Private Dating Ultrasound Scan
From 10 - 15 Weeks
Congratulations on your pregnancy! The early stages are full of joy and anticipation, and you and your family are eager to know as much as possible about your baby.
Your Foetal Dating Ultrasound Scan gives you an accurate Estimated Date of Delivery (EDD). This information sets you up for a happy and healthy pregnancy journey, ensuring you get the right tests and scans at the right times.
Our Specialists will provide you with a uniquely tailored assessment to answer your questions and address any concerns in a comfortable and relaxed enviroment.
All Fees Inclusive
Get an accurate estimated due date so that you can prepare for the arrival of your little bundle of joy.
All Fees Inclusive
One-to-One Specialist Appointment
Feel confident in the care you receive. Our specialists can interpret your scan and provide comprehensive advice if necessary.
No Referral Required
You do not require a referral before booking an appointment with our clinic — giving you back complete control of your health.
We aim to provide results to you on the day of your visit. Our specialists will explain their findings during your ultrasound examination.
Full Digital Report
Following your appointment, a complete digital report of your Ultrasound examination will be emailed to you directly and securely.
High-Res Digital Images
In addition to the report, images of your scan will be sent for you to share with a healthcare specialist of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
A dating scan is an ultrasound offered from 10 to 15 weeks. The goal is to accurately estimate how long you have been pregnant and your baby’s due date.
Our specialists do this by measuring your baby’s size – during the early stages of pregnancy, most babies of the same age are around the same size.
In addition to calculating your estimated date of delivery (EDD), your consultant will check for rare major foetal abnormalities, such as acrania, exomphalos, and missing hands or feet.
They will also determine whether you are pregnant with multiple babies (e.g., twins or triplets) and, if so, the chorionicity of the pregnancies. Chorionicity refers to the number of placentas.
If your consultant suspects an abnormality, they will advise on the next steps.
Please ask any questions or raise any concerns you might have – our compassionate team are here to make your experience a positive one.
The early stages of pregnancy are both exciting and challenging. Although you have so much to plan for and look forward to, we highly recommend undergoing a foetal dating scan.
The scan will give you an accurate estimated due date. This is important because it empowers you to have the right tests and scans at the right time throughout your pregnancy.
It’s also integral to ensuring a safe and healthy delivery, as it allows your healthcare team to take any necessary steps if your baby is born prematurely or, if your baby is late, decide whether inducing labour is the best course of action.
Your pregnancy journey is unique as you are, and you are not required to undergo any scans that make you feel uncomfortable. However, when safeguarding the health and wellbeing of your baby, the more information you have, the better.
What’s more, there are no known risks associated with ultrasound technology – it’s safe, painless, and radiation-free.
Dating ultrasounds set you up for success throughout your pregnancy, ensuring you are able to take tests and further scans at the right times.
To some extent, you can use your period to estimate your baby’s due date. Most babies are born around 38 weeks after conception. Most people ovulate and conceive two weeks after their period, which is why you often hear people saying that pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks.
If you have a regular 28-day cycle, you can roughly estimate your baby’s due day by adding 40 weeks to the first day of your last period.
However, this guess may be inaccurate if your cycle is irregular or longer or shorter than 28 days, you weren’t tracking your period, or you became pregnant while taking contraception that impacts your cycle, such as the pill.
A dating ultrasound is significantly more accurate than using your period to determine your due date. Further to this, your foetal dating scan also looks for multiple pregnancies and significant anomalies.
Our specialist consultants offer foetal dating ultrasounds between 10 and 15 weeks. The appointment is often referred to as your 12-week scan.
In most cases, this scan will be your first. It’s a very exciting and rewarding experience to learn more about your baby during this early stage of pregnancy. It also allows you to ask your consultant any questions about ultrasounds and further testing.
During your dating scan, your consultant will calculate your estimated date of delivery using the size of your baby. This process is the most accurate way to determine your due date.
If you use your period to calculate your due date, you may believe your baby is further along than he or she really is. An accurate due date minimises the risk of unnecessary labour induction or late pregnancy disappointment.
Please keep in mind that if you conceived your baby with in vitro fertilisation (IVF), your dating ultrasound will not change the estimated date of delivery.
In addition to your estimated date of delivery, your consultant will check for multiple pregnancies, such as twins, and major foetal abnormalities. In addition, they will assess your baby’s heartbeat and ensure he or she is developing as expected.
Ultrasounds are pain-free, non-invasive, and don’t use radiation. There are no known risks associated with ultrasound scans at any stage of pregnancy and beyond.
However, during your ultrasound, you may learn something about your baby’s health and development that will require you to make difficult decisions. If you have further questions about this, please speak with your trusted healthcare team or give us a call.
We advise drinking a few glasses of water an hour before your ultrasound as a full bladder will improve the visibility of your pregnancy on our external ultrasound scan.
There is no particular type of care required after a Dating Ultrasound Scan. You may resume your regular diet and daily activities unless your doctor advises you differently.
There are no confirmed adverse biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposures to ultrasound at the intensity levels used in diagnostic ultrasound.
But depending on your particular results, the doctor may give you additional or alternative instructions after the procedure.
Many of our patients are concerned that if they come to us for an ultrasound, they won’t be able to go back to public health. That simply is not the case.
Our goal is to give you answers as quickly as possible and get you on the right treatment path fast – no strings attached.
When you come to us, you will be seen by a qualified specialist who can determine if your situation is serious or not that same day.
We don’t want you to wait weeks on end for an appointment because every minute counts when it comes to something as important as your health.
If your situation is serious, our specialist will write to your doctor on the NHS advising them that you need an urgent appointment.
Registered & Regulated
Our team are fully registered and regulated for practice in the United Kingdom. Our patients should expect nothing less.
Team of Specialists
The team at Harley Street Ultrasound Group is made up of specialist consultants you can rely upon. They are among the best in the industry.
This is backed up with a full range of qualifications and accreditations. All of our specialists are fully registered with all applicable medical regulatory bodies.
What Our Patients Say About Their Experience
We are committed to providing a high standard of care to our patients. Take a look at some of the incredible responses we have received.
Inga was fantastic, such a charming lady – she made us feel very welcome and her service was equivalent to what is found in a 5* hotel. Very happy with my visit, Dr and staff both knowledgable and professional – the way it should be.
14th May 2022
I met Dr Ayman today after booking in for a ultrasound following some concerns which I had. He checked me throughly and explained to me each step what he was doing and his findings. Following the scan he advised me that I had nothing to worry about – I left the clinic feeling very reassured and stress free. Not only is he a great Dr, he is a fantastic man – he kept my 4 year old daughter entertained whilst he was doing his work. I would recommend Dr Ayman and his practice for sure!
14th May 2022
Easy to book, attentive welcome, the doctor explained everything slowly, carefully and made sure I understood what was going on. Highly recommend
13th May 2022
Very efficient process and very friendly and welcoming doctor performing the examination. Polite, friendly and reassuring.
13th May 2022
Staff were kind, caring, sympathetic and professional. All my interactions were positive and I have never felt so listened to and supported in a medical setting before.
11th May 2022
Right from the moment I arrived, the service was fantastic. I was met by a friendly and reassuring staff member who explained everything clearly and carefully to me. I was given a choice about how to approach my scan, and I felt safe and respected at all times. My scan was carried out with great care, kindness and professionalism. I left feeling like a weight of worry had been lifted, with instant results to take away with me and the reassurance I would have been waiting weeks for on the NHS. Worth every penny!
11th May 2022
Very professional and thorough . + Quick results. Very informative and helpful.
8th May 2022
The staff at Harley street ultrasound group were very kind and explained the process from start to finish. The staff ensured everything ran smoothly and I was seen quickly and efficiently. Would definitely recommend their services!
5th May 2022
I was made to feel welcome and comfortable for my scan Very friendly and professional.
29th April 2022
Incredible service , we arrived very early so did have to wait but at our appointment time we were taken upstairs to a second waiting room and seen shortly after. Very helpful staff and a seamless experience with an incredibly knowledgable doctor . Could not have asked for a better appointment.
25th April 2022
The booking process was so easy and straight forward- I really appreciated that. When I met the Consultant radiologist I found him to be professional, thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and I felt I was getting excellent care.
23rd April 2022
Great service! Appointment available on the same day and very smooth process. Thank you!
22nd April 2022
On time, easy to book. Great service Professional and kept me informed of what would happen. I Would definitely recommend the clinic to family & friends.
22nd April 2022
The clinic is very comfortable and clean, the waiting time short, the personnel friendly and, last but not least, the doctor performed a thorough examination and a comprehensive explanations of the results.
21st April 2022
The doctor I saw was absolutely amazing and made me feel at ease. It was an amazing experience and I will be sticking with Harley street for my gynaecology.
18th April 2022
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