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3D & 4D Bonding Scans

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What is a 3D/4D Bonding Scan?

A 4D Bonding Scan is a non-invasive procedure. It's not painful, and uses ultrasound similar to your 12 and 20 week NHS appointments to produce a 3D image from the information received by the ultrasound machine. The term "4D" refers to the 3D images moving in real-time, which is an amazing experience. Imagine seeing your baby, which is growing inside you, yawning or waving, moving in real-time on our large screen, in a spacious, comfortable and private scan room with your family and friends.

 

2D Scan

This is a traditional black and white scan as normally offered by the NHS during your dating and abnormality scans. This type of scan is used during early pregnancy such as our reassurance scans and gender scans as it is safer for the developing fetus and shows us the anatomy more clearly.

3D Scan

This is a standard 3D Scan, the image is static, and visualises the 2D image data into something more recognisable. Where baby is in an awkward position, often standard 3D images can give a more distinguishable view of your baby. 

HD iLive

All of our 3D/4D Scans include HD iLive as standard, this adds more definition to the image and a more realistic appearance with shadows visible (despite there being no light involved) which can help with bonding with your baby.

4D Scan

A 4D Scan is a 3D Scan being updated in real-time to reflect baby's movements etc. Often baby can be seen making yawning movements, smiling, or waving their hands and arms. Our 4D Scans include HD iLive as standard, which is sometimes referred to as a 5D Bonding Scan, but we feel that name is just confusing.

The procedure itself is carried out by a fully trained professional at one of our scan centres in Widnes or Crewe using the latest technology. Although we can't guarantee the position of your baby on the day, our sonographers will do their very best to get some great photos in 2D, 3D and full HD iLive for you to take away and look back at in years to come.

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Basic Package

Scan time:10 minutes
Price:£40
Ideal time:21 - 31 weeks 

An amazing experience to meet your baby in 3D/4D on our extra large screen in amazing colour and clarity, includes the following as standard:

  • Standard definition
  • No images included
  • Twins at no extra charge
  • Costa Coffee or Twinings Tea on arrival
  • Chilled full sugar soft drinks if baby is in the wrong position
  • Goodie Bag
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Standard Package

Scan time:15 minutes
Price:£60
Ideal time:21 - 31 weeks 

An amazing experience to meet your baby in 3D/4D on our extra large screen in amazing colour and clarity, includes the following as standard:

  • HD iLive
  • Wellbeing+
  • 2 large prints
  • All images captured
  • Twins at no extra charge
  • Costa Coffee or Twinings Tea on arrival
  • Chilled full sugar soft drinks if baby is in the wrong position
  • Goodie Bag
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Premium Package

Scan time:20 minutes
Price:£80
Ideal time:21 - 31 weeks 

An amazing experience to meet your baby in 3D/4D on our extra large screen in amazing colour and clarity, includes the following as standard:

  • HD iLive
  • Wellbeing+
  • 4 large prints
  • All images captured
  • Digital video of your entire scan as you see it on the screen
  • Face+ guarantee
  • Twins at no extra charge
  • Costa Coffee or Twinings Tea on arrival
  • Chilled full sugar soft drinks if baby is in the wrong position
  • Goodie Bag

If you would have suggested 15 years ago that you could see your baby's button nose or tiny fingers before they even arrived you would probably be mad! But its true, we can show you your baby in 3D/4D;.you can see if they have Daddy's nose or Mummy's chin all on our 42" wall mounted TV or  and you can bring around 15 friends and family to come and meet your baby too. From 21 weeks you can see your baby in full HD maybe sucking their thumb or maybe giving you a little wave. 

We understand that every pregnancy is very special and exciting, whether it's your first or your fourth. Those 9 months waiting to see your baby can feel so long whilst you're not feeling your best, and you're regularly feeling your little bundle moving around inside your tummy reminding you every minute that they're on their way. 

Our 4D Bonding experience offers you the chance to meet your baby before it's born, and unlike your NHS appointment, your children, family and friends are welcome to share your experience. With first class customer service, state of the art ultrasound equipment as used in large hospitals worldwide and experienced fully trained sonographers with a clinical background, we can show you your babies button nose and wriggly fingers before they even arrive. See your baby moving in 2D, 3D, 4D and HD iLive at no extra charge, whether they're waving, blowing raspberries or sucking their thumb

 

Can honestly say best scan I have ever had. 3D scan was amazing and we even got free things as well.
Amy-Louise O'Mahoney

 

FAQs

What if you can't see my baby's face?

If we can't get a picture of your baby's face, we will do everything we can on the day. We may send you back into our waiting area with a cold drink and some sweeties to get your baby moving or we may ask you to go for a stroll which can all help to get baby moving. We suggest that if you have been traveling for a while you come earlier than your appointment time and make sure you get to have a little walk around before coming in (don't be late for your appointment).

If you have booked our Premium package which includes Face+ you will be offered the opportunity to come back on another day to try again at no additional charge. Standard package customers have the option to upgrade to Premium on the day.

What do I need to do?

As your baby is more developed you don't need a full bladder. We do suggest you have a drink before you come into your appointment. This is sometimes good to get baby active which will improve your scan. Cold and fizzy drinks are a great help and have in the past proved to get really good images. If you have travelled a long way we suggest that you arrive slightly early to have a walk around. Also book your appointment when you know your baby is active. 

Who can I bring with me? 

We have seating space in our scan room for around 7 people plus mum, but if friends and family don't mind standing then the more the merrier. We have bean bags for little bums and a little toy area.

What's the difference between 3D/4D?

3D is a still 3-dimensional view of your baby. The probe we use omits sound waves in different directions which then builds up a 3D image of your baby.

4D is your baby in a 3-dimensional view in full motion, so you will see your baby suck their fingers or toes, maybe give us a little smile or sometimes we get a sleepy baby who will yawn.

Twins or more? Do you charge more?

No, although if you are expecting twins we suggest booking a 30 minute scan in order to get the same full scan time on each baby, this is completely optional, and we will share the scan time between each baby.

 

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At Your Baby Scan, not only do we guarantee that you receive first class service, and the best value for money, but if you can find better value for money elsewhere... show us and we'll not only match the price, but we'll give you the difference back too! Now that's a guarantee!

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Don't want to pay for your scan upfront? Contact us today to reserve your appointment for as little as £10. Pay the remainder in installments, or on the day of your scan, the choice is yours.