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What does a growth scan include?

A detailed growth assessment report
Placental assessment with Doppler and liquor volume
Estimated weight of baby at current gestation
2 x 2D black and white images in a mounted card frame
Complimentary gender confirmed if requested
Children, family & friends welcome
15 minute appointment
No GP referral required

Would you like to check just how well your baby is growing?

Also known as a wellbeing or positioning scan, a private Growth Scan from Ultrasound Plus will providing you with the reassurance you need.

The foetal growth scan is particularly useful when there is any concern about the growth/size of your baby, especially for women when have had complications, growth restriction or diabetes. Your baby’s head, abdomen, thigh bone will be assessed, alongside the amount of amniotic fluid, doppler study and weight of baby at current gestation.

As this scan is available up to 36 weeks gestation, depending on the baby’s size, the 2D images you receive with this scan may not always be as clear. Therefore, if you’re most interested in the images, we recommend booking this appointment sooner rather than later.

All of our scans are performed by professional sonographers who also work at the NHS, so you can be sure you will be in good hands. We advise that anything found during your private growth scan is reported to your GP/Healthcare provider.

What is the purpose of a growth scan?

During your third trimester, you may be wondering just how big your baby is getting. A growth scan, offered between 24 to 36 weeks gestation assesses the baby’s head, abdomen and femur. It will then estimate the baby’s foetal weight, and measure how much amniotic fluid surrounds the baby. Your placental position will also be identified and a doppler study is available upon request. We can also let you know your baby’s gender during your scan if you would like this.

Groth Scan

Book now or email for more information about this scan.

Additional Extras

A6 B/W Image
A6 B/W Image £5.00
2D Keyring
2D Keyring £6.00
2D Fridge Magnet
2D Fridge Magnet £4.00
Heartbeat Bear
Heartbeat Bear £20.00
Glitter frame with 3D Image
Baby scan glitter frame £10.00
Boy/Girl glitter frame with 3D Image
Boy/Girl glitter frame £10.00
Boy/Girl glitter frame with 3D Image
Boy/Girl glitter frame with 2D/3D Image £15.00
Confetti Cannon
Confetti Cannon £12.00

Growth Scan FAQs

How accurate are growth scan weights?

We strive to be as accurate as possible at our Ultrasound Plus clinics. Our foetal weight analysis is an estimate based on a variety of measurements taken during your scan, so it can be used as a guideline for how much your baby may weigh.

Should I have a growth scan at 33 weeks +?

A growth scan is beneficial any time between 24 to 36 weeks gestation. Understanding how well your baby is growing will help prepare you for the birth.

How much should I drink before my appointment?

We recommend you drink at least 1 litre of water 20 minutes or more prior to your appointment. The pressure from the bladder will ensure to push the baby’s head from the pelvis. we gain a clearer picture of the baby.

Who will perform my growth scan?

Your growth scan will be performed by one of our qualified sonographers. Each of our sonographers are accredited by either the Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council, Society of Radiographers or the Royal College of Midwives.

Do I need to bring anything along to my appointment?

If you have any hospital notes about your pregnancy, please do bring these along to your appointment.

Do I still need to visit the NHS if I had a scan at Ultrasound Plus?

Yes, you still need to visit the NHS even if you’ve had a scan with Ultrasound Plus. Our services are complimentary alongside your routine scans.

What happens in terms of referrals?

Prior to your appointment, we will provide you with a registration form which will also require your GP/midwife’s details. It is your responsibility to let them know the results of your scan.

How many guests/children can come with me to my growth scan?

If you would like to bring guests along to your scan, we can fit up to five friends and family in the room with you during your appointment. Just let us know beforehand so we can facilitate your request.
Ultrasound Plus testimonials
"We have now had 3 scans at the Brentwood branch, and the staff are lovely! This has been our favourite private clinic.. the sonographer Teresa is lovely, she explains everything in so much detail and doesn’t rush through the scan! No doubt we will be back again before our baby comes."Hayley Kitt
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