4D Growth Scan – Overview:
The 4DGrowth&Wellbeing™ scan is primarily designed to obtain growth measurements and perform wellbeing observational checks on baby after your NHS anomaly scan between 24-32 wks gestation. Advanced HDlive 3D/4D imaging will be obtained during the diagnostic evaluation and complimentary baby sexing is included providing baby is in a conducive position.
Growth Measurements Include:
- HC (Head Circumference), AC (Abdominal Circumference), FL (Femur Length)
- Growth Plotted Against Average Centile
- Estimated Foetal Weight
Wellbeing Observations Include:
- Audible Heartbeat Trace
- Observed Movement
- Placental Position
- Amniotic Fluid Volume
- Position of Baby
- Optional Complimentary Gender Evaluation (*subject to baby's position & visibility)
The 4DGrowth&Wellbeing™ scan can be conducted between 24 and 32 weeks gestation (after your NHS anomaly scan). This reassurance scan focuses on the progressive development and wellbeing observations of your unborn baby combined with 3D/4D imaging.
During the scan your fully-qualified obstetric Sonographer will carry out growth measurements and weight calculations, establish placenta position and fluid volume, provide an audible heartbeat trace, and identify the position of your baby. All of this will be documented in the form of a Digital Feotal Assessment Report providing valuable information to share with your midwife. 3D/4D imagery will be obtained during the process of diagnostic evaluation using advanced HDlive imaging software.
Your 4D growth & wellbeing scan will be conducted using an abdominal ultrasound probe (external on the abdomen), and it is important to recognise that imagery obtained is derived from the reflection of sound waves passing through your abdomen creating the visual image. The level of diagnostic evaluation and visibility achievable can differ greatly between clients, especially in cases of a high BMI which can result in poor image resolution.
Please Note: The primary purpose of this 4D growth & wellbeing scan is to achieve an essential diagnostic evaluation of your unborn baby, during which we will use advanced 3D/4D HDlive imaging software to provide views of baby in an alternative perspective. Complimentary gender evaluation cannot be conducted in a secret format with this scan.