Pregnancy is an exciting time, filled with anticipation as you prepare for your new arrival. To help you plan your pregnancy care journey, our dating scans will give you an estimated due date based on your baby’s measurements.
Choose and book a scan
Search for a pregnancy scan at a convenient location near you, and make payment to secure your booking.
We’ll pass on your booking to your chosen scanning site, and they’ll contact you to confirm your appointment date and time.
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.
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.
Your dating scan is an important step in your pregnancy, which provides a due date for your baby’s arrival. It may also be the first time you see your baby, making it a highlight of your journey towards parenthood.
Dating scans give you the information needed to plan for your baby’s arrival. An accurate estimated due date (EDD) will also help your healthcare team to provide the best care if your baby is born early or late.
We offer a range of scan types from as early as 6 weeks up until 38 weeks, to cover the full scope of your pregnancy journey. We give you the choice to book scans when and where you’d like to have them.
Our scan search allows you to choose from over 20 pregnancy scanning centres, to find a convenient location near you.
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.
A dating scan takes 15 minutes, and can be carried out from around 12 weeks into your pregnancy.
A dating scan will measure your baby, to estimate how far along you are, and when your baby is due.
In your dating scan, you’ll find out whether you are pregnant with more than one baby (e.g. twins).
Your sonographer will also assess your baby’s heartbeat, overall development, and any major physical abnormalities.
A dating scan offers the opportunity to check in on your baby, and learn more about how they are developing.
Ultrasound is a safe and popular medical imaging method, used to create pictures (sonograms) of your baby, without using radiation. It can give key insights into your baby’s health and development throughout pregnancy.
The ultrasound scanner, also known as a transducer, emits high-frequency sound waves, which bounce off your bodily tissues and the baby. The echoes created are recorded, and used to generate images on a screen in real-time.
Our dating ultrasound scans allow sonographers to check your baby’s development, and use their measurements to estimate a due date. You’ll also find out how many babies you are expecting, and have the chance to see your baby for what might be the first time.
A dating 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Our private pregnancy scans start from £80, and you can choose from 20 convenient locations.
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.
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.
Thousands of patients have used Scan.com to find a private scanning centre near them, and book an appointment online.
We're the UK's largest diagnostic imaging provider, and we offer a wide range of scan types to suit your needs.
Early scans last 15 minutes, and can confirm a pregnancy, check it is progressing normally, and estimate a due date. It can also assess the causes of pain or bleeding, and rule out ectopic pregnancy and some structural anomalies.
Starting from £80
This 15-minute scan checks your baby’s development in the second half of your pregnancy. You’ll receive growth and weight estimates, and foetal presentation and placental site details. You may also be able to find out the baby’s gender.
Starting from £80
This 30-minute scan gives a detailed analysis of your baby’s bones, heart, brain, spinal cord, face, kidneys and abdomen to look for 11 different conditions. The placenta, umbilical cord and amniotic fluid are also checked.
Starting from £80
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