Sometimes the early weeks of pregnancy can be very worrying, a viability ultrasound scan is useful to provide reassurance that the pregnancy is progressing as expected and has implanted in the correct place. They can also be used to determine the number of fetuses present! This type of scan provides reassurance for couples who have previously experienced miscarriage or if there has been any vaginal bleeding.
Please be aware that if your pregnancy is not progressing as planned or if an abnormality is detected during the scan, the results will be discussed with you immediately following your scan and a plan of action advised.
If the pregnancy is very early then it is usually necessary to do an internal (vaginal) scan. If the pregnancy is more than 7 weeks it may be possible to see enough abdominally (tummy scan), sometimes both scans are necessary to ensure all is well.
The age of a pregnancy is calculated from the first day of the last period (LMP), this means at the time of conception you are already 2 weeks pregnant! By 5 weeks from the first day of your LMP on scan it should be possible to see a pregnancy sac usually with a yolk sac present. Then by 6-7 weeks there should be a fetal pole and fetal heartbeat present. The age of the fetus is determined by measuring Crown Rump Length (CRL), this means the measurements are taken from the top of the baby’s head to its bottom, from this measurement we can work out how many weeks and days pregnant you are.
During your scan we will explain the findings to you and following your scan we will give you your images and email your report to you. If we feel that any follow-up is necessary, we will advise you regarding what is necessary and how to arrange further assessment.
Remember every scan is different and the image quality can vary due to several factors.
Cherish-UK is a private pregnancy and fertility scanning clinic, you can self refer and arrange an appointment at your convenience. To book a viability ultrasound scan please telephone us on: 07580 611 879, fill out our online enquiry form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a viability ultrasound scan we recommend that you arrive with a full bladder and drink a litre of fluid prior to your appointment. This will improve the quality and aid visibility of the ultrasound scan.
Monday - Saturday
Sunday 9.30am - 12pm
Payment is required by cash or card on arrival at the clinic. We do not accept cheques.
Credit card payments will incur a charge of 3%.
Please be aware that Cherish UK has a 24 hour notice cancellation policy. If you do not attend on the day and have not made contact to cancel your appointment we reserve the right to charge the full fee.
Our viability ultrasound scan fees cover all aspects of your appointment which will include the following:
You can purcahse a CD with all the images of your scan for £5.00
Please Note: It may be necessary for both a transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound scan to be performed. If this is the case then no extra charge is made.
"A service which is thorough and honest. Everything is explained very well during the scan putting the patient at ease/offering reassurance. I cannot praise Cherish enough and they have never disappointed me yet. Having had missed miscarriages in the past and blood loss at 14 weeks during my current pregnancy they always offer reassurance and explain what is going on. I recommend Cherish to everyone and I cant thank them enough for all they have done for me."
"After experiencing some vaginal bleeding in the morning, I chose to visit Cherish UK for a viability scan. Rachel booked me an appointment for 3 hours later, which was a huge relief. I'd been told by my GP I'd have to wait 2 days, which is something I didn't want to do. Jacqui, who took the scan, was amazing! She explained everything in detail and was both professional and personal. Thankfully I was able to see my baby and hear it's healthy heartbeat. :) The service was exceptional and I would highly recommend it to any expectant mums who want that extra reassurance. Thank you so much!"
Rebecca, Barnt Green
"I can not be any more pleased with the service that I have received at Cherish-UK today. I called them up on a bank holiday weekend to book myself in for a viability scan due to some bleeding that I had been having. Diana was very friendly and booked me in as soon as she could. Upon having my scan, I was reassured through out the whole process and Diana was very thorough with all the information that she provided to me and confirmed where my bleeding was coming from. Brilliant service and I would recommend Cherish-UK to anyone."
"I've just had my first scan at 8 and a half weeks with Diana, which ended up being a transvaginal scan. Experience was great, Diana was very good at making us feel at ease with the whole process and explaining what was going on within my uterus. Very nice and personal service."
"Attended today to have a reassurance scan today, and It was a very pleasant and personal experience. All of my questions were answered, and I was scanned thoroughly by Diana and given several lovely photos. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thanks again."
"I went to Cherish UK for a scan as I had experienced some vaginal bleeding. Diana was wonderful! I was welcomed, dealt with great sensitivity. The service felt both professional and personal and I received a full report and relevant advice. Thank you Diana! Long may this wonderful service continue! :)"
"Thank you for such a wonderful experience and continued support during my pregnancy. In my final few weeks and I've been looking back through the pictures and CD from 3D and 2D scans. Thank you for making it so personal and providing the reassurance every pregnant woman needs during this special time. "
Sofia, Sutton Coldfield
"I went to Cherish for an viability scan and could not be happier! My little bean is 6 weeks and 5 days and had a healthy heartbeat. Jacqui was professional, welcoming and just lovely! She made me and my partner feel so at ease and we can not wait to go back for our gender scan! Would definitely recommend!"
"After suffering a miscarriage last year, the thought of waiting another 12 weeks was agonising but with Cherish, it was such wonderful reassurance knowing that everything was ok this time round. Diana was very warm and welcoming, she took her time with the scan and talked us through every little detail about the baby and how things looked. I would recommend her to anyone as we came away feel very happy and blessed."
Natalie, Sutton Coldfield
"I have been to see Jacqui since I was 7 weeks pregnant. From the moment I had the scan, I was beyond impressed with the level of knowledge, professionalism and care shown to us. From that moment I knew as health professional myself that I would definitely be having supplementary scans with Jacqui, not only for reassurance but also for the depth of information that is given at each scan. The warmness & genuine care shown by Jacqui has been invaluable and I cannot recommend anyone more highly."
"Me and my husband have just been for a viability scan after suffering 2 previous miscarriages. I am 7 weeks and am so relived after having the scan which was done by Diana. Absolutely fantastic, words can't express how relieved I feel. Thank you very much!"
"I couldn't recommend them anymore, they were very friendly and the experience here was fabulous. The scanning equipment was brilliant and I felt at ease straight away. We came away with loads of pictures and reassured that we had a healthy baby on the way. I will definitely be booking in for a 4d scan."
"I had a six week reassurance scan after a previous miscarriage, and the treatment I received for both scans was personal and dealt with in a very sensitive manner. The service is one that I cannot fault. Any questions we had were answered honestly and we left the scan feeling very informed and reassured. Thank you."
Helena, Sutton Coldfield
"Another great experience at cherish after 2 miscarriages and one ectopic, I wanted the reassurance of an early scan at 6 weeks and now a beautiful scan at 20 weeks which I took my 7 year old daughter to and Jacqui was more then happy to answers her 101 questions !!!!. Great experience will go back for another scan in the new year."
"I would like to share my story. I found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks and was extremely excited. About 4 days after discovering this, I lost all pregnancy symptoms and became quite anxious. My midwife gave me the telephone number for Cherish UK 3 days ago. I spoke to Diana who was extremely sympathetic to my situation and agreed to see me just a few hours later. When I arrived to the clinic, Diana was extremely comforting and she confirmed that I was in fact carrying a failing pregnancy. Diana was lovely and calming throughout and treated me with complete respect. I am so glad that I went along for the scan as now I can begin to mourn my loss. Diana emailed over my report which I have to take to my doctor next week if I haven't miscarried. Without the support and reassurance from this amazing lady, I would have found this whole experience too much. I cannot thank her enough for her kindness. I would not have coped without her. Thank you Cherish UK."
Kirsty, Sutton Coldfield
"After spending several hours in A&E with a suspected miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy and being told I would have to wait for three days to have an early pregnancy ultrasound scan to confirm what was going on, we decided to get an appointment at the earliest opportunity at Cherish UK. Jacqui was able to give us lots of information on the possibilities before our scan and was very understanding and compassionate. During the scan Jacqui explained clearly what she was looking for and what she could see and therefore what consequences that might have. To our delight she was able to confirm that I hadn't miscarried and wasn't having an ectopic pregnancy and that there was a baby with a healthy heartbeat there! We are so thankful for having the peace of mind that Jacqui provided and the fact we could be seen quickly rather than having to wait on the NHS. A hundred thank you's!"
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1. Early Pregnancy Scan Offer
Buy one Early Pregnancy scan for £80, any other 2D pregnancy scans within the same pregnancy at intervals of your choice up to 20 weeks will be charged at £60 each.
2. Follicle Tracking Scans Package
This will include 3 follicle tracking scans on alternate days for £200, any further fertility scans within the same cycle will be charged at £50 each.
Cherish-UK has links with fertility clinics both abroad and in the UK and provides fertility scanning services for patients undergoing fertility treatment. Please take a look at the fertility clinics we are linked with.
Cherish-UK is centrally located in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, close to Birmingham City Centre having easy access from Birmingham, Tamworth, Erdington, Great Barr, Lichfield, Burntwood, Aldridge, Walsall, South Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Situated within a short walk from Sutton Coldfield train station, there are regular rail connections to Birmingham's New Street Station. See contact us for further information.