Ultrasound scanning services at
London's Women’s Wellness Centre

Ultrasound scanning is a safe and painless screening tool and uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body’s internal organs as well as examining baby’s growth and development in pregnant women.

With our cutting edge technology and highly experienced Sonographers and Consultants, we are pleased to offer you a wide range of pregnancy scans or gynaecological scans.

Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans

Ultrasound scan is considered to be a safe, non-invasive and accurate investigation of baby’s wellbeing in pregnancy.
Ultrasound scans can confirm your baby’s development and health throughout the pregnancy.

We offer a full range of scans for all the stages of your pregnancy:

  • Early dating scan (6 to 11 weeks)
  • Pre-Harmony test scan (from 10 weeks)
  • Nuchal translucency scan with or without blood test (12 weeks)
  • Anomaly scan (20 weeks)
  • Wellbeing, growth and reassurance scan (13+ weeks)
  • 3D/4D scan (28 to 32 weeks)
  • Scans for twin and triplet pregnancy
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetal cardiac scans

Types of scans during pregnancy

There are many types of scans during pregnancy and there are different indications for this. We would recommend you schedule at least three routine ultrasound scans. The main benefits of pregnancy ultrasound are:
1. Early pregnancy scans (Dating scan/Viability Scan): 6-10weeks
To confirm the pregnancy (location of pregnancy, number of fetuses, viability/heart beat). The gestational sac is visualised as early as four and a half weeks of gestation. The embryo can be observed and measured by about five and a half weeks. Ultrasound at this stage can also confirm the location of pregnancy within the cavity of the uterus (normal) or out of uterine cavity (ectopic pregnancy).
  • To accurately date the pregnancy. This is particularly important for women who do not know the date of their last menstrual period, have an irregular cycle or have conceived whilst breastfeeding or soon after stopping the pill.
  • To diagnose multiple pregnancy. Approximately 2% of natural conceptions and 10% of assisted conceptions result in a multiple pregnancies.
  • To diagnose early pregnancy failure. Sadly, approximately 3% of women who attend for an early pregnancy scan will find that the fetus has died or has not developed. In this case we can arrange or advised as to other procedures that may be necessary.
2. First trimester scan: 11-13 weeks
The first trimester scan you should be offered is a Nuchal Translucency scan (NT Scan) between 11 and 13 weeks 6 days however the crown rum length (CRL) from the top of the baby’s head to the bottom of the spine should be within 45 and 84 mm. The main reason for the NT scan is to assess of likelihood of a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down syndrome, however the NT scan can also reveal other conditions. If this is your first scan, then dating the pregnancy and diagnosing multiple pregnancies are another purpose of first trimester scan.
3. Gender scan: after 16 weeks
This scan can detect the gender of your baby. This scan is usually performed after 16 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Confirm the gestation
  • Confirm Gender
Determination is about 97% accurate by ultrasound. It should be noted ultrasound cannot provide 100% confirmation, since in some occasions the images can be ambiguous or it is not possible to get good views.
4. Anomaly scan or mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan: 18-21 weeks
This scan is sometimes called the fetal anomaly scan as this is when your baby will be systematically screened. The main purpose of this scan is to look for structural abnormalities in your baby; these are also called fetal anomalies. Anomaly scan is a very detailed scan in which the Sonographer will carefully and thoroughly check your baby’s features, organs, skeletal system.
5. Wellbeing/Growth scan: 32-36 weeks
Usually, a scan in the third trimester is done to check how well the baby is growing. Sometimes, the doctor or midwife may suggest a scan if they think baby’s measurements are smaller or larger than expected for the stage of pregnancy. Other reasons for growth/ wellbeing scan are:
  • Monitoring fetal growth
  • Presentation of the baby (which way the baby is facing)
  • Monitoring blood flow to the baby and placenta (called Dopplers)
  • Position of placenta
  • Amount of fluid around the baby
  • Individual growth of babies in twins or triplets
6. Cervical length
A short cervix diagnosed by vaginal ultrasound has a good predictive value for preterm delivery, even in a low-risk pregnancy using vaginal ultrasound. Women with risk factors for early preterm delivery because of previous surgery to cervix or previous early delivery will have this scan regularly in the first half of pregnancy.
7. 3D/4D scans
These scans are a real treat. You get to see your baby in 3D for the first time. There can be unforgettable moments of seeing your baby yawning or with a thumb in its mouth. If you set good views these can be saved as a video to make this experience even more.
There are other specialist scans and procedures performed by our Fetal medicine Consultant specialists and Fetal Consultant cardiologist. Our team will be happy to discuss or advise you on these scans as indicated.

Select which Ultrasound scans you intend to book by using the form below

If you have any enquires or questions and you want more information about Ultrasound scanning during pregnancy or if you need a same-day appointment please do not hesitate to call us on 020 7751 4488.

Gynaecology Ultrasound Scans

Our gynaecologists frequently use scanning technology both as a highly efficient diagnostic tool to aid clinical management and a way to offer peace of mind screening at your annual well woman check-up.

The ultrasound specialists at the Centre are a very experienced team of both senior Sonographers and medical specialists:

Gynaecology scans include:

  • Early pregnancy scan to exclude ectopic pregnancy
  • Comprehensive gynaecology scan (looking systematically at the womb, tubes and ovaries)
  • Follicle tracking (natural and ovulation treatment cycle)
  • HyCoSy (hysterosalpingo contrast sonography)-a fertility scan using contrast to check if fallopian tubes are open and not blocked)
  • Ovarian cancer screening test (with blood test for CA125)

If you have any enquires or questions and you want more information about Ultrasound scanning during pregnancy or Gynaecology Ultrasound Scans  please do not hesitate to call us on 020 7751 4488 or email us by using the button below.

We are more than happy to help you!

Bina Bhawan

Senior Sonographer

Elena Lesyk

Senior Sonographer

Find out more on our wide range of packages,
all designed to give you comprehensive health care with total peace of mind.

PREGNANCY SCAN PACKAGE

Specifically designed for women wishing to have extra scans during their pregnancy. The timings of the scans are flexible and can be at any stage of pregnancy.

£400

EARLY PREGNANCY ASSESSMENT PACKAGE

Including an early pregnancy ultrasound scan, this is designed specifically for women wishing to get a full picture of their first stages of pregnancy.

£195

PEACE OF MIND PACKAGE

Designed to complement and support women having their care and delivery with the NHS, by offering convenient appointment times in an environment designed purely with their needs in mind.

£865