Scan time:15 minutes
Ideal time:21 - 31 weeks
An amazing experience to meet your baby in 3D/4D on our large screen, includes HD iLive as standard.
If you would have suggested 15 years ago that you could see your baby's button nose or tiny fingers before they even arrived you would probably be mad! But its true, we can show you your baby in 3D/4D. You can see if they have daddies nose or mummies chin all on our 42" wall mounted TV and you can bring around 15 friends and family to come and meet your baby too. From 21 weeks you can see your baby in full HD maybe sucking their thumb or maybe giving you a little wave.
Included in your scan is either 15 or 30 minutes HD scan time. You will see your baby in 2D/3D/4D and get 2 large prints. As with all our scans you get full access to our online locker which is fully secure with a username and password but does mean you can print them off at your leisure or share them on social media.
If we can't get a picture of your babies face, we may send you back into our waiting area with a cold drink and some sweeties to get your baby moving. We suggest that if you have been traveling for a while you come early and make sure you get to have a little walk around before coming in (don't be late for your appointment). If we can't bring you back in the same day we will book you in to come back another day.
As your baby is more developed you don't need a full bladder. We do suggest you have a drink before you come into your appointment. This is sometimes good to get baby active which will improve your scan. Cold and fizzy drinks are a great help and have in the past proved to get really good images. If you have travelled a long way we suggest that you arrive slightly early to have a walk around. Also book your appointment when you know your baby is active.
We have seating space in our scan room for around 7 people plus mum, but if friends and family don't mind standing then the more the merrier. We have bean bags for little bums and a little toy area.
3D is a still 3-dimensional view of your baby. The probe we use omits sound waves in different directions which then builds up a 3D image of your baby.
4D is your baby in a 3-dimensional view in full motion, so you will see your baby suck their fingers or toes, maybe give us a little smile or sometimes we get a sleepy baby who will yawn.
No, although if you are expecting twins we suggest booking a 30 minute scan in order to get scan time on each baby.