Depending on the image quality of the transabdominal scan (TS), an internal or transvaginal ultrasound scan (TV) might be necessary. Our sonographer will explain the reasons and the procedure and will get your consent.

 

Pregnancy Scans

Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body. Other terms for ultrasound imaging that are being used are sonograms, US and sonography.

Pregnancy or baby ultrasound scans are a very common part of prenatal care. This is because ultrasound scans are completely painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy: in early pregnancy,  ultrasound scanning is being used to see the baby's heart and exclude any early-stage abnormalities; later in pregnancy ultrasound scanning is being used to evaluate the baby's overall health and exclude any pregnancy complications.

 

Harley Street's Leading Private Ultrasound Clinic

At 29 Weymouth Street, London Sonoworld is located at the Harley Street medical district. We offer first class, state or the art diagnostic ultrasound scans and personalised care. Please call 020 3633 4902 to find out more or

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How much is an early pregnancy scan?

The cost of a private ultrasound scan shouldn’t be prohibited when it comes to someone’s wellbeing. This is why our prices are competitive and affordable with no compromise to the level of care.  We have thousands of happy clients including GP’s, consultants, radiologists and midwives to name a few. We can conveniently book an ultrasound scan appointment via our online booking system or on the phone

 

Price: £129.00 (Twin pregnancy £170)

 

 

How to book an early pregnancy scan.

It is very easy to book the first-trimester screening at Sonoworld London. You can either click the button below to visit our online diary where you can choose the time and day suitable for you or call us and we will be more than happy to work around your schedule and offer you the reassurance in early pregnancy you need.

 

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Who interprets the results of the early pregnancy scan and how do I get them?

Our Sonographer, a Health Care Professional specifically trained to perform and understand the ultrasound scan images, will do your ultrasound and provide you with an ultrasound report that you can take it your doctor.  Our sonographers will also discuss the results with you during and after your examination.

Our sonographers are advanced consultant practitioners with years of ultrasound scanning experience. They are fully qualified, registered with the HCPC, BMUS and SoR and work full/part time for the NHS and private clinics. On an average month, they perform more than 500 examinations and undertake regular CPD and other training activities to keep up with advances in ultrasound scanning technology. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health is in good hands.

 

What is the next pregnancy scan after the early scan?

 The next pregnancy scans your doctor or midwife will need to assess the developing baby is the dating scan.

 

 

Is early ultrasound in pregnancy safe?

 

There are no known harmful effects on humans related to ultrasound scans. Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy has been used for many years and it the safest form of medical imaging of the foetus.

 

 

About Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans

Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging that are being used are sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe to adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with ionising radiation produced by CT and plain x-rays.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves i.e. pulsations that travel through your skin and inside your body. Part of the sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. Medical ultrasonography uses the same principle as the sonar that the navy uses to detect submarines.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid soft organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb. It has, however, limited value in organs such lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ blood flow and blood vessels and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.

 

 

 

Private Pregnancy ultrasound London 

You are in the right place if you want to book a private pregnancy scan in London's Harley Street area, in a clinic trusted by local GPs and NHS Consultants alike.
Sonoworld offers private pregnancy ultrasound scans and other healthcare tests such as blood tests to provide you with an accelerated diagnosis about your health and the health of your baby so that you can continue enjoying your every day without unnecessary worry.

 

Can I pay for a pregnancy ultrasound?

Yes, you can pay for a pregnancy ultrasound scan. Sonoworld offers direct access to private Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans for people with or without private medical insurance.

If you have private medical insurance, your diagnostic scan might be covered. Please confirm with your medical insurance provider before booking your scan.

 

Why should you have a private pregnancy scan at Sonoworld, London?

You have been probably referred by your doctor for a pregnancy ultrasound examination but the NHS waiting times are long and you want rapid answers. At Sonoworld you can have a same day scan appointment with instant results to take to your doctor so that you can be back on track as soon as possible.

Sonoworld Diagnostic Services is registered with the CQC and has been trusted by the NHS and private sector since 2012 to provide unparalleled diagnostic services.  Our clients include healthcare professional such as GP’s and consultant radiologists. This is because our patients know that at Sonoworld will get sound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of care. 

These are some of the reasons our clients choose to have a private scan.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

No, you don't need a doctors referral to have a pregnancy ultrasound at Sonoworld. Most of our patients, in fact, are having a baby scan without even seeing their doctor or midwife.

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Pregnancy Scans

Our London Ultrasound Clinic offers a wide range of pregnancy scans such as the Early Pregnancy and Dating Scans, Gender Scans, reassurance and Growth Scans to monitor the fetal growth and development.

4D Baby Scans

We offer a range of 3D and 4D pregnancy scans for our expectant parents who can't wait to meet their unborn baby available from the 26th week of pregnancy.  Our ultrasound machine offers exceptional quality 3D and 4D ultrasound images.

 

Where can I get a pregnancy scan today?

In most cases, we are able to offer you an ultrasound appointment on the same day. We are even able to work around your schedule to further reduce the disruption associated with a health appointment.

 

How much does it cost to have a pregnancy scan in London? 

It is our philosophy that private healthcare and in our case ultrasound imaging should be affordable and available to all of us as our health is the most important thing in this world. This is why our medical and baby scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

The cost of our ultrasound scans ranges starting from £149 and are priced per area scanned.

Can too many ultrasounds harm the baby?

It is very common to concern about the effests of ultrasound on the baby and if ultrasounds can be dangerous for your baby. An ultrasound is a type of scan that uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of your body. Ultrasound has been used for many years in the imaging of pregnancies and there are no known harmfull effects to either unborn baby or the mother.

Can you have a missed miscarriage after seeing a heartbeat?

Early miscarriages are unfortunatelly very common. If you had a pregnancy and you have seen the heartbeat that means that the pregnancy is progresing and it is not a missed miscarriage.

How early can you have a private scan?

You can have an early pregnanct scan from as early as 5 weeks gestation. Heartbeat however might not be visible until 6+ weeks gestation. 

Are private baby scans safe?

Private baby scans are safe as the private ultrasound clinics comply with national guidlines and are CQC registered. It always helps however checking the reputation of the provider before you book your appointment.

 

How do I book a pregnancy scan?

You can book an ultrasound appointment by using our easy to use online diary where you can select the most suitable time and day or by calling us direct on 020 3633 4902.

 

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