(To be honest, when you check the prices, it is not as expensive as you might think.) Here is a rundown of the top reasons why you should consider private maternity scans.
Benefits of Private Maternity Scans There is nothing wrong with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, but some women want a little more when it comes to something as important as the birth of their child.
The vast majority of babies are born normal, however all women have a small risk of delivering a baby with a physical disability, and this possibility increases as you get older.
However, if you don’t wish to have the screening, we recommend that you have the early pregnancy scan instead – this will date your pregnancy and check that all is well.
Having an unfamiliar (and sometimes not so friendly) person scan your belly can be a harrowing experience for many women.
This is even though you don't actually conceive until 14 days after your LMP, or later than this if your cycle is longer than 28 days.
Our North East London baby scan clinic has loads of room for you to bring friends or family with you to share this wonderful experience.
Natalie and her team look forward to welcoming you, your family and of course your bump to our Walthamstow baby scan clinic and having the privilege of introducing you all to your baby.
The nuchal scan provides a screening for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome and is combined with a blood test.
It is also the first opportunity to reliably examine your baby’s anatomy as it is fully developed at around 12 weeks.