If you are scheduled for an early private pregnancy scan, it will be an abdominal scan at our clinic. Therefore you need to remain fully hydrated and keep a full bladder for the best results. Your sonographer will use a handheld Probe on your tummy with some gel lubricant to get the best possible contact and aid movement.
If you are worried about your scan for some reason, try not to be. We advise to take someone time for your journey. Make sure you feel comfortable upon your arrival. Our experienced sonographer will make you feel at home very quickly so you can enjoy your bonding experience in full. Try to avoid anything stressful before your scan if you can.
While not much is needed to prepare for your pregnancy scans, it can be helpful to familiarise yourself with the scan probe and what to expect during your appointment. Ultrasounds are safe and straightforward procedures, but knowing what to anticipate can enhance your comfort.
If you have any questions about your pregnancy scans, don't hesitate to discuss them with your sonographer before the ultrasound is performed.
Please give us a call beforehand if we need to make any preparations for your needs for example if you are visually impaired, have limited mobility or need additional assistance with translation/language etc.