From key rings to magnets to our ever-popular Heartbeat Bear, we offer a great variety of baby scan souvenirs here at First Encounters - if you want to take home a memento of your ultrasound experience, there are plenty of options to choose from.

That said, the best souvenir of all is often the footage that we capture during the scan itself. Previously, the only way for our customers to take home their scan footage was on a DVD, but we now provide footage on a disc in the more versatile MP4 format. Furthermore, for an extra £10 you can upgrade to an even more convenient option: your ultrasound scan video on a USB stick!

Ultrasound Scan Video on USB Stick

Whether you visit us for a 2D scan or a 3D/4D scan, we can save your scan footage onto a handy little First Encounters USB stick for you to take home and use as you please. You will also receive the MP4 file on a disc as standard.

Unlike a DVD recording, the MP4 format allows you to accomplish the following with ease:
  • Save your scan video to your own computer
  • Create a backup version of your scan video
  • Share the footage with friends and family online
  • Burn multiple copies to disc as gifts for your loved ones
In addition to the video file, your First Encounters USB stick can also be loaded with all of the photographic images captured during your ultrasound scan (we usually capture at least 20-25 photos per scan). This means you'll have easy access to an extensive collection of pictures to post on Facebook and send to your relatives, no matter where in the world they are.

Ready to book your baby scan and create the memories you'll cherish for a lifetime? Click here to see our scan options, or visit our Clinic Locations page to find your nearest First Encounters Ultrasound clinic.
April is almost here, which means that you only have a week or so left to take advantage of the special offer that’s currently available from our clinics in Bristol and Cardiff. If you book one of our selected 4D scans before the 10th of April, you will receive a variety of free gifts worth £23.50, giving you a selection of special mementos to share with your family and friends at no additional cost!

Here’s a closer look at what you’ll receive with this special offer:

Photo CD

CD Containing Photos from Your Scan

A photo CD is the perfect way to share images from your scan with your loved ones. Providing a permanent digital record of the photographic images captured during your 4D experience, this CD (which usually costs £10) not only serves as a convenient way to keep all your pictures in one place, it will also make a heartwarming keepsake to share with your little one in years to come.

Printed Photo

Four Colour Prints (6" x 4")

This package doubles the number of printed photographs offered with our scans, providing you with four additional glossy prints to share with your family and friends. These extra prints make ideal back-ups in case you misplace the originals, and they’re also a great way to share your experience with your wider family.

Photo Magnet

Photo Magnet

Perfect as a gift for grandparents, this magnet comes complete with a miniature image from your scan to display proudly on your fridge, freezer, or any other magnetic surface. Simply choose your favourite image from those captured, then display it proudly in your home for all to see.

To take advantage of our current offer and get all of these items absolutely FREE, all you have to do is book a Deluxe4D™, Deluxe4DPlus™, or 4DgenderAssure™ scan before the 10th of April. It doesn't matter if your scan date falls after the 10th of April – as long as you complete your booking before that date, you will be entitled to the free souvenirs.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer, call 02920 732671 or get in touch with your nearest First Encounters Ultrasound clinic:

Bristol Clinic

Studio B12
Pure Business Park
Kestrel Court, Harbour Road
Portishead
BS20 7AN

Cardiff Clinic

Caron House, Oak Tree Court
Mulberry Drive
Cardiff Gate Business Park
Cardiff
CF23 8RS

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Spring Sale

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we've decided to put together a special offer for customers who book scans with us from now until the 10th of April. The offer is available when you book any of the following 4D ultrasound packages before that date:

Deluxe4D™

A Deluxe4D™ ultrasound scan can be booked from 24-32 weeks, providing you and up to six guests with the chance to watch your unborn baby's movements live on a plasma screen; a special moment that will be captured on DVD. The sonographer will also perform growth measurements, and will determine other vital information about your baby's well-being.

Deluxe4DPlus

Like the regular Deluxe4D™ package, Deluxe4DPlus™ provides you with a unique glimpse into your baby's world while also confirming vital details about their progress, such as their growth and positioning. After your scan, you will receive a selection of commemorative items, including DVD footage of your little one.With the Deluxe4DPlus™ pacakge, you will also have the opportunity to discover your baby's gender, since a 2D sexing scan is included in the price.

4DgenderAssure™

Unlike the Deluxe4D™ packages, our 4DgenderAssure™ option provides you with the opportunity to learn the sex of your baby from as early as 20 weeks gestation. You will be able to discover the gender of your baby in live 2D footage, before getting a closer look at your baby via 3D/4D imagery, which will be projected onto our plasma screen. To commemorate your special day, the package also includes 4 glossy photographs and a keyring with an image of your little one.

If you book any of these before Sunday the 10th of April, you will also receive the following additional items for FREE:
  • CD containing photos from your scan
  • Four colour prints (6" x 4")
  • 1 x photo magnet
These items are worth £23.50 in total.

This offer is valid to any customer who books their scan before the 10th of April. The scan itself can take place on any date you choose, as long as the booking is made before the specified date.

You can view our full range of scan packages here.
Attending a 4D ultrasound scan and seeing your baby's face for the first time is a breathtaking experience, and it's one that you'll no doubt be eager to share with your nearest and dearest. Our customers are already able to keep the footage from their scans in the form of DVD recordings, but from April onwards, you'll have the option to take home your scan video on a USB stick instead!

Ultrasound USB Stick

How it works

When you book one of our DVD-inclusive scan packages (listed at the end of this post), you'll be given the option to upgrade to a USB stick for an additional £10 fee. This option will be available from the 1st of April 2016 onwards. 

At the end of your scan, instead of receiving a souvenir DVD, you will be given a branded First Encounters USB stick (as pictured above) containing your scan footage in the form of an MP4 video file.

Please note that, if you choose to upgrade to a USB stick, you will NOT get a DVD as well. You will receive your USB stick instead of a DVD recording, not in addition to it.

Why choose a USB stick over a DVD recording?

We have decided to start offering our customers USB sticks as an alternative to DVDs for a number of reasons. Firstly, we are noticing that fewer and fewer people actually own DVD players, and we feel that the USB option will allow a larger number of people to rewatch their scan footage at home.

Other benefits include:
  • Easier sharing. Once you have taken your USB stick home, you will be able to share the video file with friends and relatives all over the world, either via email or on social media websites (e.g. Facebook).

  • TV compatibility. No DVD player? No problem! Most televisions now come with USB ports - simply plug the First Encounters USB stick into your telly and gather everyone in the living room for a very special screening!

  • Durability. DVDs get damaged quite easily - our USB sticks (and the video files they contain) are far less likely to be rendered unwatchable by an accidental scratch or scuff!

USB sticks will be available with the following ultrasound scan packages from the 1st of April:
Call 02920 732671 now to order your 3D/4D ultrasound gift certificate!


Valentine’s Day (14 February) is only a couple of weeks away, so if you’re planning to get your other half a present, now’s the time to start thinking about what you’re going to buy!

Of course, many people will settle for flowers and chocolates this February, but these gifts make for a rather clichéd Valentine’s Day surprise – as much as everyone enjoys a nice Milk Tray, it’s hardly the most personal present!

This Valentine's Day, get your partner something a little more thoughtful

If you and your partner are expecting a child, a 3D/4D ultrasound gift certificate from First Encounters could well be the perfect present for Valentine's Day 2016. A gift certificate entitles you and your partner to enjoy a 3D/4D baby scan experience at your nearest First Encounters clinic (click here for a list of locations) - not only will you get to meet your unborn child in high-quality 4D motion, you'll also get a selection of souvenirs to take home and keep forever.

We have limited slots available, so don't delay - get in touch now to get your First Encounters gift certificate in time for Valentine's Day!

Testimonials from our previous customers

"Really amazing experience, lovely place and staff, thank you"
Sarah from Newport

"Brilliant! Will be coming back again"
Emily from Weston-super-Mare

"Very friendly and helpful staff, great experience"
Harriet from Bristol

Please click here to browse the full range of ultrasound scan packages we offer.