Your Private Ultrasound Scan
At Window to the Womb
When you book an ultrasound scan with Window to the Womb you can rest assured that the health and well-being of you and your baby are our primary concern. Establishing that your pregnancy is developing normally is the primary purpose of any of our scans.
You can also be confident that all of our sonographers are fully qualified and registered diagnostic medical professionals, so you are in good hands.
Putting you & your baby's health first
Clinics & sonographers professionally registered
Fully trained medical sonographers
Diagnostic or souvenir scans
A diagnostic ultrasound scan puts the health of you and your baby first. The scan comprises of a health or well-being check designed to confirm that your pregnancy is developing as expected. All scans at Window to the Womb are diagnostic.
Gender confirmation can be added to diagnostic scans and is completed after the health and well-being checks
4D scan rendering can be added to diagnostic scans and is completed after the health and well-being checks
Scan photos & videos can be recorded
If there is anything you need to be aware of your sonographer will explain this to you. We have established pathways for ongoing either in the NHS or privately.
You will always have a scan assistant present during your scan to record diagnostic information and offer support to you and the sonographer.
A souvenir ultrasound scan does not put the health of you and your baby first. The scan is completed just to gather pictures and videos and is often not carried out by a trained healthcare professional. Window to the Womb never complete scans just for souvenir purposes.
Gender confirmation does not come with any other health / well-being checks
4D scans are for images and movies. No health checks are completed.
The scan technician may not notice something is wrong with baby and very often have no connections for ongoing care and treatment.
The scan technician is normally the only person in the room as there are no medical reports.
Your scan at Window to the Womb
Before you arrive
Please eat and drink as normally before your scan but please arrive having had a couple of glasses of cold water so that you are well hydrated. This improves image quality and helps to get baby moving.
If you are 20 weeks pregnant or less please come with a reasonably full bladder (not so that you are uncomfortable though!).
Our clinics are all large and comfortable; please feel free to bring up to 5 members of your family of friends with you to your scan.
Please aim to arrive about 10 minutes before your appointment time. This will allow plenty of time for you to park your car and then make yourself comfortable in the clinic.
When arriving for your scan appointment, you will be greeted by one of our friendly Scan Assistants who will accompany you throughout your appointment with us. You will be asked to fill in our consent form and will be given a copy of our Terms and Conditions. A this point you will be shown further information on ultrasound and the scan package that you have chosen.
We will also ask for some extra details about your pregnancy to ensure our sonographer and team are completely informed about the reason for your visit. This will take place prior to the start of your scan. You and your family can then just relax before going into the scan room.
As the primary purpose of any ultrasound scan at Window to the Womb is the health and well-being of mother and baby, your scan will be conducted by one of our expert sonographers.
We ensure that we provide you with the most professional care and accurate diagnostic results.
The diagnostic checks in every scan include: confirmation of single or multiple pregnancy; heartbeat confirmed and visualised; detection of some abnormalities; showing the position of your baby and placenta and checking that your baby is growing normally.
You will also be provided with a copy of your Well-being Report for future reference.
If you have opted for additional services (gender or 4D rendering) this will be completed after the diagnostic well-being checks.
We use both male and female sonographers in our clinics, all of whom are fully qualified. If you have any preference about your scan being completed by a particular gender of sonographer, please advise your clinic either as part of your booking or immediately afterwards.