5 reasons to have an early reassurance scan

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Early pregnancy is an extremely exciting but nerve-wracking time. Perhaps you’re a first-time mum, venturing into a new phase of your life, or maybe you’ve experienced pregnancy complications in past. Either way, it’s natural to feel apprehensive about your pregnancy and the health of your unborn child – which is why many women now choose to have an early reassurance scan.

Two scans are currently offered as part of the NHS, one at 12 weeks to calculate a due date and one at 20 weeks to check for anomalies. However, for an anxious mum-to-be, this can seem like a very long time to wait. You need a little reassurance and something to put your mind at rest. An early pregnancy scan – such as those available at Hello Baby – are a fantastic way to do this.

In today’s blog, we explore this particular type of scan in more detail and outline the top five reasons why you should go ahead and book your private early pregnancy scan today.

Why should I have an early pregnancy scan?

  1. Ease your worries and concerns

Most clinics offering an early baby scan are non-medical, which means they cannot confirm or deny the viability of your pregnancy. However, they are fully-qualified professionals and they can usually spot early signs of complication (e.g. ectopic pregnancy). This can help to ease your initial concerns and, if something does require attention, an additional NHS scan can then be arranged.

  1. Find out when your baby is due to arrive

Early reassurance scans are a fantastic way to confirm your gestation period and get a rough estimate of your baby’s due date. Providing that you are at least six weeks into the pregnancy, the sonographer will be able to take measurements of the baby, from the crown to the rump. These measurements can then be used to estimate when mini-me will make their grand entrance!

  1. Confirm a single or multiple pregnancy

If twins run in the family, you may wish to find out if you have been blessed in the same way.  Multiple pregnancies are more common than ever before and they can often be confirmed during an early scan – when either two amniotic sacs or two separate heartbeats are detected.

  1. Hear the tiny heartbeat for yourself

A baby’s heartbeat can usually be detected using ultrasound from 6 weeks – which is why private early pregnancy scans are typically offered from this point onwards. It may not seem like much, but just hearing this continuous beat can be incredibly reassuring for a newly-pregnant mum. It is often what people need to put their mind at rest and make them believe that everything will be ok.

  1. Say hello to your beautiful baby

An early reassurance scan is a magical experience. Here at Hello Baby, we offer parents the chance to see their baby in clear 2D, 3D, or 4D imagery, in the extremely early stages of their pregnancy. This is a fantastic opportunity, helping you to connect with your baby and make the pregnancy feel more real – you can even take home a copy of the scan image.

Contact Hello Baby for an early reassurance scan

If you’re in the first stage of your pregnancy and you’re feeling a little anxious about what the future holds, an early reassurance scan could be the perfect option for you. Not only will it ease your initial worries and concerns, but it is also a memorable experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our team of experts, here at Hello Baby, are able to perform a private early pregnancy scan from just six weeks into your term (i.e. six weeks since your last menstrual period). We demonstrate a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area and can offer the reassurance that you need.

So, why not get in touch today? Either call us on 01744 810 999 or send an email to reception@hellobaby4dscan.co.uk and take that first step towards meeting your baby!

Customer Feedback

  • Kayt Haxby ★★★★★
    Honestly had the BEST experience at Hello Baby.
    We had a rocky start to our pregnancy so we have been to hello baby 3 times now just so we can feel reassured and one of which was for our gender scan. We have been made to feel welcome and
    … More comfortable every single time, but today has outdone the previous experiences by far. And they were already hard to beat.
    The lady who scanned my wife spent extra time with us, no rushing, evening helped get our baby moving around so we could see him better. She gave us a plenty time, and then even went the extra mile and gave us a tiny glimpse of him in 4D.
    We cannot recommend them enough. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and all round GREAT experience! Deffo worth going! 🥰🥰
  • Harriet Wall ★★★★★
    Had our gender scan today and took the kids so they could be part of it. We travelled quite far for the scan and was well worth it! Really welcoming staff and excellent service at the scan. Scan was really clear and we could clearly see … More he was a boy 💙💙 would definitely recommend.
  • And ★★★★★
    Loved our experience at Hello Baby 😃 been here twice ... once in 2018, and again in February 2021. I wanted the gender of my baby kept a surprise as we wanted a gender reveal cannon, and they did not disappoint or give anything away! Staff … More are very friendly and polite. Thank you so much again! Would recommend 5***
  • Merf.Wendy Price ★★★★★
    I came here for a private scan because I was not sure how far gone I was. I got a shock to realise I was already half way through pregnancy and I was having a boy. Came here again for a bonding scan and got some lovely photos. The staff … More were really friendly and I enjoyed the experience. Would definitely recommend xxx
  • Kayla H ★★★★★
    Lovely experience for our first scan! We went for an early reassurance scan and that’s exactly what we got. We turned up at the wrong time but they still fitted us in there and then no waiting around. Would recommend to others in the future … More
  • Jane Jones ★★★★★
    Amazing Experience
    I came to Hello Baby with my daughter for an Early and Bonding Scan, unfortunately they was closed for the gender due to lockdown.
    We had the best experience on both occasions, the receptionist was lovely and friendly
    … More and Katie was fantastic and very professional with what she does.
    On my daughters 1st scan she was too early to detect a heart beat so Katie very kindly offered us to come back the following week for a re scan. It was emotional to hear Katie offering her congratulations the following week and we got the best pictures you can get at such a early date.
    The bonding scan, Katie tried her best and wasn’t going to give up as the baby was in the wrong position, we was told to go for a walk and for my daughter to drink a lucozade.
    Upon our return, the baby had moved position and Katie again got us some amazing images.
    Everybody we met at Hello Baby was warm, welcoming and friendly, nothing was to much trouble and wasn’t rushed.
    We was asked on each occasion if we was happy with the scan pictures before buying them.
    Would definitely recommend and wouldn’t go any where else.
    Thank you Katie and team 💕
  • Annie Kay ★★★★★
    Visited with my Daughter and Son in law. Had the most fantastic experience and loved seeing my little Grandson on screen. Kate was brilliant and everyone made us feel so welcome. Highly recommended.
  • Charlotte Hewitt ★★★★★
    19 week gender scan so professional, nicola on reception was very helpful getting me booked in and arranging my gender reveal heart beat bear. Katie scanned me and told me an my partner when to look away and gave us lots of good views of … More our baby on the screen. I will definitely be booking 3d poss 4d scan in a few weeks. Thanks girls xx
  • J R ★★★★★
    My daughter suprised me with a 4D scan of my first grandchild.
    We were able to see a lovely image of my new granddaughter.
    The staff made our visit so special.
    Super friendly with a personal touch.
    Very memorable.
    Thankyou girls ♥️x
  • Ian Cousins ★★★★★
    What can I say! Katie made our day magical from the moment we walked in. Her care and enthusiasm for our gender reveal was amazing.
    Our little boy wouldn't move but Katie expertly got him in position to achieve some amazing pictures
    … More and footage of him. Thank you all at hello baby!
  • Henna Hussain ★★★★★
    David is amazing! By far the funniest, genuine and caring man I have ever come across. Thank you for the warm hospitality and advice. I will definitely be coming here for my scans in the very near future!
  • Lucy Owen ★★★★★
    I went today for my gender scan. I would highly recommend hello baby. Both ladies who was on shift was kind, friendly and welcoming. I felt comfortable during my scan, the lady was patient and reassuring throughout. Thanks for a nice experience … More and I look forward to seeing you again later in pregnancy 😊 ♥

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