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
What is a Dating Scan?
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.
Why is a Foetal Dating Ultrasound important?
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.
Do I need a Foetal Dating Ultrasound?
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.
Can I use my period to estimate my due date instead of a pregnancy ultrasound?
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.
When should I have my Dating Scan?
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.
Is my estimated date of delivery accurate?
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.
What else will I find out at my Dating Ultrasound?
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.
What are the risks of ultrasound in early pregnancy?
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.
What happens after the exam?
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.
How does Harley Street Ultrasound work with the National Health Service?
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.
At your fingertips
We provide scan images directly to your smartphone, often on the same day following your appointment. Gain the peace of mind and insight you need, without delay.
The Harley Street Experience
We aim to provide the very best experience possible to all of our patients and visitors, and this covers every aspect of our services — from our specialists to our technology and of course to our clinic itself.
When you visit us, you will find our clinic to be a clean, comfortable and reassuring environment. We also maintain a high standard of Covid-19 best practices, ensuring maximum safety at all times.
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.
The doctor was super patient, super kind and the best experience ever. He was listening to me rather than hearing me. He explained everything so carefully and patiently, ensuring he answered and eased all my worries. You can always feel the service provided has given you your money’s worth.
20 Mar 2023
I loved the atmosphere. The staff was prepared and very friendly. I was nervous, but I relaxed myself after one minute.
18 Mar 2023
Very efficient service and knowledgeable staff. I was put at ease through the whole procedure.
18 Mar 2023
Excellent service from start to finish. From taking my calls, booking, greeting on arrival, speed of service, friendly staff, very experienced consultant. It was a brilliant experience!
16 Mar 2023
The doctor was so professional and thorough, putting me at ease immediately. I could see that he is a very compassionate person. I haven’t seen a doctor like him in years. Thank you.
13 Mar 2023
I was taken into the Ultrasound room and the doctor did the check-up and found that everything was normal. He showed me both sides of my neck, the images of my salivary glands, lymph nodes on both sides and thyroid etc., I was very happy with the way Dr. explained everything. Soon after I received the images and the report by email. Thanks for a wonderful experience and great service by the attending Doctor and the staff
11 Mar 2023
Consistently excellent. Highly capable, truly caring professionals. Impossible to fault. Everyone with whom I have been in contact was extremely professional and efficient, warm and friendly. Please don’t change, what you have is very special.
11 Mar 2023
Had a really great experience from start to finish, had the opportunity to ask questions and put any worries to rest as well which was really important to me as a first-time mother!
10 Mar 2023
Wonderful quick appointment. The doctor and Nurse were so polite and kind. Results straight away and brilliant advice is given for the future. Would definitely go back if needed.
9 Mar 2023
Extremely professional experience. My treatment and care was excellent. I thoroughly recommend using this company to give you the best possible experience in assessing your cares and worries.
9 Mar 2023
I was happy with the whole experience; it was straightforward, direct and professional in every way and efficiently carried out. It is what I wanted and expected.
7 Mar 2023
Booking, timing, reception, and explanation the procedure of ultrasound by the nurse and doctor was good.
7 Mar 2023
Monika was excellent and fully supportive. Without her, I would not be able to get there. And the team in the clinic was most helpful, cheerful and very professional. Dr Trevor Gaunt has explained everything in detail. I highly recommend your services.
2 Mar 2023
Very happy with the care that I received at the clinic. I saw the radiographer for an ultrasound scan and the gynaecologist as an emergency today, both professional and kind. All my questions were answered. I feel reassured. I would be very happy to recommend someone to the clinic and will come back if I need to in the future.
2 Mar 2023
Great experience. Very kind clinicians. Everyone was very nice and made me feel at ease. Excellent radiologist.
2 Mar 2023
We were extremely pleased with the easy online booking, very pleasant staff and professional manner, including sharing patient info with the patient step by step.
22 Feb 2023
Very welcoming, relaxed, professional and efficient. Excellent, professional, friendly service. Well worth paying for. Results were sent very quickly. The recommendations were very clear.
21 Feb 2023
Dr Shah, Consultant Radiologist and all the staff I came in contact with were extremely polite and communicated effectively. Kept me informed and supported me.
19 Feb 2023
Absolutely fantastic specialists. I booked an abdominal & pelvic scan, as I had worries about my health and wanted to find out the reasons why I am not well. Very nice and calm atmosphere in the clinic. Everyone is brilliant. Thank you for your care about me.
18 Feb 2023
Very professional service by assertive doctors. The advice provided was balanced, and I felt comfortable with the suggested next steps.
17 Feb 2023
Lovely service. Quick, efficient and very clear. The doctor was very calming and reassuring. Wonderful service.
16 Feb 2023
Was made to feel comfortable by explaining how the process would go and to feel free to ask questions at any time. Straight forward, you get what you paid for in the convenience of your own time.
15 Feb 2023
Easy to book an appointment and excellent care. The doctors and chaperone were friendly and professional. They put me at ease and provided excellent service.
11 Feb 2023
Good service. Doctor was first-class, efficient and tentative.
10 Feb 2023
Lovely staff, environment and feel safe and cared for. Would definitely recommend. Have already been 3 times myself.
9 Feb 2023
I found Chloe and the team friendly, informative, thorough, non-judgmental and reassuring. Made me feel welcome and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend.
6 Feb 2023
Highly satisfied with the service provided, very professional staff, prompt results, and I had all my questions answered. I highly recommend it. Very welcoming, professional and with an obvious level of expertise.
4 Feb 2023
Staff are all so friendly and caring. I felt at ease throughout my appointment for a complete breast assessment. Results were straight away and discussed through with me immediately with my consultant. The results were emailed to me within an hour of my appointment ending. All round fantastic service.
3 Feb 2023
The details of what my appointment involved were clear, the online booking system was easy to use and convenient. I arrived early, and the friendly staff squeezed me into a schedule gap. In my appointment, I did not feel as though I had been squeezed into any schedule gap: all staff, including the consultant, made me feel comfortable and as though they had time for questions, time for listening and were happy to help. I received my report no longer than two hours after I left the clinic. Highly recommend.
3 Feb 2023
Dr Kate Hawtin was excellent both in her manner and professionalism. She explained everything comprehensively and her report was transparent and clear. Also, Monika, who is the receptionist and escorts clients to the examination room, was very helpful and courteous.
2 Feb 2023
The whole experience was super positive. I had an early pregnancy scan and felt in very good hands. Highly recommend!!!
1 Feb 2023
Amazing experience a lively team who really went the extra mile and helped me feel more at ease on what was happening with me. Great services would definetly recommend.
27 Jan 2023
Excellent and professional service from beginning to end. Special mention to the helpful and welcoming nurse. Thank you to Dr Tahir Hussain for his clear explanation of the scan. I look forward to my next check-up with him at Harley Street Ultrasound.
26 Jan 2023
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