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HD Baby Scan

17-32 weeks


The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that ultrasound is safe for pregnant women.

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About the HD Baby Scan

See your Baby in High Definition on the large screen with the newest ultrasound technology.

Your HD scan can take place any time after 17 weeks. But 24-28 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. At 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 HD scans are carried at our Baby Scan Clinic by a team of highly experienced sonographers using the HD technology scanners, 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 the HD scan will be displayed live 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.

Preparing for an HD 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 the HD and 4D scans. 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.

If you arrive 10 minutes early before the scan, have a walk around as this will help wake your baby up and be ready for the scan.

I don't want to know my baby's gender, can I still have the HD scan?

Of course, just let your sonographer know before your scan. They will assure that the genital region is not scanned.

Do you have both 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.

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 the Baby Scan Clinic remains the number one baby scan clinic in London.

Your appointment

How do I make an appointment?

In order to make an appointment you have access our online appointment system and choose a specific date and time which best suits your schedule.

Can I cancel or move an appointment?

To cancel you appointment or simply change any details regarding, you must call us on 0121 374 2424.

Further information

About ultrasound

As a founding member of the Sonographer Society, the professional body for ultrasound technicians, we assure our clients clinical excellence and progress according to the ultrasound standards in the UK.

For over 40 years ultrasound has been successfully used and has shown no risks. The Baby Scan Clinic is keeping up with the most state-of-the-art ultrasound scans as technology is continually improving. Currently we are using 2013 and 2014 scanner models.

For more details on this topic see Fetal Medicine Foundation & BMUS

Carrying out your scan safely is most important to Baby Scan Clinic and we assure you that all ultrasounds are done by qualified sonographers who are registered with HCPC and the Sonographer Society.