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Classic4D imagery representative 26-29 weeks Maximum Number of Guests is 6
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3D/4D Bonding, Growth, Reassurance & Wellbeing Scan with Optional 2D Baby Sexing
18 - 32 Weeks
20 Minute Appointment
10 Minute Ultrasound Scan
Only: £109.00
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Classic4D&Growth™ Overview

The Classic4D&Growth™ ultrasound experience provides you and up to six guests the opportunity to watch your unborn baby in 4D HDLive motion whilst we capture 3D photographic imagery for you to keep and cherish forever. Your scan footage will be displayed onto a large HD LED screen within our spacious scanning room, giving you a unique and positive bonding experience along with the opportunity to see who your baby resembles (you may even see them waving their tiny hands!) Our qualified and licensed sonographer will perform growth measurements and weight calculations, establish placenta position and fluid volume, provide an audible heartbeat trace, identify the position of your baby, and provide gender confirmation upon request; all of this will then be documented on a growthAssure™ Report. Furthermore, if you have any questions prior to, during, or after your 4D ultrasound experience, our experts will be more than happy to answer them.

This scan package is available from 18 weeks gestation for those who may wish to capture their little one in 4D style imagery at an early stage. 4D imagery obtained under 24 weeks gestation can see baby appear skeletal in appearance, producing imagery of head to toe rather than focusing on the facial views due to baby being much smaller at this earlier stage. If you are seeking the style of imagery displayed above we would always recommend booking this scan from a minimum 24 weeks gestation, with the optimum gestation age between 26-29 weeks.
Please note
While our gender confirmation scans are performed by fully-qualified, highly-experienced specialists, we would like to remind customers that no ultrasound scan can predict the sex of an unborn baby with 100% accuracy. The gender that we tell you will be based on the professional opinion of an obstetric ultrasound sonographer.

Scan Time & Baby’s Safety
Your Classic4D&Growth scan will last for approximately 5 minutes. As an ethical and regulated provider we comply with the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) guidelines, only scanning for as long as it necessitates to achieve the required diagnostic evaluation. Whilst we appreciate longer scan times promoted by other scan companies may seem appealing, the safety and wellbeing of your baby is paramount and should not be compromised.
Referral Procedure to NHS
In the event we identify matters of concern and it is considered a further detailed diagnostic assessment is required, a referral to your NHS GP/Midwife will be provided in accordance with our approved procedures. Referrals to NHS will only be provided when there is justified concern.
Re-scan Guarantee
The position of your baby may sometimes make 3D imagery and/or gender confirmation difficult to achieve. If this is the case, our sonographer may ask you to take a short stroll to encourage movement before continuing with your scan. If your baby is still camera-shy, you will be offered one complimentary re-scan visit on an alternate date to obtain the photographic imagery required to fulfil this package and/or to provide a confident gender depiction. Terms and Conditions apply.
Multiple Pregnancy Surcharge
A multiple pregnancy will require further scan time in order to conduct the detailed assessment required to obtain growth measurements of both babies, achieve gender depiction and to obtain 4D imagery; as such we charge an additional £40 to account for the extended appointment time allocated, and for the double quantity of souvenirs included in the package. It is recommended that this scan is performed between 22-26 weeks gestation for optimum results.
Sonographers & Regulation
All ultrasound scans are performed by qualified and experienced obstetric Sonographers registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
Guest Policy
We have seating for up 6 guests and children are most welcome.
The diagnostic evaluations obtained whilst conducting the Growth&Reassure™ and Growth&Presentation™ scans provide valuable insight into baby’s continual development and wellbeing, designed to compliment but not replace your NHS Dating/NT (12-14wks) and Anomaly scans (20 wks). Whilst each scan type has a specific purpose, gestation age criteria and defined reporting protocols, our qualified Sonographers have an ethical obligation to highlight, report and refer matters of concern which may be outside the scope/protocols of the performed scan. In some circumstances further NHS evaluation and screening may be required; however the gestation age criteria for such evaluations will be determined by your NHS Antenatal provider.
Pre-scan preparation
Arrive with a full bladder as this will assist with magnification of scan imagery. Please do NOT empty bladder prior to scan. Sugar in the blood stream will assist with baby’s movement. Remove any belly piercings in advance of your appointment. We will need to expose your abdomen during the scan, as such please consider wearing a two piece outfit in order that we may respect your dignity.
Optimum Gestation Age
The best 4D imagery is obtained when baby has plenty of room for movement and when there is ample fluid to project imagery; as such we recommend having your 4D scan between 26-29 weeks for optimum results.
What's Included: (All items will be ready for you to take home on the day)
Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan performed by Registered Qualified Obstetric Sonographers
Complimentary HDlive
4D Bonding Scan
(with AVI Video Clips)
2 x AVI Video Clips
growthAssure™ Scan
Custard & Crumble Goody Bag
4 x Colour 3D glossy photographs
growthAssure™ Report*  What's this?
photocloud™ with digital download of all scan photos (10-15) & 2 x AVI Video ClipsWhat's this?
1 x Large Photo Key Ring
Gender Evaluation 99.99% accurate (upon request)
Complimentary Rescan Guarantee  t&c’s apply
*growthAssure™ Report confirms: Growth Measurement & Weight, Placenta Position & Fluid Volumes, Heartbeat, Position of Baby & Gender Evaluation (upon request)
Optional Souvenirs
Want to take home a few extra gifts for the family? You may choose to purchase any of these souvenirs in addition to those included in your scan package:
Photos Colour 3D Glossy £3.00 each
USB Stick Scan Photos (10-15) £15.00
Disc Scan Photos (10-15) £10.00
Large Photo Key Ring £4.00 each
Photo Magnet £4.00 each
1x Gender Reveal Card £1.50 each
16” Pink Heartbeat Bunny £25.00 each
16” Blue Heartbeat Bunny £25.00 each
10” Heartbeat Elephant £20.00 each
16” Premium Grey Heartbeat Bear £25.00 each
16” Heartbeat Brown Patch Bear £25.00 each
16” Grey Floppy Ear Heartbeat Bunny £25.00 each
16” Heartbeat Elephant £25.00 each
Confetti Shooter £10.00 each
"Brilliant experience, I have never met nicer staff! The pictures are fab, strongly recommended." Kerry from Bristol (Classic4D™ scan at 27 weeks)
Safe Scan
Approved & Regulated Qualified Licensed Sonographers Advanced HDlive Technology Equipment Certified Safe Diagnostic & Souvenir Imaging
Souvenir Merchandise

Gifts & Souvenirs

Add your souvenirs at the Optional Gifts & Souvenirs stage of the online booking process, or tell your customer service representative which souvenir(s) you’re interested in when booking your scan by telephone.
"Came here for a gender scan, service was excellent so I booked an ultimate scan"
Leanna, Bristol
Ultimate4D™ at 25 weeks
"The packages displayed online were very clear and played a huge part in choosing First Encounters, it was brilliant, thanks again"
Kimberley, Bristol
Premier gender'N'growth™ at 16 weeks
"Wanted to find out gender before 20 week scan, excellent we will be coming back for a 4d scan"
Zoe, Bridgwater
Premier gender'N'growth™ at 16 weeks
"Very pleased, can’t believe how good they look"
Gemma, Cowbridge
Superior4D™ at 27 weeks


Sorry - this ultrasound scan package is not available right now.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we are only able to offer essential growth and wellbeing scans at the moment.

Please select one of the following options: earlyAssure™ Scan (8 to 13 weeks) Digital Growth&Wellbeing™ Scan (14 to 40 weeks)
with *Complimentary Gender *T&C’s apply