Endometrial Lining Scans are used to assess the structure and measure the thickness of your endometrial cavity or womb lining. Our Specialist Sonographers use advanced ultrasound scanning techniques to assess shape of the endometrial cavity, determine if there is any pathology such as fibroids or polyps present, check that the endometrial lining is organised in a trilaminar or triple layer pattern and measure the endometrial thickness. Your fertility specialist will recommend the Endometrial Lining Scan to ensure you are ready to conceive or prepared to have an embryo transferred during fertility treatment. The Birth Company is the most recommended fertility ultrasound scanning clinic by IVF abroad clinics. This is due to our Specialist Sonographers, advanced ultrasound equipment and comprehensive ultrasound reporting system.
Please note that our Sonographer is responsible for providing a detailed ultrasound report and images, but is not responsible for the interpretation of ultrasound findings. These findings are to be discussed with your referring physician.
Your referrer will recommend the best stage of your menstrual cycle depending on your fertility pathway. At the start of the menstrual cycle, IVF specialists often recommend a baseline endometrial lining scan to assess and measure the endometrial lining prior to starting medication to stimulate. Your specialist may then wish to monitor how well your endometrial lining is responding to the stimulation, with endometrial lining scans every few days. When the endometrial cavity has reached an optimal thickness and structure, your specialist will be ready to organise your embryo transfer.
Gynaecological ultrasound and some early pregnancy ultrasound scans are routinely 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.
There is no clinical risk associated with performing a transvaginal ultrasound scan. Transvaginal ultrasound scans can safely be performed during menstruation and 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)
Below is a link to our Transvaginal Ultrasound Consent Form. This must be completed ahead of your appointment to confirm whether you consent or do not consent to having your scan performed transvaginally.
If you are a virgin (virgo intacta), guidance determines that transvaginal ultrasound scans are clinically contraindicated. If you have discussed this with your referrer and still wish to proceed with a transvaginal ultrasound scan, we can perform this type of examination for you.
During the Endometrial Lining Scan we will assess the structure of your womb lining/endometrial lining. We will measure the thickness of the endometrial lining to see if your uterus is prepared for an embryo implantation.
The endometrium responds to the female hormones that control your menstrual cycle. It thickens during the natural cycle as your body prepares for a possible conception. During fertility treatment, you may be given drugs to stimulate the same process. The ultrasound scan will check that the medication is having the right effect and show your doctor when you are ready for the next stage in your treatment.
If your referring clinic or Consultant has requested blood tests on the day of your scan you can book this online. Click here for Blood Test Fees
If you require a quote for multiple blood test types or the type of test you require is not listed, please contact the clinic directly prior to booking.
Select blood draw £60
Add the type of blood tests/s your require in comments. Our team will inform you of the outstanding fee specific to your specific to your requirements prior to your attendance to the clinic.
If you are undergoing fertility treatment, your doctor will advise you when to arrange your ultrasound scans.
When you are ready for your Endometrial Lining Scan, you should easily be able to make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. We offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments during the week, as well as weekend appointments. A surcharge will be applied for evening and weekend appointments. We have a wide range of availability therefore short notice appointments can be easily arranged. We offer same day and next day appointments. Endometrial lining scans are performed by our female specialist sonographers.
Please be aware that if you arrive late for your gynaecology, follicle tracking or endometrial lining scan appointment, it may delay the sonographer’s time allocated to writing your ultrasound report, thus delay your report being sent to your designated clinic. This may impact your treatment. Please help us to prevent such delays by arriving before your appointment time, allowing enough time to have your temperature taken, empty your bladder and wash your hands.
We will provide a comprehensive ultrasound scan report including ultrasound images, that you will be able to share immediately with your GP, fertility specialist or Consultant doctor. The ultrasound report and images are sent electronically to you and your referrer.
Please note that the Sonographer is responsible for providing a detailed ultrasound report, but is not responsible for the interpretation of ultrasound findings. These findings are to be discussed with your referring physician.
For cancellations, a full refund of your appointment fee will be given with 24 hours notice. If less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is given, a £50 cancellation fee will be applied. Our full terms and conditions can be found here: Terms and Conditions
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 'Hannah Murphy
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!
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