Early Scans

Early Scans

We’ll help you get the reassurance you need, right from the start of your pregnancy journey. Our private early pregnancy scans can confirm your pregnancy, check whether it is viable, and provide a due date estimate.

Private Early Scans

How it works

  1. 01 Choose and book a scan

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

  2. 02 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.

  3. 03 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.

  4. 04 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.

Book a private Early Pregnancy scan near you

Key Features

Private Early Pregnancy Scans

Finding out you’re pregnant can be an exciting yet anxious time. An early scan can make sure your pregnancy is off to the best possible start, and estimate how far along you are and how many babies are on board.

  • Your early reassurance scan

    If you’re looking for peace of mind at the start of your pregnancy, our early scan is designed to put you at ease. We’ll check your pregnancy is viable, estimate the gestational age of your baby, count the number of babies and try to visualise a heartbeat.

  • A choice of scans throughout your pregnancy

    Book a scan with us from as early as 6 weeks, with follow-on options up to 38 weeks, to cover the full scope of your pregnancy journey and complement NHS scans.

  • Find a pregnancy ultrasound scan near you

    Our scan search allows you to choose from over 20 pregnancy scanning centres nationwide, 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 an early pregnancy scan show?

An early scan takes around 15 minutes, and can be carried out from 6 weeks into your pregnancy.

Viability & heartbeat

An early scan can check if your pregnancy is viable and progressing normally, and visualise a heartbeat (from 7 weeks)

Number of babies

In your early scan, you’ll find out whether you are pregnant with more than one baby (e.g. twins).

How many weeks

You’ll receive an indication of gestational age - how far along you are in your pregnancy, and when your baby is due.


Early scanning can assess the causes of any pain or bleeding, and rule out ectopic pregnancy and some structural abnormalities.

What is an ultrasound scan?

And how does it work?

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to generate pictures of your baby while you’re pregnant. It’s safe and quick, and doesn’t use any radiation.

Most early scans can be carried out trans-abdominally (externally), but if the images are not clear enough, a transvaginal (internal) scan may be offered during your appointment.

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How soon can pregnancy be detected with an ultrasound scan?

Our early ultrasound scans can detect and confirm pregnancy from six weeks and a heartbeat from seven weeks.

How long does an early scan take?

An early scan is a short examination of 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.

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.


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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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