Follicle tracking scans allow us to see what is happening inside your ovaries. We can check that your eggs are maturing properly and predict when you will be ovulating. The results can be helpful for both natural and assisted conception.
You may need to have a follicle tracking scan if you are having trouble conceiving. You might want to have this scan to:
The follicle tracking scan should be timed according to your menstrual cycle as this will determine when you are most likely to be ovulating.
The main purpose of the follicle tracking scan is to ensure that you are ovulating and producing eggs. The scan will reveal the growing follicles within your ovaries. Follicles are the small, fluid filled sacs that should each contain an egg. During each menstrual cycle, one or more of your follicles should mature and release an egg so that it can be fertilised. If you’re undergoing fertility treatment, you may be taking medication to over-stimulate your ovaries so that more eggs are released.
During the scan, we will be able to see the individual follicles in your ovaries so we can:
We can easily arrange an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. As well as our usual weekday appointments, we can also provide early morning, evening or weekend ultrasounds. In order to help you feel more comfortable, we only have female sonographers.
You will need to make the appointment at the right stage in your menstrual cycle. We can help you to work out when this should be. If you’re undergoing fertility treatment, your specialist should be able to tell you when to arrange your follicle tracking scans.
You will be able to talk to the sonographer about your results at the clinic after you have the follicle tracking scan. We will also email a detailed report including scan pictures to you and to your fertility clinic.
' 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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