"Our experience at First Encounters was second to none. After experiencing 5 losses, I was incredibly emotional and anxious about the scan, but every lady that I came in to contact with was absolutely wonderful. They were all so kind and patient with me and really reassuring throughout. I felt at ease around them and felt as though I could ask questions and get honest feedback, delivered kindly. We were so lucky that this time, our scan was a positive experience and I have no doubt that the environment created by First Encounters supported this."
Ellie - Google 5 Star

What's included:

(All items will be ready for you to take home on the day)
Safe Scan
Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan
Performed by registered qualified obstetric sonographers.
Scan Report
Digital Foetal Assessment Report
Scan Photos
3 x Complimentary Black & White Glossy Photos
Scan Photos
1 x Complimentary Video Clip Displaying Visible Heartbeat
Safe Scan
photocloud™ with Digital Download of All 2D Scan Imagery
What's this?

Optional Souvenirs

Growth Measurements Include:

  • HC (Head Circumference)
  • FL (Femur Length)

Wellbeing Observations Include:

  • Visual Heartbeat
  • Observed Movement
  • Placental Position
  • Amniotic Fluid Volume
  • Position of Baby

Detailed Description

The Date&Wellbeing™ scan is an early pregnancy scan specifically designed for expectant parents who are seeking reassurance after attending their first NHS scan. It functions as both a date scan and a wellbeing scan, so we’ll check how far along you are and make sure your little one is developing as expected.

During the scan, your fully-qualified obstetric sonographer will measure baby's head (HC - head circumference) and leg (FL - femur length) to establish growth development, calculating gestation age and EDD, along with wellbeing observations of visual heartbeat, visual movement, placental site, amniotic fluid volume and position of baby. All of this information will be documented in the form of a Digital Foetal Assessment Report.

Please note

Audible heartbeat is only available after 16 weeks for safety reasons.
Your 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.
Digital Foetal Assessment Report
Your Digital Foetal Assessment Report will confirm:
  • HC & FL Measurement
  • Gestation Age
  • Visual Heartbeat
  • Visual Movement
  • Placental Site
  • Amniotic Fluid Volume
  • Position of Baby
Scan Time & Baby’s Safety
Your Date&Wellbeing™ 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
In the unlikely event that we are unable to obtain any aspects of the diagnostic evaluation required to fulfil the requirements of the Date&Wellbeing™ scan, you will be provided with a complimentary re-scan to be performed at a later date in order that we may conclude our evaluation. T&C's apply.
Multiple Pregnancy Surcharge
A multiple pregnancy will require further scan time in order to conduct the detailed assessment of multiple foetus; as such we charge an additional £50 per foetus to account for the extended appointment time allocated.
Sonographers & Regulation
All ultrasound scans are performed by qualified and experienced obstetric Sonographers registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
Guest Policy
Due to the sensitive nature of baby scans and potential unexpected findings, we strongly encourage you to consider the purpose of your chosen scan and the appropriate nature of guests in attendance in particular children attending the examination room. We have re-designed our clinic to provide a purpose built private viewing room to accommodate additional guests from which we can appropriately control what is displayed and observed. Our guest policy now permits up to four guests to accompany you into the examination room including ‘where appropriate’ closely supervised children; with a further five additional guests including children (supervised under the age of 16 years) permitted into the private viewing room where they can view your scan on a large screen with audio. (Max 9 Guests across two rooms).
The diagnostic evaluations obtained whilst conducting the Date&Wellbeing™ scan provide valuable insight into baby’s development and wellbeing, designed to compliment but not replace your NHS Dating/NT (12-14wks). Whilst this scan 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. 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.
Safe Sacan
  • Reputable, Well-Established Provider
  • Qualified Licensed Sonographers
  • Advanced HDlive Technology
  • Equipment Certified Safe
  • Diagnostic & Souvenir Imaging
  • Diagnostic & Souvenir Imaging