The GenderGrowth&Wellbeing™ scan can be conducted between 16 and 32 weeks gestation (after your initial NHS appointment). This reassurance scan focuses on checking the development and wellbeing of your unborn baby.
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 Foetal Assessment Report, providing valuable information for you to share with your midwife.
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.
Complimentary gender evaluation is included providing you are a minimum of 16 weeks gestation on the day of your scan (as defined by your NHS dating scan). Subject to baby presenting in a conducive position to confirm sex.
Secret Gender Option:
Should you wish for the gender element to be conducted in a secret format to be revealed at a later date with family and friends, please ensure you select the ‘Secret’ Book Now option. When this option is selected, we will conduct the first part of you scan with the viewing screens turned off to avoid gender being revealed.
The viewing screens will then be turned back on for the remaining duration of your scan. Gender depiction will be documented on the foetal assessment report and an image displaying gender will be supplied on photocloud. A complimentary Gender Reveal Scratch Card will be provided for the purpose of the secret reveal.