A 4D Bonding Scan is a non-invasive procedure. It's not painful, and uses ultrasound similar to your 12 and 20 week NHS appointments to produce a 3D image from the information received by the ultrasound machine. The term "4D" refers to the 3D images moving in real-time, which is an amazing experience. Imagine seeing your baby, which is growing inside you, yawning or waving, moving in real-time on our large screen TV, in a spacious, comfortable and private scan room.
The procedure itself is carried out by a fully trained an qualified professional ultrasonographer at our scan centre in Widnes (in Cheshire), who is a member of a professional body. Using the latest technology, and although we can't guarantee the position of your baby on the day, our sonographers will do their best to get some great photos in 2D, 3D and full HD iLive for you to take away and look back at in years to come.
We understand that every pregnancy is very special and exciting, whether it's your first or your fourth. Those 9 months waiting to see your baby can feel so long whilst you're not feeling your best, and you're regularly feeling your little bundle moving around inside your tummy reminding you every minute that they're on their way.
Our 4D Bonding experience offers you the chance to meet your baby before it's born, and unlike your NHS appointment, your children, family and friends are welcome to share your experience. With first class customer service, state of the art ultrasound equipment as used in large hospitals worldwide and experienced fully trained sonographers with a clinical background, we can show you your babies button nose and wriggly fingers before they even arrive. See your baby moving in 2D, 3D, 4D and HD iLive at no extra charge, whether they're waving, blowing raspberries or sucking their thumb.
As we know how important your baby is to you, at Your Baby Scan, we only use fully trained and experienced sonographers which gives you total peace of mind that you are in safe hands.
We offer early reassurance scans from 7 weeks. Early Gender confirmation from 16 weeks and 3D/4D from 21 weeks. We also provide HD scanning as standard for all of our scans. Not only will you get 15 minutes viewing time of your baby but we also include 2 printed pictures and online access to all of your pictures anywhere anytime making sharing your special experience with friends and family easy.
Here at Your Baby Scan we want you to feel comfy and relaxed. With free tea and coffee on arrival. We also have a yummy sweeties for the mummies to get those naughty babies moving.
Our simple pricing makes it easy, all of our scans are 15 minutes long, include 2 printed pictures, access to all of your pictures online and HD as standard. We don’t hide any extras but if you want to purchase a DVD or CD we do still sell these too.
We also stock Bears with a beat. These are available in Blue, Pink and Brown and are £24.99 each. We record your babies heart during your scan and put this into the bear, giving you a amazing keep sake which will sooth your baby when they arrive.
At Your Baby Scan we try our best to keep everything clear, simple and fair. We don't offer a confusing combinations of packages, but instead let you choose what you want as you want it.
Every one of our scans include at no extra charge:
We offer a number of different types of scan, but these are largely based on when you are in your pregnancy rather than what you want to include in your scan package. Whilst we have an extensive range of extras available, and they're very reasonably priced, you are under no obligation to buy any of these, and you won't find our staff pushing you to buy anything extra. If you do want something, just ask on the day.
Scan to confirm conception and offer peace of mind during the early stages of pregnancy.
See your baby developing in 2D months earlier than your standard NHS abnormality scan.
Scan in early pregnancy to measure baby and provide a more accurate estimated due date.
An opportunity to see baby's organs, limbs and bones developing during the early stages of pregnancy in 2D in advance of your standard NHS abnormality scan.
Scan to determine the gender of your baby before it is born allowing you to plan the decor of your baby's nursery and buy gender specific baby clothes ahead of their arrival.
Your NHS abnormality scan will not always confirm the gender of your baby.
An opportunity to meet your baby before they're born.
See your baby's face, cute button nose, fingers and tiny toes in glorious 3D and HD, whilst you watch in real-time; drinking, blowing bubbles and wriggling around.
A scan to confirm the position of your baby in the final weeks of pregnancy, to determine the current fetal weight and provide you with an estimated birth weight at full-term.
Whilst you're at Your Baby Scan for your scan, you won't find our staff pressuring you into buying any extras, and we think that everything that you would expect to get from your scan is already included as standard including access to all of you images, your scan in HD and some prints to take home. It's all part of the service.
You will only be asked if you would like a DVD or a keepsake bear before your scan as we need to record these during your scan, and this is discreetly kept to a checkbox on your consent form. These are priced as follows:
DVD with a video of your scan only £15
Take home a DVD of everything that you saw on our large TV to view over and over again from the comfort of your own home with friends and family. This great keepsake can be played on your home DVD Player and even includes the sound of your baby's heart beat (if this was listened to during your scan).
Keepsake bear £24.99
Our keepsake bears are available in pink, blue or brown and include a 30 second recording of your baby's heartbeat in an electronic module, as well as a unique scent chip that will leave your bear smelling lovely for up to 7 years. Choose from Strawberry, Bubblegum or Baby Powder.
That said, we know our customers love to take home extras to remember their experience and so we do have these available. Simply let us know after your scan and we'll be more than happy to help you out.
Extra prints £3 each
CD with all images £10 each
Keyrings £3 each
USB with all images £10 each
The answer at the moment is that there is no evidence to suggest that 4D Bonding Scans are harmful, however, it is important that you have all of the facts about the risks associated with the procedure before coming to your decision on the matter.
In general, it's recommended for good measure to keep your scan times to a minimum, and that this is particularly during the early stages of pregnancy
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