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growthAssure

GrowthAssure™

2D Growth, Reassurance & Wellbeing Scan
14 - 32 Weeks
5 Minute Appointment
5 Minute Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan
Only: £79.00
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Scan Overview

The GrowthAssure™ scan is designed to obtain growth measurements and perform wellbeing checks on your baby after your initial NHS dating scan. This ultrasound scan is available between 14 weeks and 32 weeks gestation, and is ideal for those expectant parents who seek a regular detailed diagnostic evaluation of your baby’s development.

This pregnancy dating scan has been specifically adapted for optimum safety during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Scan time is limited to a maximum of 5 minutes, and all staff will be wearing an approved level of PPE for your protection. Your scan report and imagery will be sent to you digitally to support infection control measures.

Detailed Description

The GrowthAssure™ scan can be conducted between 14 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 growthAssure™ Report, providing valuable information for you to share with your midwife.

Your dating 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, possibly leading to an inconclusive evaluation.

What's included

  • Audible Heartbeat Trace
  • Pregnancy Dating
  • Growth Measurements & Weight
  • Visualised Movement
  • Placental Position & Fluid Volume
  • Position of Baby
  • Digital Pregnancy Report
  • Digital Imagery & AVI Video Clip on photocloud™

Terms & Conditions

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this GrowthAssure™ ultrasound scan is subject to a number of special terms and conditions:
COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic Special Measures
This scan has been specifically developed for optimum safety during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, with the primary purpose of this scan being to achieve an essential diagnostic evaluation of your unborn baby. Scan time is limited to a maximum of 5 minutes in an attempt to reduce the risk of infection during the examination. All staff will be wearing an approved level of PPE for your protection, and your scan report and imagery will be sent to you digitally to support infection control measures. Full details of our special procedures will be emailed along with your appointment confirmation. Please be aware that none-essential ‘bonding & souvenir’ scans breach the social distancing measures (law in Wales) as defined at the Amber phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic, however, the provision of essential diagnostic baby scans performed by qualified obstetric sonographers is permitted.
Scan Time & Baby’s Safety
Your GrowthAssure™ 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
This scan is excluded from our Guarantee to minimise the chance of virus transmission from staff to client and vice versa through repeat visits.
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 £20 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
During the pandemic we are permitting a maximum of one adult guest to accompany you into the examination room. Face masks will be compulsory for all visitors attending the clinic and during the examination your guest must remain seated within the 2 metre physical distancing zone. At this time additional family members and children are not permitted inside the clinic, however they are welcome to view your scan through the window from outside the building, where it can be watched on a large screen with audio displayed from our private viewing room.
Advisory
The diagnostic evaluations obtained whilst conducting our growth and wellbeing 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.
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
growthAssure™ Report*  What's this?
photocloud™ with digital download of all 2D scan imagery What's this?
*growthAssure™ Report confirms: Growth Measurement & Weight, Placenta Position & Fluid Volumes, Heartbeat & Position of Baby
Optional Souvenirs
You can choose to purchase any of the following gifts to complement your growth and wellbeing scan:
Photos Black & White 2D Glossy £3.00 each
4DGlimpse Upgrade £10.00.
16” Heartbeat Teddy of Choice £25.00 each
10” Heartbeat Teddy of Choice £20.00 each
"Kind, considerate and conscientious service. Very thorough. Would definitely recommend." Rebecca from Cardiff (growthAssure™ scan at 15 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