FAQs about 4D Baby Scans
If you are interested in our 3D and 4D ultrasound service and are committed to providing a service of the very highest standard we would like to hear from you.
Q) What is 4D Ultrasound?
A) The latest Ultrasound technology adds the fourth dimension of time to a 3D scan image resulting in a moving 3D image of your unborn child.
Q) Is 3D/4D Ultrasound scanning safe?
A) Ultrasound has been used for the last 40 years successfully. No proven risk are known to date. For updated information see Fetal Medicine Foundation & BMUS.
BabyScanStudio Ashford Ltd. is committed to ensure that your scan is being carried out safely.
Q) Who will perform my scan?
A) A fully qualified registered Sonographer with extensive Obstetric experience will carry out your 2D, 3D and 4D scans.
Q) What happens if my baby is in a poor position?
A) Should your baby be in a poor position to obtain clear 4D images the Sonographer will first try a few techniques to obtain the best image. If these are unsuccessful you may be asked to walk around in an effort to encourage your baby to move. We may try to re-scan you several times during the remaining clinic opening hours. If there isn't spare time in the clinic schedule or if the clinic is closing we will ask you to re-book for another day. You will not be charged for additional scanning time on your second visit.
Q) What if an unexpected abnormality is found?
A) Our baby scans are non-diagnostic and not performed as a check for foetal abnormalities. If however, any abnormality is detected by the Sonographer, she will explain their findings as fully as possible to you. And with your consent the Sonographer will speak directly with your GP or maternity unit and a report will be sent to your health professionals.
Q) When is the best time for a 4D scan?
A) The best time for a 4D scan is between 24 and 32 weeks of pregnancy (24 - 28 weeks for twins). Before 22 weeks your baby will look quite skeletal and frightening. After 34 weeks there is often not enough amniotic fluid around your baby for us to be able to produce a clear 3D image.
Q) Can I bring family and/or friends and/or children?
A) Yes. Sharing the 4D Scan experience is one of the most wonderful moments of your pregnancy, so we have seating for 5 extra family or friends in our scanning suite. We would ask that small children and babies be accompanied by at least one adult otherwise you may lose valuable scanning time, a play area is provided whilst you wait.
Q) Can you tell me the sex of my baby?
A) Yes, although we cannot guarantee 100%, the accuracy is still very high.
Q) What if I do not wish to know the sex of my baby?
A) No problem, just let the Sonographer know your wishes and she will respect them.
Q) Why come to us?
A) At the BabyScanStudio Ashford Ltd. we provide a discreet, personal and expert service using the latest in ultrasound technology. We offer a convenient service, we are open seven days a week, with a late night on Friday's, and provide a 24-hour telephone booking service. During your appointment you will be made to feel relaxed and comfortable.
We are a team of specialist experts in the fields of pregnancy and 4D baby scans.
Q) Do I need to pay a deposit?
A) We ask for a £30 deposit to secure your appointment. Appointments without a paid deposit will be cancelled 48 hours in advance unless a deposit is received. You may pay a deposit in cash by visiting our clinic.
Q) When do I need to pay?
A) We ask you to pay for your scan at the end of your appointment by cash, credit or debit card. We don't accept cheques.
Q) Does the 2D, 3D or 4D scan replace my NHS scan?
A) No, the scans BabyScanStudio Ashford Ltd. perform are non-diagnostic scan, with the sole purpose of allowing you time to bond with your baby.