12 Week Baby Scan

Your 12-week ultrasound scan is the 1st of the 2 routine pregnancy scans you’re offered on the NHS. It’s officially known as the ‘dating scan’ because it’s used to give you your baby’s due date.

What does a 12-week dating scan check for.

The purpose of the scan is to check:

  • When your baby is due. An ultrasound scan is a much more accurate way of predicting your baby’s gestation (how far along in the pregnancy you actually are) than counting from the date of your last period
  • Whether you’re having twins, triplets or more.
  • Whether there’s a heartbeat and if the skull, limbs, organs, and umbilical cord are developing normally.
  • What the position of the placenta is, and how it’s developing.
  • Your baby’s NT or nuchal translucency. This is a part of your scan that you can opt out of but, combined with a blood test, this measurement of the fluid at the back of your baby’s neck can give you an indication of your baby’s risk of Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome.

Early Gender Scan

From 15 Weeks - £69

Trio Scan Package

From 7-24 Weeks - £180

This scan package gives you the freedom to see your baby growing between the 7 weeks gestation period up to 24 weeks. You can choose to have the following scans included:

Add-ons and Extras

Reassurance Scans

Get a reassurance scan done in the from 7 weeks of pregnancy for peace of mind.

NIPT Tests

We offer a thorough NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening) Blood Test from 9 weeks.

FAQs

Not sure about something? See our frequently asked questions.

We are based in Leicester but cover all surrounding areas including Leicestershire, Birmingham, Nottingham, Coventry, Derby, and the rest of The Midlands.