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Growth & Wellbeing Scans

Growth & Wellbeing Scans

If you’re looking to learn more about your baby’s growth and wellbeing, our growth scan will tell you about your baby’s size and estimated weight, as well as the placental site and umbilical blood flow. You can also find out your baby’s gender during this scan.

Private Growth & Wellbeing Scans

How It Works

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Choose and book a scan

Search for a pregnancy scan at a convenient location near you, and make payment to secure your booking.

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Scan confirmation

We’ll pass on your booking to your chosen scanning site, and they’ll contact you to confirm your appointment date and time.

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Have your scan

On your appointment date, visit your selected scanning site. You’ll be looked after by their expert sonographers and patient care staff throughout your scan.

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Results and onward scans

Any included images or results will be provided on-site, at your appointment. Afterwards, we can recommend future scans and pre and post natal services via our pregnancy partners.

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Key Features

Private Pregnancy Growth Scans

If you’re over half-way through your pregnancy, or in your third trimester, a growth and wellbeing scan is the perfect way to check in on your baby as their due date approaches.

Check your baby’s growth and development

Growth scans can give you key insights to your baby’s size, weight, growth and wellbeing. You’ll also be able to spend some all-important bonding time with your baby before they arrive.

Choose when and where to have a scan

Normally, routine NHS pregnancy scans finish in your second trimester. Use our service to book additional scans into your third trimester and up until 38 weeks, to make the most of your pregnancy journey.

Find a pregnancy ultrasound scan near you

Our scan search allows you to choose from over 20 pregnancy scanning centres, to find a convenient location near you.

No hidden costs

Compare pregnancy ultrasound scan costs upfront, and find a price to suit your budget, starting from £80. The price you pay includes copies of your scan images and expert care at your selected centre.

What can a growth and wellbeing scan show?

A growth ultrasound scan takes around 15 minutes, and can be carried out from around halfway through your pregnancy (22 weeks).

Key measurements

A growth scan assesses your baby’s measurements, e.g. weight, head circumference, femur length and placental location. After 24 weeks the umbilical blood flow is also checked.

Heartbeat & development

During the scan, your sonographer will also assess your baby’s heartbeat, overall development, and any major physical abnormalities.

Gender (optional)

At this stage in your pregnancy, you may be able to find out your baby’s gender, if you’d like to.

Reassurance & bonding

A growth scan offers the opportunity to check in on your baby, and make sure they’re growing and developing as expected.

What is an ultrasound scan?

And how does it work?

Ultrasound is a safe and popular medical imaging method, which uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures (sonograms) of your baby, without using radiation. It can give key insights into your baby’s health and development throughout pregnancy.

Learn more.

What happens at a growth scan?

Growth ultrasound scans allow sonographers to check your baby’s development, wellbeing and size. You’ll be able to see the images on a screen as they are captured, and the room may be slightly darkened to give you a better view.

During the scan, you’ll lie on a flat bed, and will be asked to lift your top to expose the skin of your abdomen. Ultrasound gel will be applied to your skin, to help your sonographer move the scanning probe smoothly across your abdomen to get different views of the baby in your womb.

How long does a pregnancy growth scan take?

A growth scan lasts around 15 minutes. We ask you to arrive 15 minutes early, and you might be required to wait on-site after your appointment while your results and images are prepared. Drinking 2 or three glasses of water about an hour before your scan helps to fill your bladder and may help improve the scan imaging.

Ultrasound Scan Costs

When you book a private early pregnancy scan with us, you can choose a convenient location and price to suit you - starting from just £80.

The costs of our scans vary depending on the pricing set by the individual scanning centres.

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Private Ultrasound Scan

Starting from £80

Quick and easy referral process, with support from a dedicated expert clinician

Your ultrasound scan, at a selected location near you

A radiologist's report and online access to your scan images

If there are any next steps or adverse findings, our expert clinicians will provide a post-scan phone consultation to explain your scan results

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about booking an pregnancy ultrasound scan with us, visit our FAQ guide.

Can’t see an answer to your question? Our friendly patient care team are happy to help.

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Why should I book a private pregnancy scan?

Private pregnancy ultrasound scans allow you to spend more time with your baby before they arrive, and can give you earlier access to scans from just 6 weeks. The NHS routinely provide two pregnancy scans, but they take place in the first half of your pregnancy. This means a private scan is the best option if you want to see your baby regularly, or into your third trimester. Private scans also give you more choice when it comes to locations and scan types.

How much is a private pregnancy scan?

Our private pregnancy scans start from £80, and you can choose from 20 convenient locations.

When is the first scan in pregnancy?

We can provide early ultrasound scans from as soon as 6 weeks into your pregnancy. Usually, the first pregnancy scan provided on the NHS is at 10-14 weeks.

How do I book a private pregnancy scan?

You can choose and book a private pregnancy ultrasound via our website. It takes less than 10 minutes, and you don’t need to visit a GP to access your scan.

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