FAQ’s for BeauProBaby 3D, 4D and Gender Scans
What will happen at the scan?
All BeauProBaby scans are carried out by specially trained staff which will take place in a dimly lit room so the sonographer is able to get good images of your baby.
First you'll be asked to lie on a couch. You'll then be asked to lower your skirt or trousers to your hips and raise your top to your chest.
Your BeauProBaby sonographer will put ultrasound gel on your tummy and tuck tissue paper around your clothing to protect it from the gel. The gel makes sure there is good contact between the machine and your skin.
The sonographer passes a probe over your skin. It is this probe that sends out ultrasound waves and picks them up when they bounce back.
During the examination, sonographers need to keep the machine screen in a position that gives them a good view of the baby, you will be able to view your baby on the TV screen on the wall to the end of the couch.
Having the scan does not hurt, but the sonographer may need to apply slight pressure on your tummy to get the best views of the baby.
How long will a scan take?
Depending on the package you have selected, the scan usually takes around 10-20minutes. However, the sonographer may not be able to get good views if your baby is lying in an awkward position or moving around a lot.
If you are overweight or your body tissue is dense, sometimes this can reduce the quality of the image because there is more tissue for the ultrasound waves to get through before they reach the baby.
If it's difficult to get a good image, the scan may take longer or have to be repeated at another time.
Can an ultrasound scan harm me or my baby?
There are no known risks to the baby or the mother from having an ultrasound scan, but it is important that you consider carefully whether to have the scan or not.
This is because the scan can provide information that may mean you have to make further important decisions. For example, it may be suggested you contact your midwife for further tests if abnormalities are showing that may or may not have been present at your routine scan
Can I bring family or friends with me when I have the scan?
Yes. We have seating for up to 3 additional guests within the scanning room.
Is it a girl or a boy?
Finding out the sex of your baby is completely your choice. BeauProBaby+ can offer a gender scan as early as 16 weeks which is 99.9% accurate. Please do let us know at the start of the scan that you'd like to know your baby's sex.
Be aware, though, that it's not possible for the sonographer to be 100% certain about your baby's sex. For example, if your baby is lying in an awkward position, it may be difficult or impossible to tell.
Can I have a picture of my baby?
Absolutely, we provide souvenir photos which are either included within your package, or you can purchase additional images at an extra cost. We also offer additional add on DVDs of the scan performed.