Express gender scan

£50

Without any fuss, this express gender scan is designed for parents who want to quickly confirm the sex of their baby from 18 weeks.
The scan will be performed in 2D which is the same as the black and white scan you will get from your NHS scan appointments by our fully qualified and experienced sonographers.

Scan length: approx. 5 Minutes

Appointment duration: 10 Minutes

What’s included with your Express gender scan:

• 5 minutes with our sonographer
• Locate your pregnancy
• See and hear your baby’s heartbeat
• A well-being check will be performed to review your baby’s progress
• Find out the sex of your baby
• Would you like to find out the sex of your baby at home with your friends and family? Just ask and we will write it down on a sealed card or select a confetti cannon or balloon for you!
• 1 x black & white print

Additional extras:

• Heartbeat bear
• Gender reveal items
• Digital download of all images and mini clips
• Digital live video
• Additional prints

Please note:

* There is no extra charge for twins or multiple pregnancies
* Please note we only provide scans to persons over the age of 18
* The video recording has no audio capability

Preparing for your express gender scan

We can’t wait to welcome you here at Baby Scanning Boutique in Shotton. We hope you’re as excited as we are and we genuinely want to make this the best possible experience it can be for you. Here’s what happens when you book a private baby scan with Baby Scanning Boutique.

Firstly, you can book your appointment either on-line at your convenience or call us on 01244 816922 or even drop us a text through Facebook or Instagram. You’ll get a confirmation email confirming the date and time of your scan.

There is plenty of parking close by but please try and turn up 10 minutes before your scan so you don’t feel rushed and please try and have a full bladder (this helps the machine get the very best images).

The day before your appointment you’ll receive a text message reminder with a link to a waiver form to be completed prior to your appointment.

When you come through our doors you’ll be greeted by one of our team members who’ll confirm your booking and let the sonographer know you’ve arrived. You can then sit comfortably in our reception area until you’re called for your scan.

One of our chaperones will then come and get you and take you through to the scan room where you will meet your sonographer who will introduce herself, talk you through the ultrasound process and answer any questions you may have.

There will be a small amount of gel put on your tummy which covers the area the probe will touch, this is not harmful and is there to help the soundwaves pass through so the ultrasound machine can generate the images of your baby.

The sonographer will move the probe over your bump, this is not painful or pressed on too hard and the scan will last a short while. From time to time some of our mums-to-be may need to get up, move about a bit or go for a walk to encourage baby to move into a good position.

Once the scan is over, the chaperone will take you to the printing area where you can select some images to print and take away with you.

Our environment is calm and relaxed and in order to maximise the chances of getting you the best possible images possible we have listed below some things that you can do to help.

  • STEP 1

    Try to relax. Baby will feel any stress, tension or anxiety you have and will not want to move about and play for your scan.

  • STEP 2

    Try to keep active just before you come in. A little gentle activity such as a short walk will also encourage baby to move a little.

  • STEP 3

    Full vs empty bladder… If you are under twenty weeks then its advised to make sure you have a full bladder so the technician can get a clear image. Scans after twenty weeks do not require a full bladder.

  • STEP 4

    Try having a fizzy drink or a chocolate bar 20 mins before your scan to try and energise baby.

Notice: There are always factors that may prohibit a successful scan and we cannot always promise to be able to overcome them all but rest assured your sonographer will help you as best as possible to achieve best results and if your scan is unsuccessful then we will always offer a second appointment if necessary.

Please let us know prior to your appointment if any of the following:
• You have a disability
• You have any allergies that we should be aware of
• You have a medical condition that we need to be made aware of
• If you do not speak and/or read and understand English
• Anything else we should be made aware of

Do not book an appointment if either of the following apply to you:
1. You are under the age of 18 as we have a strict over 18 policy (We may need to ask for proof of age and ask to see ID prior to your appointment)
2. If you have been experiencing any pain or bleeding please contact your NHS care provider before booking with Baby scanning boutique.