No. We invested a significant amount of money in our machine and probe to make sure that they are of a high standard. Our machine is a GE Voluson and is known throughout the ultrasound industry as being one of the best you can get. We regularly get comments from people saying that the image they see with us is the best and clearest they’ve seen.
Yes. 4D/HD ultrasound is a non-medical form of imaging which does not need to be requested by a doctor or midwife it is purely for your enjoyment.
Our scan packages are non-medical, non-diagnostic and non-screening scans. We do not provide anomaly reports and all mothers should attend their routine hospital scan(s). However, if a problem is detected by one of our sonographers, they do have a duty of care to discuss their findings with you in a sensitive manner. If necessary, and with your permission, they may contact your midwife or doctor so that a medical follow up can be made.
The service DOESN’T include a detailed medical diagnostic and screening service for the pregnancy. However, we do check the baby to the best of our ability at this stage but with rising indemnity insurance costs we cannot now cover an anatomical check up. Our service is to help Mum, Dad and family to bond with baby or babies before they are born. We do have public liability insurance in place.
ALARA – ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ applies to duration of ultrasound scan
Simply contact us and we will let you know what the charge is to travel to you.
We understand that you may be running a couple of minutes late, however anyone that arrives later than 10 mins for their appointment or they are not at the scan destination may not be able to be seen by our sonographer and you may have to rebook your appointment. There may also be a 50% charge as this will be classed as a missed appointment. (This is at the managements discretion). This is to make it fair on people who have appointments booked in for the rest of the day, in order to ensure that their appointments run on time.
Yes definitely. Tiny Toes Baby Scans packages are bonding scans and we do not look for all the things that the midwife and NHS Sonographer need to see. Our service is purely a fun experience for you and your family to bond with baby or babies rather than a clinical check up.
If you don’t want to know the sex of your baby then please tell us, the ultrasound scanner will base the majority of your scan around the facial features to try and prevent any clues being seen on the scan. We can not give any guarantees that baby won’t move and may show areas of the body that may suggest one sex or another.
A 3D scan is a still three dimensional image of your baby in the womb, and a 4D scan is a 3D image in motion (time between each image). This motion differentiates between a 3D and a 4D scan. Your scan will have both kinds of images. 3D images and / or video will be uploaded to the client area of our website if they are included within your package for you to download and keep for as long as you like.
Ultrasound technology has been researched extensively in hundreds of clinical studies since its inception (over 30 years ago) and no results have shown that ultrasound causes any harm to either mother or baby. Here are some links from the British Medical Ultrasound Society which cover this off in more detail and allow you to make an informed decision. Click here to read about Obstetric Ultrasound Guidance and safety information,
Click here to read about Ultrasound,
Click here to read what you should expect from an Ultrasound scan.
A 4D scan can be done at anytime in your pregnancy. For the best results we advise at having your scan done between 26 and 30 weeks, though scans outside of this range can still give fantastic results.
This is a very happy occasion and we know that hospital’s are strict on who can and can’t come in and see your baby. We bring our own bed and small table for our equipment. As long as we have enough space to work safely and correctly then you can have as many people as you like at the scan. We will ask that any children at the scan have an adult to look after them for health & safety reasons, as our equipment has a lot of cables connected to it.