Frequently Asked Questions

Ultrasound baby scanning cannot harm your baby...

Ultrasound technology has been researched in hundreds of clinical studies over the past 30 years and it has not been shown to cause any harm to either mother or baby. With routine scanning in all 3D,4D and HD Live it has been proven that scanning you and your baby is perfectly safe, exactly the same type and intensity of ultrasound is used as with your hospital 2D scanning. The 3D and 4D ultrasound both utilise sound waves to look inside the body. A probe is placed on the body and emits sound waves that go into the body and listens for the return echo therefore generating an image.

If we spot anything unusual... 

During a bonding scan we don’t check for fetal abnormalities, if we do spot anything unusual we will explain this to you and at your request can pass this information to your GP or Maternity unit.

What is the best time to have a 4D scan? 

A 4D scan can be done at anytime in your pregnancy. For the best results we advise having your scan done between 24 and 33 weeks. Feel free to have a look at some of the photos on our site to see the results. The results are amazing, how much you can see e.g. feet, hands, nose and ears.

Who can I take to my scan?

We would like you to take along as many people as you like with you to your scan, as its a special time for you, your partner, family and friends and we wouldn’t like to put that pressure on you. If you have children at any age, they are also welcome to come along to share the experience. We have toys for the little ones and also a flat screen monitor to keep them entertained.

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What are the differences between a 3D, 4D, and HD Live scan?

A 3D scan is a still three-dimensional image of your baby developing in the womb, whilst a 4D scan is a 3D image in full motion and a 4D HD Live scan is in high definition which allows you to see your baby more cleary. This motion differentiates between a 3D and a 4D and 4D HD Live scan. Your scan will consist of both 3D and 4D, you will be able to purchase the 3D images on a USB and the 4D on a DVD for you to treasure.

Baby changing facilities and toilets... 

Don’t panic we have a baby changing unit for your little ones to be freshened up, and don’t worry if you have left baby’s bag in the car or have run out, we have nappies and wipes for your use. There are also toilet facilities for you to use.

Be prepared for your scan...

When preparing for your scan you need to make sure you drink plenty of water so that your bladder is full, the more water you drink the better.

Make sure you are active on the day so that you get baby moving, if you have been driving, make sure you walk around a little before your scan to get baby moving around.

Further information about ultrasound scanning...

It is perfectly normal for parents to be concerned about any risks that ultrasound scanning may pose for the fetus.
Parents should be well informed about both the risks and benefits of ultrasound scanning before making any decision to carry out a scan, both at our studio and at hospital.

The following links will provide you with lots of useful information to help you feel comfortable in making a decision to book your scan with us:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ultrasound-scan/pages/introduction.aspx

http://www.babycenter.in/a1014487/are-ultrasound-scans-safe