COVID-19 (coronavirus): We are now providing “Essential” Growth, Reassurance & Wellbeing Scans. BOOK YOUR SCAN
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simplyGender Maximum Number of Guests is 6


2D Baby Sexing Scan
16 - 32 Weeks
10 Minute Appointment
5 Minute Ultrasound Scan
Only: £55.00
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simplyGender™ Overview

Available from 16 weeks gestation, simplyGender™ is a cost-effective baby sexing scan – the perfect option for expectant parents who simply want to know the sex of their baby without any additional frills. You and up to six guests are welcome to watch as we discover the gender of your little one in live 2D footage, viewed on a large HD LED screen in the spacious and relaxed environment of our scanning room. Our experienced sonographer will perform visual checks for both heartbeat and movement, and we will produce two black and white printed 2D glossy photographs that you can take home as souvenirs of your experience.

The Growth&Reassure upgrade option provides the opportunity to enhance the diagnostic nature of this scan, with your fully-qualified obstetric Sonograpgher conducting growth measurements and weight calculation in addition to establishing placental position, observation of amniotic fluid volume, identifying position of baby and obtaining audible heartbeat. This information including gender confirmation will be documented on to a growthAssure™️ report providing valuable documented evidence of baby’s development.
Please note
You must be a minimum of 16 weeks gestation as determined by your NHS dating scan for a gender scan to be conducted. An ultrasound scan cannot guarantee the sex of your baby with 100% accuracy. However, all scans are performed by qualified and highly experienced obstetric ultrasound sonographers who provide their professional opinion based on the imagery obtained.

Scan Time & Baby’s Safety
Your simplyGender 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 can on occasions be such that gender depiction is difficult to achieve. On the rare occasion gender cannot be established, you would be offered one complimentary re-scan visit on an alternate date, subject to the NHS Dating Scan records evidencing your gestation age to be a minimum of 16 weeks at the date of scan. T&C's apply
Multiple Pregnancy Surcharge
A multiple pregnancy will require further scan time in order to conduct the detailed assessment required to achieve gender depticion; as such we charge an additional £25 to account for the extended appointment time allocated, and for the double quantity of souvenirs included in the package.
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.
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)
1 x Gender Reveal Scratch Card
Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan performed by Registered Qualified Obstetric Sonographers
2 x Black & White 2D glossy photographs
Wellbeing Observation Report*  What's this?
Custard & Crumble Goody Bag
Gender Evaluation 99.99% accurate
Complimentary Rescan Guarantee  t&c’s apply
*Wellbeing Observation Report confirms: The Sex and Position of Baby, Heartbeat, Movement, Placental Site and Fluid Volume. Please note that ‘Wellbeing’ does not constitute ‘Growth’, as such you should consider the Gender&Growth. option should you wish to check on baby’s measurements.
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:
4DGlimpse Upgrade £10.00.
Photos Black & White 2D Glossy £3.00 each
USB Stick Scan Photos (5-10) £15.00
Disc Scan Photos (5-10) £10.00
Photocloud with Scan Photos (5-10) & 2 x AVI Video Clips £10.00
Large Photo Key Ring £4.00 each
Photo Magnet £4.00 each
16” Heartbeat Brown Patch Bear £25.00 each
16” Pink Heartbeat Bunny £25.00 each
16” Blue Heartbeat Bunny £25.00 each
10” Heartbeat Elephant £20.00 each
16” Grey Floppy Ear Heartbeat Bunny £25.00 each
16” Premium Grey Heartbeat Bear £25.00 each
16” Heartbeat Elephant £25.00 each
Gender Reveal Cards £1.50 each
Confetti Shooter £10.00 each
"Value for money, friendly staff, very reassuring." Jenny from Port Talbot (simplyGender™ scan at 21 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