Viability Ultrasound Scan
Viability Ultrasound Scan from 6-14 weeks
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.
What will the viability ultrasound scan show?
Remember every scan is different and the image quality can vary due to several factors.
How do I book a viability ultrasound scan?
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.
Do I need to prepare for my viability ultrasound scan?
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.
Viability Ultrasound Scan Fees
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.
What's included in your viability ultrasound scan?
Our viability ultrasound scan fees cover all aspects of your appointment which will include the following:
- Full Consultation
- Transabdominal Ultrasound Scan and/or Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan
- Black and White Ultrasound Scan Image(s)
- Ultrasound Scan Report
- Folder which is suitable for storing maternity records
- Display card for ultrasound images (pregnancy scans)
You can purchase a DVD of the whole scan for £5.00, please let us know on arrival if you would like to purchase a DVD.
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.
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What Cherish-UK Clients Say About Us
"Quite possibly the most heart breaking day of my life - a reassurance scan that sadly showed my worries were right and my baby had died the week before. Jacqui was lovely - professional but so caring. She took her time to get all the information she needed which must have been hard as I was devastated and couldn't keep still. Not only did she take some beautiful photos that we will treasure forever, she also gave us some much needed advice which sadly wasn't available from the GP or midwife until hours later. One day we hope to return and share a more positive outcome with her. Thankyou so much x"
"I went in for a reassurance scan after a missed miscarriage last year. Jacqui greated me and my husband (we were 30 minutes early and she saw us straight away). She explained very clearly what she was going to do and what she was looking for. We saw an amazing heartbeat and Jacqui confirmed we were 8 weeks. It was a wonderful experience with a great result. I'm still not trying to get too excited but I am so relieved. Will defo be returning in this pregancy and any future pregnancies. Thank you Cherish"
Pardeep, West Bromwich
"I booked Cherish for a blood test and was able to get an appointment on the very next day when I needed it. The results also came back within 24 hours. The staff were fantastic and I will certainly be going back to use their services again. Very, very, easy and reassuring service."
"I approached Cherish UK to book a viability scan after i had had some spotting. I was able to book an appointment for the same week and the appointment times are very flexible to fit around work and other commitments. When attending for my scan, the atmosphere was very calm and relaxing. During the scan (including an internal), Diana was very respectful and pleasant. I observed that she was very knowledgable and informative and explained everything in detail. When leaving the scan, I was given a very neat presentation wallet with further information and my scan photos from that session. I left feeling 100% reasaured and I will definately be booking to go back again for further scans during my current pregnancy."
"A truly amazing service run by extremely friendly and lovely staff. I came in for an antenatal scan at 16 weeks and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you!"
"Cherish was recommended by a friend, we had a reassurance scan as I am pregnant with our first child and it was so worth it! Diana was very friendly and made us feel relaxed. She took her time and explained everything in lots of detail. We now have lots of lovely pictures of our baby to show friends and family when we decide to share our news."
Christina, Great Barr
"I cannot praise Jacqui and Diana enough they always answer the door with a friendly comforting smile, nothing is too much trouble for them and their thorough step by step explanation is so reassuring. I have made a couple of appointments at short notice and they have accommodated me without any issue, answering my questions and concerns with great knowledge and understanding I don't know what I would have done without their professional personal service. Thank you to Rachel also. Service received x3 HCG test, progesterone test, x2 viability scans after bleed."
"We booked in for a viability scan as we were having an anxious pregnancy following a miscarriage. I have had three early pregnancy scans now and the one I had with Cherish UK was by far the most comfortable and professional scan I have had. The facilities were very clean and I was very happy that our one year old daughter was welcomed too.;
"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."