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Growth Scan

Baby's growth Scan

Growth scans are offered as part of the third-trimester growth spurt from sonographers across the country, including our team here at Ultrasound Plus. An NHS growth scan is only offered to those pregnant women who have a baby below the correct estimated fetal weight, whereas we can offer them to any pregnant women who would like one.

Whether this is because you need the reassurance of simply wanting a trimester growth scan so you can see your baby again, we can make a scan appointment for you.

Ultrasound scans are a great way to look at your baby’s body and get an accurate reading of your baby’s measurements. The third-trimester growth spurt is of interest to many parents, and our team is more than happy to provide your growth scan results and gestational age results to give to your midwife or GP.

If you would like to make an appointment for a third-trimester growth scan, contact our team here at Ultrasound Plus today. We have clinics in the following locations; London, Brentwood, Birmingham, Watford, Leicester, and Kingston upon Thames, meaning we are accessible to a large area. Book your appointment today.

What does a growth scan include?

Our ultrasound scan team can put your mind at ease when you come in to see us for your growth scan; we will welcome you into our scan room and discuss your baby’s development along with carrying out the growth scan and a wellbeing scan. Through the growth scan, we can work out your baby’s weight and abdominal circumference.

For further information on the growth scan and antenatal appointments, we offer you can get in touch with one of our sonographers.

Our growth scan appointments include the following;

Would You Like A Third Trimester Growth Scan?

Also known as a wellbeing or positioning scan, a private Growth Scan from Ultrasound Plus will provide you with the reassurance you need. We will be able to check the placental blood flow and also assess the risk of gestational diabetes.

The foetal growth scan is beneficial to look at 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 the baby at current gestation.

As this scan is available up to 38 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. Any immediate concerns will be relayed to you, which you need to discuss with your midwife.

only £69.00

(Includes booking deposit of £20)

*Please Note for Multiple Pregnancies, there is an additional charge of £25 added to your package

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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 38 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.

Book Your Growth Scan Today

Book now or email info@ultrasoundplus.co.uk for more information about this scan; our team are always more than happy to discuss your specific needs and requirements from our ultrasound department. Bear in mind that depending on your baby’s position, you may or may not get an entirely accurate reading of the size of your baby; if this is the case we will ask you to go for a walk. 

You will find out clinics in the following locations; London, Brentwood, Birmingham, Watford, Leicester, and Kingston upon Thames. Book your appointment today by giving one of our sonographers a call; we will be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and requirements.

only £69.00

(Includes booking deposit of £20)

*Please Note for Multiple Pregnancies, there is an additional charge of £25 added to your package

Growth Scan FAQs

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

“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