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Growth and Wellbeing scan

Pregnancy Growth and Wellbeing scan (24-36 weeks)

In the 3rd trimester we can monitor the growth of your baby by measuring the head circumference, abdominal circumference and femur length. This will help determine if your baby’s growth rate is consistent with your estimated due date as well as give an estimated weight of your baby.
With this scan we also check the blood flow to your baby to ensure the placenta is functioning as we expect.
We examine the amniotic fluid level around your baby as this can be an indicator for gestational diabetes or problems with the placenta function.

We look at the position of your baby and the position of your placenta. In some cases a transvaginal scan may be needed to exclude a low placenta or a rare but dangerous condition called vasa praevia. This is when unprotected fetal vessels are close to or covering the cervix. If your sonographer is unable to exclude these conditions by scanning transabdominally then she may advise the need for an internal ultrasound. Both exams are is extremely safe and comfortable for you and your baby
All of this information together gives us a better idea on the wellbeing of your baby.

* Gender Scan is FREE OF CHARGE with our Wellbeing, Growth and Reassurance scans.

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Growth and Wellbeing Pregnancy 24-36 week scan Book Online

All your Questions Answered on your ultrasound diagnosis
More Information

There are many reasons why you would wish to have a wellbeing scan performed in the 3rd trimester of your pregnancy:
  • Make sure your baby’s estimated weight (EFW) corresponds to an expected value for how far along you are
  • Have been feeling reduced baby movements
  • Wish to confirm baby’s lying head down
  • Wish to confirm there is enough fluid around your baby
  • Have multiple fibroids, therefore midwife might not be able to measure your tummy accurately
  • Have pre-existing condition such as: diabetes, thyroid issues, renal issues, high blood pressure
  • Had previous small babies
  • Had previous stillbirth
  • You are a heavy smoker
  • Expecting twins or more
  • You will be asked a series of questions related to your estimated date of deliver (EDD) or assisted conception dates and symptoms you are presenting with
  • Perform the Ultrasound scan and take high quality representative images
  • Explain ultrasound findings and answer your questions or concerns within our scope of practice
  • Issue a hard copy of the report at the end of the scan, as well as issue a digital copy of the report within 24 hrs, containing relevant images for you to keep for your records, or take to your GP and / or antenatal care provider
  • Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
  • Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if deemed necessary
The most common finding at this stage is a normally developing baby with normal appearances for this stage of the pregnancy. On a rare occasion, we may notice your baby’s not gaining enough weight or gaining weight too quickly, or some structural abnormalities could be identified (that were either not possible to identify earlier or developed after your previous scan) in which case you will be notified and advised to be referred to a tertiary centre for further evaluation.
In most cases a blood test will not be necessary, however in some situations we may recommend one.
Wellbeing Ultrasound Scan is performed transabdominally (on top of your tummy), for which we advise to have a nearly empty bladder.
The Ultrasound Specialist will explain the procedure before your scan. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your tummy, so that the specialist will be able to produce high quality diagnostic ultrasound images and assess your baby. You should not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan. The Wellbeing Ultrasound Scan is regularly completed within 15 minutes, depending on the position of your baby. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
You will get the results of the scan after the examination along with a hard copy of the report. We will also email you a digital copy of the report with relevant images within 24 hrs.
Ultrasound scan itself does not harm the pregnancy. Yours and your baby’s safety is one of our top priorities, therefore we strictly adhere to BMUS guidelines for the safe use of Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment and scanning times, as well as respect ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
If you are concerned, we recommend further wellbeing scans 3-4 weeks apart until 39 weeks to check the growth of your baby.

Valerie Redfern
Valerie Redfern
Very pleased with the service I received. The staff were friendly, the appointment ran on time and all my questions were answered in a caring and professional manner. I would recommend the clinic.
Great place for a scan. Went to have ultrasound done - quite last minute and they fitted me in. Easy booking online. Easy to get to. Clean and comfortable. And knowledgeable clinicians. Very happy
Jordi B
Jordi B
My partner went to the clinic to have three different scans today.The doctor was great. He explained the findings while was doing the scans. He gave a lot of advices about the blood tests to perform in order to explore the findings further. The clinic is clean and the prices are really competitive. I highly recommend the clinic.
Collin Cumberland
Collin Cumberland
I am very satisfied with the service I received. I had two appointments, both scheduled at very short notice due to anxiety over symptoms similar to a previous DVT. Two thorough scans and a full explanation of the results put my mind at ease. The professional yet friendly approach of everyone I met made it a stress-free experience for me. Highly recommended.
Chris M
Chris M
I had a good experience with LPU, the premises were simple and there is no fancy waiting room but what you do get is a caring, quality, professional service at a competitive price, which I think really is what most people want. My concerns and questions were answered, my report was clear and the staff were kind and friendly. Would return and would recommend.
Camilla Palazzini
Camilla Palazzini
Today I had a neck and thyroid scan and I was incredibly nervous. However, all the staff was super nice, empathetic and professional and guided me throughout the procedure and immediately shared the results. I definitely felt well taken care of and would recommend this service.
Ahmadreza Selahi
Ahmadreza Selahi
I had an outstanding experience at the London Private Ultrasound clinic. From start to finish, the staff was incredibly professional, friendly, and attentive to my needs. The facility itself was clean, creating a comfortable environment. The ultrasound technician was highly skilled and took the time to explain the procedure, ensuring I felt at ease throughout the entire appointment. I was pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of the clinic, as they promptly delivered my results, providing me with the peace of mind I needed. I can't recommend London Private Ultrasound enough for their top-notch service and exceptional care. If you're looking for a reliable and trustworthy ultrasound clinic in London, this is definitely the place to go! Thank you to the entire team for your excellent service.
darren gerald
darren gerald
Very happy with the service I received. The team were very good and explained the process from start to finish. Made me feel at ease throughout my appointment. I received some very good advice about things I could do to help myself. Altogether a very very pleasant experience. Keep up the good work guys/girls. Would 100% recommend to others.
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