private ultrasound scan equipment
If you're looking to book a private ultrasound scan, there are a few things you should consider before settling on a service. It’s incredibly important that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. After all, you’ll want to find the best value for your money without compromising on quality and safety.
Listed below are a few things to keep in mind before you book a private scan for yourself and your baby.
how early can you have a pregnancy scan

In the UK, the NHS will typically offer you two pregnancy scans as part of your pregnancy care: one in early pregnancy (between 11 and 14 weeks) and another between 18 and 21 weeks. If you wish to arrange a scan much sooner than this, the earliest you can book a pregnancy scan is from 7 weeks onwards. However, these scans are conducted by private ultrasound clinics rather than the NHS.


We get asked all sorts of questions here at First Encounters; When is the best time to have a scan? Are 4D ultrasound scans safe? Should I find out the sex of my baby? These are all common queries; however, the most common question of all has nothing to do with how our scans work. Rather, it's related to the cost of our 4D ultrasound packages. 
Many people think that 3D/4D scans will be too expensive for them, but most are pleasantly surprised when they see our price list. Obviously, the exact cost depends on which package you select, but whether you want a no-frills 4D scan or the full baby bonding experience, we think you'll find our prices very reasonable indeed.

4D footage is amazing if you want to bond with your baby. We were able to capture this adorable little baby smiling! 

How much does a First Encounters 4D ultrasound scan cost?

Anything from £109 to £129. Here's a quick list of the 4D packages we offer, with prices shown in brackets:
  • 4DWellbeingAssure™ (£109) - Includes 4DWellbeingAssure™ scan, digital foetal assessment report, 2x complimentary colour 3D glossy photos, photocloud™ with digital download of all scan photos & 1 x AVI Video Clip, and a complimentary HDlive. Gender confirmation optional.
  • 4DGrowth&Wellbeing™ (£129) -  Includes 4DGrowth&Wellbeing™ scan, digital foetal assessment report, 2x complimentary colour 3D glossy photos, photocloud™ with digital download of all scan photos & 1 x AVI Video Clip, and a complimentary HDlive. Gender confirmation optional.

If you want to take home a few extra gifts for the family, you may choose to purchase any of the additional souvenirs we offer in addition to those included in your package.

Optional souvenirs include:

  • Photos Colour 3D Glossy (£4.00 each)
  • Photo Magnets (£5.00 each)
  • Large Photo Key Rings (£5.00 each)
  • Giant Confetti Shooters (£15.00 each)
  • Gender Reveal Scratch Cards (£2.00 each)
  • 16” Heartbeat Teddy of Choice (£30.00 each)


As you can see, we offer a huge range of 4D ultrasound scans that are sure to suit whatever requirements and budget you have! Take a look at the full range of 2D and 4D scans we offer here by clicking the button below or give us a call on 02920 732671 to book your 4D scan today!

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New responsive site

Our brand new website is now live! We would like to say a huge thank you to Designer Websites and Genesis Digital Solutions for the development of our new responsive website and online booking system - customers can now browse our scan packages and book appointments with ease on any device, from desktop PCs to smartphones and tablets.

We pride ourselves on the provision of the very best service available, and this starts at the point of booking. We are very proud of our new website; we trust that you will find it informative and easy to navigate, and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future!

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