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."
"Had an early pregnancy scan for reassurance, Diana was so lovely and helpful, heard the babies heart beat which was amazing.I Would definitely reccomend Cherish UK. Its not everyday that you get to see your baby growing, incredible experience."
"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
"Diana was very friendly and professional. After having some bleeding it was reassuring having a scan and being in good hands. We had lots of photos and listened to the babys heartbeat. Thank you for such care and attention."
Hana, Nether Heage
"I attended Cherish UK from the recommendation of a friend who had recently just paid them a visit. My pregnancy wasn't planned and due to the type of pill I was on I didn't have periods so by the time I found out I was pregnant I really had no idea how far gone I was. My midwife didn't seem too concerned about doing an early dating scan however after 8 weeks without even an appointment I was beginning to get incredibly frustrated. At cherish they managed to get me in for an appointment the following week, Diana was so lovely and explained everything as we went through it. She confirmed my pregnancy was 9 weeks and 4 days and gave us lots of helpful information and lots of photo's of our baby. I really couldn't recommend it any more and I can't wait to go back and see my baby's progression. Completely worth the money to put your mind at ease."
"Really nice little place, very comforting, Diana was lovely and made me feel very reassured. My baby was healthy and growing well with a strong heartbeat, having an early scan if you need reassurance is absolutely worth every penny!"
"Exceptional service received on a same day same day appointment. Felt comfortable and even though our news was sad we came away feeling well looked after and informed. I will definitely use and recommend Cherish/Jackie to my friends or family. thanks a million Jackie."
"I'd just like to say what a lovely caring approach Diana had when I arrived, and although it was not the news I'd hoped for she was very sensitive delivering the sad news. Thank you."
"Had an early pregnancy scan, so helpful, so reassuring! Such a lovely lady! Feeling sooo much better now!"
"I recently had a early pregnancy scan, I was amazed at how soon they could fit me in here, the lady Diana was so nice and welcoming and explained everything in full."
"I visited Cherish-UK for a reassurance scan after a previous loss. Diana was so lovely, she took time explaining everything to us and worked hard to get us some really good scan pictures."
"Had a great experience having my early scan (7 weeks). So kind, lovely and welcoming! My mind was put at ease! My baby's heartbeat was very strong and I got great pictures!! Booked in for a 10 week scan also before my NHS 12 week, really wanna keep an eye on my bambino ;) They are reasonably priced and very knowledgable! Very happy! Can't wait to go back."
Natalie, Sutton Coldfield
"We went for an early scan for reassurance as this is our first pregnancy. Jacqui was lovely and explained everything to us. Although I was a week out with my dates Jacqui was able to detect the heartbeat which made everything all the more real. I would definitely recommend Cherish UK."
"Jacqui performed an early pregnancy scan for me at 6 weeks following a miscarriage and it was extremely reassuring. Jacqui has also performed several scans in previous pregnancies. Jacqui is very knowledgeable and I have found she is very skilled at early pregnancy scanning picking up on things that others have missed. I would highly recommend Cherish-UK for anyone who needs reassurance in early pregnancy. You really are getting top quality care at a very competitive price."
Lauren, Sutton Coldfield
"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.