Expectations Ultrasound
 
Ultrasound Scans

Expectations offer a wide range of ultrasound scans and packages, all performed by midwife sonographer Clare Davies using our Toshiba Xario ultrasound machine.

We also have a range of scans whose primary purpose is not to assess your baby medically. These include a CD, DVD or glossy photograph as a memory or keepsake. See below for more details.

Medical-related Scans and Services

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
10+ weeks

NIPT involves a dating scan to ensure that your baby is at least 10 weeks gestational age, followed by a blood test. The blood is analysed for DNA that indicates chromosonal disorders such as Down Syndrome.
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Early Pregnancy Scan
6 - 10 weeks

This examination is a short assessment which confirms the number of fœtuses present and whether the pregnancy is progressing normally.
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Dating Scan
11 - 14 weeks

A short ultrasound examination which will give an estimated due date of delivery and will assess certain other abnormalities.
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Reassurance Scan

An ultrasound assessment to reassure the client that the baby is in the correct position. Includes other checks and a CD.
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Anomaly Scan
18 - 23 weeks

Confirms normal growth and development.
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Non-medical Related Scans

These scans are not for medical reasons, although during the performance of these scans a problem may be noted.

Gender Scan
From 16 weeks

Checks the gender of the baby. We have a choice of gender scan to match your requirements. Click the link for more details.
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2D Black and White DVD
16 - 40 weeks

This 20 minute scan consists of a DVD with approximately 20 - 30 minutes worth of recording time.
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CD Recording
12 - 40 weeks

This scan includes some 2D imaging on a CD.
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The quality of all scans can be affected by the position and movement of the baby, the size of the Mother, position of the placenta and amount of fluid around the baby.