Types of scans available

Internal and External Ultrasounds

Internal or trans-vaginal scans can provide clearer pictures in early pregnancy. We also use internal scans to check for gynaecological problems or for fertility assessments. External or trans-abdominal scans are the most common type of scan during pregnancy. They are rarely used for gynaecological checks.

Routine Pregnancy Scans

  • Nuchal Translucency Scan at 12-14 weeks to assess the risk of Down’s syndrome, check your baby’s growth and look for any signs of abnormalities
  • Abnormality scan at 20-22 weeks for a full range of health checks. We’ll assess your baby’s growth, look for any abnormalities and check that the placenta and umbilical cord are healthy.

Additional Pregnancy Scans

  • Viability scan from 6 weeks to confirm and date the pregnancy
  • Reassurance and wellbeing scans to check on your baby in between the routine scans
  • Sexing scans from 16 weeks to find out your baby’s sex before the next routine scan
  • Cervical scans to check your cervical length if there is a risk you’ll give birth early
  • 4D scans between 26 and 32 weeks so you can see your baby’s face in 3D colour images

Gynaecology and Fertility Scans

  • Full pelvic ultrasound scan to look for any health problems affecting your reproductive system
  • Endometrial thickness scan to check that your womb lining is ready for an embryo to implant during fertility treatment
  • Follicle tracking scan to find out when you are ovulating, usually as part of fertility treatment
  • Ovarian screening scan to look for cysts on your ovaries and assess your risk of ovarian cancer
  • IUCD location scan to detect and locate a contraceptive implant

Clinic Locations

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137 Harley Street,
London W1G 6BF

Nearest Underground Tube Stations

Baker Street
Regent’s Park
Great Portland Street

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Alderley Edge Medical Centre, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge,
Cheshire, SK9 7HR

Nearest Overground Train Station Alderley Edge

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Harley Street, London

The Birth Company
137 Harley Street

020 7725 0528

Harley Street, London Opening Times

Mon 08:00 - 20:00
Tue 08:00 - 20:00
Wed 08:00 - 20:00
Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Sun 10:00 - 14:00

Alderley Edge, Cheshire

The Birth Company
Alderley Edge Medical Centre,
Talbot Road,
Alderley Edge

016 2570 4080

Alderley Edge, Cheshire Opening Times

Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
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