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What’s included in the Sapphire 3D/4D scan package?

3D black and white images in mounted card frame
3D colour download images
Growth report, includes estimated weight of baby at current gestation
Wellbeing assessment includes position of baby and placental position
Complimentary gender confirmed if requested
Children, family & friends welcome
30 minute appointment
No GP referral required

Would you like to meet your baby while they’re still in the womb? Ultrasound Plus use revolutionary 3D/4D ultrasound technology to provide unparalleled levels of clarity, allowing you to see your baby in breathtaking detail!

3D/4D ultrasounds allow you to see your baby in lifelike moving and still images...

Our Sapphire scan package is a great choice for parents-to-be who want to take their scan footage home with them. In addition to the appointment itself, this package includes a DVD that you can treasure forever, plus a number of colour and black/white images to show to friends and family.

All of our baby scans are carried out by qualified sonographers with years of experience. Your sonographer will provide you with a full report on your unborn child’s wellbeing – please be sure to share this information with your GP or healthcare provider.

Reasons to have a 3D/4D ultrasound scan

Seeing your child in 3D/4D vision is a great way to bond and feel closer to your unborn baby. Our Sapphire scan package includes a DVD of your scan footage that you can take home and watch again and again – you could even show it your child once they’re all grown up to see how far they’ve come!

This scan package also includes growth measurements and a weight estimate, as well as a check of the baby’s position. All of this helps us to ensure that your pregnancy is proceeding as planned with no complications on the horizon.

Further Information

3D images are still images, while 4D footage shows the movement of your baby in real time. The intensity of a 3D/4D scan is similar to that of a standard 2D ultrasound scan, yet it gives you a whole new way to feel closer to your child.

Saphire Scan

Book now or email for more information about this scan.

Additional Extras

3D Keyring
2D/3D Keyring £6.00
3D Fridge Magnet
2D/3D Fridge Magnet £4.00
A6 3D B/W Image
A6 2D/3D B/W Image £5.00
4 x 6 3D Colour Images
4 x 6 3D Colour Images £6.00
CD with 3D Colour Images
CD with 3D Colour Images £15.00
3D colour download images £6.00
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
Canvas with 3D Image
Canvas with 3D Image £30.00
4D DVD £10.00

3D/4D ultrasound FAQs

When is the best time to get a 3D/4D ultrasound?

We would recommend booking your ultrasound for between 25 to 32 weeks to obtain the best images of your baby. For multiple pregnancies, we would recommend between 18 to 24 weeks so there is more room to see your babies. At this stage, the baby/babies are big but still have enough space to move around.

How can I get the best 3D/4D ultrasound images?

3D and 4D ultrasounds rely on the size and position of your baby, the amount of fluid around the baby and/or maternal abdominal fat. Therefore, a few things can be done to obtain the clearest 3D baby scan images. For example, if the baby is not in the right position, we will ask you to take a short walk or move around to encourage the baby to move. If this does not improve the baby’s position after this, we will schedule a further appointment at no extra cost.

What happens if you cannot get 3D/4D images of the baby during the appointment?

If your baby or babies do not feel up to a photoshoot on the day of the scan, after a minimum of 2 attempts, we will invite you back another day at no extra cost. Patients are advised that they will be charged a minimum of £80 for the reassurance side of the package at the first appointment but will not be charged for any rescan dates following. Additional keepsakes will be charged separately upon purchase.

If, after numerous attempts, we still cannot provide the 3D/4D package as requested, with your consent we will downscale the package to a basic version. If no 3D/4D imagery can be obtained, your package can be reduced to a 2D package, with the minimum being a reassurance scan.

Why are 3D and 4D ultrasounds performed earlier for multiple pregnancies?

Because multiple babies take up more room in your womb, it is harder to obtain good 3D/4D imagery of them during your scan. It is quite common that with multiple pregnancies, at least one baby will be in a difficult position. Therefore, it is recommended to perform a 3D/4D earlier in these circumstances to gain the best images or video of both babies.

Are there any risks to the baby during 3D/4D ultrasounds?

3D ultrasounds and 4D ultrasounds pose no risk to the baby. Ultrasound technology has been around for over 30 years and is believed to be a very safe method of looking at an unborn foetus in the womb.
Research has proven 3D/4D scans provide additional psychological and health benefits for both parents and child. In 2010, the HPA also issued a report explaining that parents should be made aware of any uncertainties in a 4D scan. So, if you do have any concerns, please consult your GP, midwife or our sonographers prior to your scan about the safety of the ultrasound.

How many guests/children can come with me?

We’re happy for friends and family to attend your appointment with you. We are able to facilitate up to five guests at one appointment.

Who will perform my 3D/4D ultrasound?

Your 3D ultrasound or 4D ultrasound will be performed by one of our qualified sonographers who are qualified with diagnostic ultrasound scanning experience. They are all either accredited by the Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council, Society of Radiographers or the Royal College of Midwives and work within the NHS alongside their role at Ultrasound Plus.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Make sure you bring along your hospital notes to help assist our sonographers if you require a referral.

Will you advise me of any abnormalities spotted during my ultrasound?

If any abnormalities are found during your 3D/4D scan, we will be sure to discuss this with you in full. We will also provide a full report for you to forward to your health practitioner. However, please note that our ultrasounds do not replace the ones provided by the NHS and you should still go to these.

Do I still need to visit the NHS if I had a scan with you?

Yes, you still need to go to your NHS scans even if you’ve had a 4D or 3D scan with us. Ultrasound Plus provides a complimentary service which works alongside the NHS.
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