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Scans

Find out what to expect from your first ultrasound scan right through to 3d and 4d scans with our ultimate guide to pregnancy scans. We’ve followed these mums on their ultrasound journeys and now you can see what it’s really like going to meet your baby and hear their heartbeat from inside your womb.

When should you have pregnancy scans and what is available?

Early Pregnancy scan

Are you interested to have an early pregnancy scan? They can be a useful way of checking that the pregnancy is progressing as it should and can help identify if you are having a multiple pregnancy at an early stage. They’re a useful way to figure out your due date and check that everything is fine which can be very reassuring in those early weeks.

4D scan

Increasingly popular, the 4D scan technology that exists nowadays means that you can see your baby move inside the womb in 3D. Not everyone wants to see their baby in so much detail before they’re born but if you can’t wait until you give birth, 4D scans are a great way to see how your baby is developing and see them in much more detail than you would with a regular 2D scan. You can even get a video of your baby from some clinics that offer 4D scans.