A sexing scan is an ultrasound that is performed to find out if your baby is a boy or a girl. We should be able to tell your baby’s gender at any time after 16 weeks. You can arrange a sexing scan to find out as soon as you reach 16 weeks or wait until later. You can also have a separate sexing scan if it wasn’t possible to identify your baby’s gender during your routine scans or if you’ve changed your mind about finding out.
Finding out whether your baby is a boy or girl can be one of the most exciting parts of your pregnancy. It can also be very helpful if you want to narrow down your options for baby names. However, deciding whether you want to find out your baby’s gender is very personal. Some parents choose to wait until the baby is born. If you would rather find out sooner, then we can perform a sexing scan at any time after 16 weeks.
As well as determining the sex of your baby, we will also perform some health checks during the sexing scan. We won’t complete the full range of checks that you’ll have at other scans, but we will measure your baby, check the placenta and amniotic fluid, and look out for any potential issues. The scan will be performed by one of our experienced sonographers, so they will be able to spot anything that requires further investigation.
If you want to find out whether your baby is a boy or a girl then it’s easy to arrange a sexing scan in Cheshire. Simply use our online booking form to schedule the ultrasound at a time that suits you. Make sure that you book the appointment for 16 weeks or beyond as we won’t be able to determine your baby’s gender before this.
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Some early pregnancy ultrasound scans are performed using a transvaginal probe technique. This technique is used to view the pelvic anatomy optimally, as the ultrasound probe can transmit safe ultrasound waves more directly to the pelvic area. In later stages of pregnancy, it may be advised to perform a transvaginal ultrasound scan to have a closer look at a baby’s anatomy, or to assess the maternal cervix.
There is no clinical risk associated with performing a transvaginal ultrasound scan. Transvaginal ultrasound scans can safely be performed during episodes of vaginal bleeding.
It is important that you understand the procedure that is associated with this examination.The ultrasound transducer will be placed in the vagina (the probe is prepared using high grade medical disinfectant)
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When I first contacted the Birth Company I spoke to Danielle. She was fantastic. She went above & beyond to put me at easy & make the journey from Kent as stress free as possible. Every staff member that myself and my husband have come into contact with have been approachable, professional and friendly. Kate scanned me the first time and put me completely at easy. Lisa on reception is professional and very approachable. Highly recommended
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Donald was so lovely! I was so nervous as I have a bad history and he was super quick and confirmed my baby's heartbeat as quickly as he could. He spent time showing me the baby and the anatomy and it was the best money I have ever spent! The reception girls were lovely too - considering they deal with babies day in day out they were super excited for me! Thank you so much one and all! If only I lived in London and could have all my scans with you!
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