Included in this package:
Nuchal Translucency scan: 12 – 13.6 weeks FMF accredited NT & Nasal bone assessment
The 12 week Nuchal Translucency Scan can be performed to assess the risks of Down's, Edwards’, Patau’s syndrome and to diagnose certain major fetal abnormalities. This is the first stage at which the fetus can be seen in greater detail. This scan confirms that there is a heartbeat, and the number of fetuses. The baby’s head, chest and abdomen, arms, legs, hands and feet can be seen and we will also look at the placenta, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord.
Reassurance scan: 16 weeks including optional gender determination
Reassurance scans are performed at any stage after 12 weeks of pregnancy. This scan will check the baby’s development and anatomy. We also look at how the baby is moving, the amount of amniotic fluid, and where the placenta is positioned. It is possible to determine the sex of the baby by ultrasound at this stage.
Anomaly scan: 20 - 24 weeks full anatomical checks
At 20-23 week gestations you will be having the fetal anomaly scan. It is a very thorough scan where measurements of the baby's head, brain, abdomen and legs are reported and plotted on a chart. The detailed anatomy of the baby is checked including heart, brain, spine, bowel and limbs to detect any abnormalities.
Wellbeing/Growth scan: 28 weeks including 3D/4D imaging
During this scan we measure the baby's head, abdomen and femur length, and estimate the baby’s weight. This gives a guide to your baby’s growth pattern. We also look at how the baby is moving, the amount of amniotic fluid, and where the placenta is located. We will also assess the Doppler blood flow in the umbilical cord blood vessels to check the placental function. We provide still ultrasound images for you to take away with you on the day. We also send these to you electronically, with a couple of video clips. We also provide a USB stick with the full 3D/4D experience.
Wellbeing/Growth scan: 36 weeks including pre-birth check
This scan helps to offer reassurance to women close to delivery. The position of the baby is checked as well as the estimated fetal weight as part of the pre-birth check. The growth, the amniotic fluid, fetal activity and dopplers are the main focus of this scan though the standard measurements of the baby's head, abdomen and femur length are also reported.
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!