Pregnant women should get ultrasound scans regularly during their pregnancies to ensure that their unborn babies are showing improvement. The NHS provides routine scans between the 11th and 14th week of pregnancy to determine the expected number of babies and due date and between the 18th and 21st week to look for abnormalities. However, a private baby scan can be booked if you want more information or reassurance than what is provided during your NHS scan appointments.
We recommend a private pregnancy scan for the following reasons, especially if this is your first pregnancy or you are unsure if you might benefit from one:
Find Your Baby’s Gender
Finding out the gender of one’s unborn child is considered one of the most exciting aspects of pregnancy by many people planning on having children. Private prenatal scans can reveal the gender of your baby as early as 14 weeks into your pregnancy, well before the NHS scan at 20 weeks. This scan could also be beneficial if your NHS sonographer was unable to confirm the gender of the baby because the baby was in an awkward position.
It is fair that you would want some early comfort that everything is developing normally, specifically if you are concerned about the progression of your pregnancy or if you have experienced a miscarriage in the past. When you are seven weeks into your pregnancy, you can schedule a private ultrasound instead of waiting for your standard scan to be performed.
Even though your child is still in the beginning phases of their development, getting a reassurance scan can help set your mind at rest. It helps predict the date of pregnancy, determines the number of infants
Secure and Safe Procedure
The safety of an ultrasound-based examination of a baby cannot be compromised in any way. An ultrasound machine does not produce any radiation, in contrast to other types of radiological equipment. It generates sound waves, which then reflect off of one another to form an image on the screen.
This approach is quite safe for both your own health and the well-being of your developing kid. You don’t need to give it a second thought before scheduling a private baby scan because the process is risk-free, completely secure, and quite handy. Your baby won’t be harmed if you get multiple ultrasounds during pregnancy.
No matter your motivation for scheduling a private baby scan, Bump2Baby Scans service is flexible enough to work around your regular routine scans.