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Here at First Encounters, we use state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment to capture 3D footage of unborn babies inside the womb. This provides expectant parents with a truly breathtaking baby bonding experience, giving them a sneak preview of what their child will look like and helping them to feel closer to the little life that will soon be joining their family.

We have always offered a variety of souvenirs to complement our 3D/4D ultrasound service (including key fobs, fridge magnets, DVD recordings, and our ever popular Heartbeat Bear), but the latest addition to our range of baby scan gifts takes things to a whole new level.

Those who undergo a 3D/4D scan at the First Encounters Ultrasound clinic will now have the option to purchase a 3D sculpture of their baby-to-be. These models are created based on the ultrasound data captured during the scan, so they are every bit as detailed as the scan footage itself.

We think that a 3D baby sculpture is the ultimate souvenir for expectant parents. Not only will it serve as a great memento of your visit to the First Encounters clinic (and of your pregnancy as a whole), it's also a great gift for grandparents-in-waiting and other excited relatives. Better still, once your child has emerged from the womb and grown up a little, you'll be able to show them what they looked like before they'd even been born!

Our 3D models are produced by Wolfprint, who manufacture high-quality 3D models for clients all over Europe. If you request a 3D baby sculpture on the day of your scan, we'll send the necessary ultrasound data to Wolfprint, who will then turn it into a spectacular model of your unborn baby. You should receive your 3D sculpture within 5-7 working days of your ultrasound scan, complete with the frame of your choice.We offer three different options on that front:

3D Sculpture in Single Wooden Frame
£149
 (excl. shipping)

3D Sculpture with Glass Tablestand
£149
 (excl. shipping)

3D Sculpture in Double Wooden Frame
£159 (excl. shipping)

Contact us now to book your scan and learn more about this utterly unique ultrasound souvenir.
A winner will be chosen at random when our Facebook page reaches 2,000 likes!

We offer a wide variety of baby scan gifts here at First Encounters Ultrasound, but easily the most popular souvenir of all is our adorable Heartbeat Bear (your baby's heartbeat recorded onto a cuddly teddy bear).

Baby heartbeat bear
Cute, isn't he?

The photo above is taken from Family Days Tried & Tested, a family blog specialising in fun days out and activities for parents to enjoy with their children. The FDT&T family recently visited the First Encounters Clinic, where - thanks to our 4D ultrasound technology - they were introduced to the newest member of their clan:

4D baby scan

We're pleased to say that Mrs Family Days wrote an entire blog post about her First Encounters experience - click here to read her thoughts and see the photographs she took on the day.

But let's get back to that bear, because you could win one of your very own for absolutely nothing!

Win a Heartbeat Bear Experience Worth £45!

If you're pregnant and you'd like to have your unborn child's heartbeat recorded onto a cute cuddly toy, here's what to do:
  1. Like First Encounters on Facebook (our page is here).
  2. Share the page with your friends and get them to like it too!
  3. Once our page reaches 2,000 likes, we'll select one of those 2,000 people to win a Heartbeat Bear Experience!

What is a Heartbeat Bear Experience?

If you win the Hearbeat Bear Experience, you'll be invited to your nearest First Encounters clinic for a heartbeat scan. A probe will be placed on your belly and the sound of your baby's heartbeat will be recorded onto one of our teddy bears.


This bear will be yours to take home - the teddy makes a wonderful souvenir of your pregnancy, and we're certain that you'll hang onto it for years after the birth of your baby!

The prizewinner will also have the option to upgrade to a full ultrasound scan - this will be charged as normal, but will include a Heartbeat Bear free of charge.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to Facebook and enter our competition - you've got to be in it to win it!

Please note that the Heartbeat Bear Experience is available only if you are currently pregnant; our protocol prevents us from recording the heartbeat of a child who has already been born.
Baby Scan Gifts

The service we provide here at First Encounters Ultrasound doesn't end when we complete your baby scan. We also offer a variety of souvenirs for you to take home, enjoy, and share with your friends and family - here are some of our most popular baby scan gifts:

Baby scan DVD
DVD Recording
This is exactly what it says on the tin: the footage from your ultrasound scan, recorded onto a DVD that you can watch over and over again. DVD recordings are available for both 2D and 4D scans.

Why get this souvenir?
Not only will a DVD recording enable you to share your scan footage with friends and relatives who couldn't make it on the day, it will also allow you to show the footage to your child when they're a little older!


Hearbeat bear
Heartbeat Bear
This adorable teddy bear is no ordinary cuddly toy - your baby's heartbeat (as captured during your scan) is recorded onto an audio device inside the teddy, and this very special sound will play when you give the bear a hug!

Why get this souvenir?
Heartbeat Bear makes a great gift for young children; you can give the toy to your unborn baby's sibling-in-waiting, or you could wait until baby is born and give the teddy to them!

Ultrasound picture key ringUltrasound pic fridge magnet
Key Rings & Fridge Magnets
The images that we capture during your baby scan can be printed onto key fobs and fridge magnets for you to take home and keep forever!

Why get these souvenirs?
They make fantastic gifts for family and friends, especially if they weren't able to be your guests on the day of the scan itself.

Baby gender scratch card
Gender Reveal Cards
If your First Encounters Ultrasound package includes gender confirmation, you can opt to purchase these fun gender reveal cards after the scan. Scratch away the silver panel to reveal the baby's sex!

Why get this souvenir?
It's a fun alternative to simply telling your friends and relatives whether you're having a boy or a girl. Instead, why not send each of them a gender reveal card and let them guess before they find out the answer?

All of these gifts can be purchased on the day of your scan, although some may be included in the price of your scan depending on which package you select. Compare our scan options here, or visit our Baby Scan Gifts page to see our full range of souvenirs.
Our 3D/4D pregnancy scans are a popular choice among expectant parents because our 3D imaging technology gives them an extremely detailed idea of what their baby will look like when he or she arrives. This creates a bonding effect, helping mummy and daddy to feel that much closer to the little one that they'll soon be looking after.

We already offer a variety of souvenirs to enhance this bonding experience - our customers can take home photographic prints and DVD footage of their scans, as well as photo key rings and fridge magnets if they so choose. However, we will soon be offer another 3D scan souvenir that's streets ahead of everything else: 3D facial models!

3D baby face model

We are working in partnership with Wolfprint 3D to offer our customers detailed 3D models of their unborn baby's faces. We feel that this is very much the 'next generation' of ultrasound souvenir - not only do these facial models deliver a more detailed impression than ever before, they also make great keepsakes that parents can show their children once they're a bit older.

These amazing models are created by 3D printing the multi-layered image that's captured by our Voluson ultrasound machine. If you request a 3D facial model, we will send the volume file from your scan to Wolfprint 3D, who will then convert that file into a 3D printable format, print it out, and ship the resulting model to you from their headquarters in Europe.

Our 3D baby models will cost £149 for a small model and £159 for a large model. They will be available to any customer undergoing a 3D/4D ultrasound scan - click here to compare our scan packages, or give us a call on 02920 732671 to discuss the available options with a member of the First Encounters Ultrasound team.