Early Pregnancy Scan

£55.00

6-16 weeks

Our early pregnancy scan aims to provide peace of mind and early reassurance from 6 weeks onwards. Our scans are performed by local, qualified Sonographers.

What is included with your scan:

  • Confirmation of an early pregnancy
  • To check for a single or multiple pregnancy
  • Dating the pregnancy
  • See your baby’s heartbeat
  • Confirmation of an intrauterine pregnancy

Following your ultrasound scan you will be provided with:

  • Two prints
  • Your scan report

Additional extras available:

  • Extra prints (£4)
  • A digital download of all the images and video clips from the scan (£15)

Please note:

  • You must be at least 6 weeks pregnant for us to perform the scan (going from the first day of your last period).
  • Your scan must be at least 2 weeks after your first positive pregnancy test.
  • If you are unsure of your dates, please call us on 02380 477 322 to discuss the best time to attend.
  • The scan will initially be a transabdominal scan (over your tummy) however a transvaginal scan may be required to obtain clear views. If you would prefer not to have a transvaginal scan then please attend when you are at least 8 weeks pregnant.
  • We offer transabdominal scans only for those under the age of 16.
  • We do not charge extra for twins. Please let us know in advance of the appointment if you have a multiple pregnancy by phone or email as we may wish to extend the appointment time.
  • If we have concerns during the scan an NHS referral may be made for investigation.
  • We do not recommend that scans be undertaken too frequently in early pregnancy. If you have had a recent scan elsewhere then please allow time in between scans.

Do I have to be 6 weeks pregnant to have an early pregnancy scan?

You must be at least 6 weeks pregnant for us to perform the scan (going from the first day of your last period). Your scan must also be at least 2 weeks after your first positive pregnancy test.

This is because we only expect to see a heartbeat from 6 weeks. Attending before this can cause unnecessary concern and result in us making an inappropriate NHS referral.

Should you attend prior to 6 weeks, and we are unable to confirm the viability of the pregnancy, your appointment will still have to be paid for.

If you are unsure of your dates, please do contact us and we would be more than happy to suggest the best time to attend.

Will I be scanned over my tummy or internally?

FirstSight offer scans from when you are at least 6 weeks pregnant. The scan will initially be a transabdominal scan (over your tummy) however a transvaginal scan may be required in early pregnancy to obtain clear views. This is commonly required prior to 8 weeks (and sometimes outside of this timeframe) so if you would prefer not to have a transvaginal scan we would recommend attending from 8 weeks onwards.

It is your choice as to whether you consent to a transvaginal scan or not. Rest assured that we have the correct equipment and infection control measures in place to ensure the safety of you and your baby. If you have any questions about having a transvaginal scan, please contact us and we would be more than happy to talk this through with you.

What if you identify any cause for concern?

If we do identify any concerns during this scan, our Sonographers are experienced and able to deal with any issues with sensitivity and professionalism. With your consent, we will then refer you to your local NHS hospital and make sure you understand the next steps.

Are your sonographers qualified?

Categorically, yes.

All our sonographers are fully trained and appropriately qualified to perform obstetric ultrasound scans. Most of the team also work for local NHS hospitals.

How many people can attend with me?

Up to four guests can attend alongside you which can include children.

Depending on the age of children, we do recommend that children stay outside of the scanning room until the initial wellbeing checks are completed. This, however, is at your discretion.

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