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Ultrasound scans during pregnancy

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Welcome to Our Blog at Ultraworld Scanning Services!

We thought we would develop a blog on the common topics around ultrasound, So please come back and take a look often, and if you don't see what you're looking for drop a suggestion in the comments and we will do our best to assist you.

Before we start on today's topic of how ultrasound scans during pregnancy are done, here's a little intro to our clinic. We established Ultraworld Scanning Services early last year. We are certified sonographers with many years of experience working in the NHS.

We are part of the Care Quality Commission, which is a regulating body and provides diagnostic and screening procedures.

We are also registered with HCPC - the Health and Care Professionals Council to ensure our customers receive the best standards of service.

We wanted to give back to the community and made it our mission to provide high-quality diagnostic ultrasound services to our customers in a comfortable, friendly, and welcoming environment by highly experienced professionals.

Below is a pic of our friendly clinic.

Ultrasound Scanning Clinic
Our Clinic in Erith

3D & 4D Baby scans, Pregnancy Scans, and Gender Scans are popular.

It was an extremely tough start with Covid and the pandemic. But our customers were great and gave us encouragement to persevere. Here we are 3 years on listening to our customers and starting a blog to help you expectant parents.

We can also assist and educate anyone who is suffering from other body part pains and ailments. A diagnostic scan can help diagnose ceratin ailments and put you on a path to recovery.

Ultrasound Scan during pregnancy

Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb. The scans are painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of the pregnancy.

Having a scan during pregnancy is usually a happy event, but please be aware that ultrasound scans may detect some serious health conditions. It is always a good idea to be prepared for that information.

What will happen at the scan?

Our scans are carried out by qualified sonographers. The scan is carried out in one of the beautiful rooms in the clinic with low lighting so the sonographer is able to get good images of your baby.

You'll be asked to lie on your back and reveal your tummy.

The sonographer will put ultrasound gel on your tummy, which makes sure there is good contact between the machine and your skin.

The sonographer passes a probe over your tummy and a picture of the baby will appear on the ultrasound screen.

During the exam, sonographers need to keep the screen in a position that gives them a good view of the baby.

The sonographer will carefully examine your baby's body. The sonographer may need to apply slight pressure on your tummy to get the best views of the baby.

Our scan usually takes around 20 to 30 minutes. However, sometimes if the sonographer cannot get good views of your baby due to an awkward position or the baby moving around a lot.

If this difficulty arises and the sonographer is unable to get a good image the scan may take a little longer or have to be repeated at another time.


Ultrasound scan during pregnancy offers a safe, accessible test that can provide you with more information about your pregnancy and unborn baby to help guide your ongoing care.

Ultrasound is a safe and pain-free test, and there is no increased risk of miscarriage or harm to your baby. The sound waves used are at very low frequency and so will not hurt you or your baby and your baby will not be able to hear them.

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