Please drink 2 extra glasses of water every day starting the week before your 4d 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 of4D 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 that's great. All music on cd
If your traveling over 45mins please try to arrive 15 mins early and have a walk around just to try and get baby to wake up., Please bring along your hospital notes. Please note due to new health & safety regs we can only allow upto 5 guests in scan room, not including your children.
Any problems please give us a ring 0115 8776945
Can my baby be hurt in any way?
No. Despite extensive studies over the last 30 years ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby.
When is the best time for my scan?
Between 22 - 25 weeks all of baby can be seen on screen, but the features aren't distinct as baby is just starting to lay down fat, but you can get to see all baby's movements together. At 27-3O weeks your baby has a chubby face and for pics of facial characteristics this would be the best time.
I don't want to know my baby's sex, can I still have a scan?
Yes, just let our staff know before your scan.
What if you find a problem?
All our clients must have had a diagnostic hospital scan as this substantially reduces the risk of our finding problems. We do not look for defects but there is a very small possibility that we may find something. When this situations arises we handle it with the same professional restraint typically see in all diagnostic settings.
Will I need to drink a lot of water?
No, eat and drink as usual, you do not need a full bladder. To hydrate your body drink 2 extra glasses of water a day for 6/7 days, this will help us get better results.
How long will my appointment last?
Our appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes, but if baby is not co-operating it could take longer. Our aim is to get the best possible views of your baby.
Can I bring family and friends?
You may bring upto 5 guest not including yourself and partner to share in your 'miracle of life' bonding scan.
What if you can't get a scan of my baby or it's not very good?
Many things are important in getting good clear images of your baby.
We use a state-of-the-art Voluson 730ultrasound scanner that is used in most bonding studios.
Fetal position plays a large part and we do all we can to encourage baby to turn our way for the best pictures. To encourage babies activities we suggest a little fresh orange juice or lemonade just before your appointment, but no caffeine or a heavy meal.
If for any reason we are unable to do your scan at your appointment time we encourage you to take a stroll around before trying again, if that doesn't work we will rearrange your appointment and try again.