The reassurance baby scan can provide the very much needed reassurance that the pregnancy is progressing normally and therefore reduce parental anxiety. Unfortunately, reassurance ultrasound scans are not routinely offered in the NHS and our expectant couples choose to have their early baby scan with us for peace of mind.
Reasons for having this reassurance ultrasound scan include:
Baby movement not felt.
Pain or bleeding.
Confirm healthy foetus
What is the purpose of the reassurance baby scan:
To confirm that pregnancy is progressing well.
Evaluate the placenta position.
General pregnancy reassurance
What is included with this reassurance scan?
The scan includes: Ultrasound report with a 2D b/w picture
Preparation for this reassurance scan
We need your bladder full for this pregnancy scan so you need to drink 1lt (2 pints) of water an hour before your scan.
What should I expect during the reassurance scan?
Before the reassurance scan, our sonographer will explain the ultrasound 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.
The Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan
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 is being used to confirm the baby's heartbeat and exclude any early-stage abnormalities; later in pregnancy ultrasound is being used to evaluate the baby's overall health.
About 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 ar: 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 radiation. During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves i.e pulsations that travel through the tissues. Some 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. It is the same principle as the sonar the navy uses. Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid 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 as lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon. Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.
Price of the Reassurance Scan: £ 129 (Twin pregnancy: £170)
We offer a same day private pregnancy scan service to provide you with peace of mind and quick reassurance about your pregnancy and your baby.
We also offer a range of 3D and 4D bonding scans for parents who want to meet their baby early. Our sonographers are fully qualified and comply with all the professional safety guidelines.
How much are private scans?
The price you’ll pay for a private ultrasound scan will depend on the type of scan you want an appointment for. Our prices are competitive starting from as low as £99. There are no hidden extras and the price you see is the price you pay.
Book an Appointment
We offer evening and weekends appointments. You can choose the most suitable time and day by visiting our online booking diary. If for any reason you can not find a suitable ultrasound scan appointment please contact us via e-mail or phone.