About your 3D/4D Scan
Your 3D/4D scan can take place any time after 17 weeks. But 24 weeks into your pregnancy is ideal as your baby will have developed certain facial characteristics, which you’ll be able to see clearly in the scan. After 20 weeks you can also find out the sex of your baby. But if you’d prefer not to know, just tell our sonographer.
All our scans are carried out at our clinic by a team of highly experienced sonographers using the latest scanning equipment in a warm, relaxed and friendly environment.
What to expect on the day
Our highly experienced sonographers are there to help you relax and will use gently warmed ultrasound gel to help you feel comfortable during your scan. This scan will document your baby’s first moves in the womb and super high-quality images will be displayed on our colour widescreen TV.
If your baby moves around in your womb, you’ll see it in real-time. It really is a magical experience that all expectant parents should witness.
Please note that gender determination will be carried out in 2D as standard. If you’d rather not know the sex of your baby, please let your sonographer know.
The music we play during your scan is a meditation and relaxation music CD made exclusively for Baby Scan Clinic. This CD album is available for free as part of the Harley Baby Package.
Preparing for your 3D/4D scan
During the week leading up to your scan, try and drink two extra glasses of water each day. This will help to keep you well hydrated, and ensure there’s sufficient amniotic fluid around your baby to help us get a clear scan.
A full bladder isn't necessary for a 3D/4D scan. So feel free to use the toilets once you arrive at Baby Scan Clinic. Eat normally on the day of your scan but please avoid a heavy meal and caffeine in the hour leading up to your scan. If your scan is first thing in the morning, please have your breakfast beforehand.
Many expectant mums find that chocolate, sweets, fresh orange or even fizzy drinks help when trying to stimulate your baby to move. So feel free to bring some along to your appointment in case baby is sleeping.
When you arrive 10 minutes before the scan, have a walk around as this will help wake your baby up ready for the scan.
Do you have male and female sonographers?
Baby Scan Clinic uses the most qualified and experienced sonographers and does not discriminate on gender grounds. If you require a female sonographer due to religious or personal reasons, please let us know at the time of your booking.
Upgrade to the exclusive Harley Baby Package
You can upgrade your 4D scan to our exclusive Harley Baby Package for an additional £39. As well as you’re DVD and printed images you will also receive:
- All Digital Images on a CD-ROM (on average 10-15 images)
- Measurement, Weight & Heart Rate Report
- 8 x Online Pregnancy & Birth Support Videos
- Unique Birth & Delivery Plan
- Pregnancy Music Album (60 mins)
Plus you’ll be able to listen to your baby’s heartbeat.
Why choose Baby Scan Clinic?
Based on London’s world-famous Harley Street, known the world over for its prestigious and established clinics, Baby Scan Clinic recently received top marks in all categories by the Care Quality Commission.
Our expertise in private pregnancy scans, our state-of-the-art equipment, and our commitment to offering a personal and caring service ensures that Baby Scan Clinic remains the number one baby scan clinic in London.
How do I make an appointment?
You can easily book your appointment online. After you place the order you can access our online appointment system to book a specific date and time for your scan.
Can I cancel or move an appointment?
To cancel or change the date and time of your appointment please call us on 020 7099 9644.
Baby Scan Clinic is a founding member of the Sonographer Society, the professional body for ultrasound technicians. We are committed to clinical excellence and improving ultrasound standards in the UK.
Ultrasound has been used successfully for over 40 years and to date has no proven known risks. As technology continually improves, the Baby Scan Clinic is committed to bringing you the most state-of-the- art ultrasound scans. We currently scan patients with 2013 and 2014 scanner models.
Baby Scan Clinic is committed to ensure your scan is being carried out safely. All ultrasound scans are performed by qualified sonographers who are registered with HCPC and the Sonographer Society.