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
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.
"It was so reassuring to be able to have an early scan after I suffered a miscarriage. Jacqui has been excellent, not only performing a scan but also, due to her extensive knowledge she was able to give me so much information and reassurance. The service was professional but personal, and I was made to feel like an individual."
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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.