Early dating and reassurance scans from 6 to 12 weeks of your pregnancy.
Here at Imaginatal, our state-of-the-art private baby scanning clinics provide you with the opportunity for early viability scans and most importantly the opportunity to check up on your little one.
This scan makes sure that your pregnancy is developing the way it should, and where it should. We find that our early pregnancy scans offer parents-to-be wonderful peace of mind. This opportunity for early bonding also does wonders at releasing some of the tension that’s totally normal to experience in the early stages of pregnancy.
The cost for our Early Scan is £97
When you attend our clinic for your Early Scan we this is what you can expect from us:
If you are less than 9 weeks into your pregnancy, you should expect your scan to be transvaginal, as opposed to abdominal. This is medically recommended to get more accurate results and a clearer image. If this is the case, you aren’t required to attend your appointment with a full bladder. If you are 9-12+ weeks gestation your scan will be conducted abdominally, for this scan we ask you to attend with a full bladder.
Your appointment will be 20 minutes long, dedicated to achieving a successful scan and obtaining all the required images to determine the health of your pregnancy in these early days. Your scan report will be typed and emailed over to your personal email address shortly after your appointment.
All appointments are going ahead.
Please note that the following policies are in place for the safety of our patients and our staff.
**All adults are required to wear a face mask and complete NHS Track and Trace upon arrival.
**Mum plus five. You may attend the scan with five guests from your bubble.
**If you book an appointment and at any point feel uncomfortable attending, you can rearrange that appointment at any time, free of charge.
**lf you have any Covid symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms please inform clinic to move appointment. If you have any questions, please get in touch!
Just had my early pregnancy scan here. Such a wonderful clinic (Bristol), everything is very clean, and staff is so supportive and friendly. The entire process was pleasant, and I would very much recommend Imaginatal.
Magical experience and we felt very comfortable and welcomed. The clinic is so clean and new which makes the experience so much more stress-free in a pandemic! We would 100% recommend Imaginatal to all our friends and family.
Friendly, professional, and thorough. The scan itself was incredible with huge TVs to easily see the baby and top equipment to see so much more than you can at hospital. The scan pictures come like actual photos and get emailed to you too. Can’t recommend enough. I thought it would cost so much more but at £89 it’s affordable and worth every penny to put our minds at ease.
Really lovely staff and we thoroughly enjoyed our early reassurance scan – which did just what it is intended for – reassuring me that my pregnancy is progressing well. Thank you so much Imaginatal.
Not only is an early reassurance scan important to help you feel more reassured and comfortable in the knowledge that your baby is developing well. It is also a wonderful way to start creating that all-special bond between you and your child that will last a lifetime.
Another great benefit of viability scans is the ability to rule out any potential pregnancy complications as early as possible. This is particularly important especially if you’ve had a high-risk pregnancy in the past, previous pelvic surgical procedures, or if you are currently high-risk due to your age, BMI, lifestyle habits, or other factors.
The NHS offers only two routine scans, one in the first trimester, at around 12 weeks, and another one at around 20 weeks). On the other hand, a private clinic will be able to accommodate your request for a much earlier appointment.
At Imaginatal, we can scan you from your sixth week of pregnancy. This is an early reassurance scan, and that’s exactly what we aim to provide: a high-quality ultrasound, carried out by a skilled sonographer, to check on your baby and give you the peace of mind that you need and deserve.
How early can I have a pregnancy scan?
The earliest scan you can have an early pregnancy scan is from 6 weeks. Earlier than that and we might not be able to detect the baby’s heartbeat.
How accurate are early pregnancy scans?
The early assurance scans are highly accurate when performed at the appropriate stage of the pregnancy (from 6 weeks onwards). The accuracy also relies on the scan being performed by competent and qualified sonographers. Early pregnancy scans are especially accurate when performed trans-vaginally because the scan images obtained in this manner can show a significant amount of miniature developmental details of the early pregnancy stages.
Are early pregnancy scans safe?
Early pregnancy scans are performed by ultrasound, just like any other pregnancy scan. The only difference with early scans is that they are often transvaginal as opposed to abdominal – the procedure is completely safe for mother and baby.
When will I get the results for my reassurance scan?
You will get the results of your ultrasound the same day as your appointment. You will also receive a typed report on email to keep for your records.
Can early ultrasound scan detect if I have twins?
Yes, during in your early scan, you will be able to find out how many babies you will be expecting.
If the early pregnancy scan shows my baby is more likely to have a condition, what happens next?
We have clear referral procedures to the NHS Trust Hospitals. To pursue the referral pathway, we contact the EPM Department at your trust hospital on your behalf, initially. Then we give you their contact number and our official referral form to present to them.
Can I find out the gender of my baby during early pregnancy scan?
No, you will not be able to find out the gender of your baby during an early scan. You will be able to find out the gender of your baby from 15 weeks and 4 days.
When do you recommend having an early scan to learn as much as possible about my baby?
We recommend that an early scan should only be performed 6 weeks after the first day of your menstrual cycle. Ultrasound is not able to demonstrate conclusive results of a viable pregnancy prior to this time. Attending an early assurance scan too soon can result in causing unwarranted worry since the results on the day would be inconclusive and require a second visit to the clinic for a reassessment. It’s important to just ensure you book the scan at the correct time frame to get the most reassurance and information about the pregnancy.
Can early scan detect my baby’s heartbeat?
Yes, from 6 weeks gestation we will be able to detect your baby’s heartbeat via a transvaginal ultrasound. This is completely safe for your baby when performed with the correct equipment and by a competent sonographer.
If I can’t see my baby during early scan, what happens next?
If you can’t see your baby during your early scan, we will organise a rebooking of your scan completely free of charge.
Book your appointment at one of our locations to get clearest image for your first interactions with your little one.