Please drink 2 extra glasses of water every day starting the week before your scan this will help to keep you well hydrated. Try not to poke and prod your baby most don’t like it.
Try to find half an hour a day to relax gently stroke and massage your bump get dad to join in, pop on some soothing music.
On day of scan have a meal around 2hrs before you arrive with us.
10-20mins before your 4d scan have some chocolate/sweets, fizzy pop, fresh orange, this will hopefully help to get baby moving.
If you would like to add your own music as backing to your DVD thats great. All music on cd
If your traveling over 45mins please try to arrive 15- 30 mins early take a walk, or pop into the Sherwin Arms pub Bramcote Island,have a long cold full sugar drink and bar snack.
Please bring along your hospital notes.
Any problems please give us a ring 0115 8776945
What happens in a 4D scan
We start off in 2D mode similar to your hospital scan and the Doctor or Sonographer will check that all is well with baby - please note we do not look for abnormalities but if we see something that we feel could be a problem we will explain fully and even speak to your Doctor or midwife on your behalf.
You will show you your baby's heart beating and at this point we can look for babys sex. This is done from 3 angles and we will explain fully why we think it's a boy or girl. If you do not want to discover the sex of your baby we simply won't look.
Next we will position the baby ready for 4D. 4D is dependent on the position your baby is in, either profile or full face, and the amount of fluid in front of the face - the more fluid the better the scan images are.
You will see baby’s movements and facial expressions. It is difficult to say whether baby is awake or sleeping as they move all the time and its rare to see their eyes open, occasionally we may see them blink.If baby is laying face down or is tucked behind your placenta it will be hard to get good images and if this is the case we will ask you to change position or even take a walk, eat more chocolate and have a drink to hopefully encourage babies movement.
If your baby's position is good, a box will appear around your baby's face, lay back and relax for the most breath taking and precious time as we... celebrate your miracle of life.
We offer one free rescan on all our 4D baby scan packages.
4D ultrasound depends on the position of baby and the amount of fluid around babies face.
Sometimes baby is lying in such a position that it is impossible to obtain any imaging, if this is the case we will automatically rebook you for a rescan.
We try really hard to obtain the best possible imaging but if your baby is snuggled in and wont move we will not be able to get you any pictures.
Our FREE RESCAN is offered on the understanding that you acknowledge that we are unable to guarantee babies position will be good for 4D.
Free rescans do not have any monitory value and cannot be passed on or sold to a 3rd party.
Technology and Safety
Ultrasound is very high frequency sound waves, well above the perception of the human ear. 3D and 4D ultrasound uses the same technology as 2D ultrasound.
- 2D ultrasound gives imaging in 2 dimensions and is used in diagnostic examinations.
- 3D ultrasound gives images in 3-dimensions, still pictures.
- 4D ultrasound gives imaging in the fourth dimension, giving us real-time movement of your baby in the womb.
Voluson 4D scanner
Our ultrasound scanner is basically a very powerful computer, its processor interprets the reflected high frequency sound waves into 3D pictures and adds the fourth-dimension to give us real time imaging.
We take safety very seriously and have adopted the A.L.A.R.A protocol when scanning: As Low As Reasonably Achievable. We also follow BMUS new guidelines for non-diagnostic bonding scans, which means we have lowered the output levels on our Voluson and do not scan before 16 weeks, or repeat measurements/screening done on your hospital scan.
At all times we endeavour to say abreast of all safety studies and reports reviewed by the "British Medical Ultrasound Society".
We strongly advise that you have attended your hospital anomaly scan before your visit to us.
Please feel free to ask advise from your own Dr or Midwife about visiting us.
Duty of care
We are a 4D Ultrasound baby Bonding Studio and as such do not carry out any diagnostic or clinical scanning.
Our staff are trained in all aspects of foetal ultrasound and in the very unlikely event of finding a problem we will explain as fully as we are able and will speak to your midwife or Dr on your behalf.
Fully qualified and registered Sonographers also working within our local hospitals.
We carry fully comprehensive insurance.
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