Having a private pregnancy scan at our ultrasound clinic in Cheshire can be a magical experience. You’ll get to see your baby on the screen and listen to his or her heartbeat. However, an ultrasound scan is an important medical test, so you may be feeling a bit anxious. You can always talk to your sonographer if you are worried but finding out a bit more about what to expect during the scan should also help.
When you visit us for a private baby scan in Cheshire, we will usually be performing a trans-abdominal scan. Having this kind of ultrasound is very easy, as it simply involves passing the ultrasound probe across your belly. It helps to have a moderately full bladder, so you should have a drink before you visit us. You’ll be asked to lie down and move the clothes back from your belly. We’ll put some lubricating jelly on your skin to help the ultrasound probe to get a clear picture. All you will feel is a bit of pressure as we move the probe around to get pictures from different angles. The ultrasound is completely safe and totally painless.
You won’t usually need to have an internal ultrasound during pregnancy, but it might be necessary if you need a more specialised test such as a cervical length scan. During an internal scan, a specially designed ultrasound probe will be inserted into your vagina. It can feel a bit uncomfortable, but it shouldn’t hurt. If you’re having this type of scan, then you will need to remove the lower half of your clothing. You will also need to empty your bladder when you arrive at the clinic for your scan.
When you have either type of private pregnancy scan in Cheshire, the images created by the ultrasound machine will appear immediately on the screen. You will be able to take a look and the sonographer will explain what you can see. What you see will depend on how far along in the pregnancy you are. You will see much more detail during the later scans than if you are having an early pregnancy scan. If you have a 4D baby scan then you will see some very realistic, 3D pictures of your baby’s face.
The sonographer will take lots of measurements of your baby and perform some important health checks during the scan. You will get a full report on all of these results after the scan, which you should share with your antenatal care provider. In addition to the scan pictures we’ll provide for your maternity notes, you’ll also get copies to keep for yourself. We’ll also give you a secure online link that you can use to view or share your baby scan pictures and video.
If you have any questions or concerns, at any point, then you should feel free to discuss them with your sonographer. We want you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during your private pregnancy scan in Cheshire.
We had received possible worrying news from our NHS anomaly scan, without much information provided or confirmation. I am so pleased that we came to The Birth Company for reassurance, as we are now extremely happy that everything is fine. Shahrzad was fantastic and went through the whole anomaly scan thoroughly, explaining everything and looking in detail at each area. Nothing was rushed and she took her time to make sure baby was in the correct position to get the best results. We can’t thank her and Dr Gibb enough for the confidence they have given us. Would highly recommend The Birth Company for all scans.
' Professional and reassuring 'Helen Campbell
The sonographer was ready as soon as I arrived, and she was extremely calming, personable and professional. The scan and blood test where efficient without feeling rushed and all very easy. These appointments can feel uneasy and make you feel anxious but I felt reassured and in professional hands the whole time
I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second. She is absolutely amazing, she explains everything really clearly, and has answered all sorts of bizarre questions and worries I have had. On top of being clinically excellent she is also just the loveliest person and always a pleasure to see.Sarah Elliott
We had the harmony test with the Birth Company and had a reassurance scan with sonographer Kirsty McGarry who was absolutely lovely and really put our minds at rest. We had been scared by our NHS dating scan and left feeling like there was something wrong. We explained the situation and was treated very professionally and with good care. Also speedy appointments also as I had phone in the morning and got an appointment by afternoon. So thankful.Ashley and Tom
Really friendly, efficient service. Great experience overall. Had the Panorama. My appointment was with Kate who was absolutely fantastic. The results came really quickly. Have a comparison with private healthcare elsewhere and must say that The Birth Company was just how I would like to be treated when I pay for medical services - attentively, calmly, friendly, in a pleasant environment that doesn't look like hospital. Top marks!Anna
' Efficient, friendly and always on hand to provide last minute appointments 'Anna s
The Birth Company has been excellent, providing timely scans and blood tests during my IVF treatment abroad. Staff are always friendly and extremely efficient. I would highly recommend coming here.
' Professional and friendly 'Lyndsey Dilla
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
' Highly recommended 'Emelie
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!