Thursday, 6 February 2014

3D/4D Pregnancy Scan

We were a bit reluctant to go for a 3D/4D scan because we'd seen some awful examples of people's babies looking like scary aliens and weren't sure if we'd be up for that! We debated it for a few weeks and then decided if we could find one that was a decent price (not an easy feat in Central London) then we'd go for it. We kind of thought it would be pretty amazing to show Baby K in years to come them moving around in my tummy. And If it turned out to be horrible, we just wouldn't tell anyone we ever went haha!

We found a good price at Peek-A-Baby in Mitcham, South London, and booked an appointment on Monday evening. It meant driving for about an hour (we're in North London) but to be honest we weren't prepared to pay £150-£220 to go to a clinic in Harley Street. I went there for an early pregnancy scan and wasn't impressed with the clinic I went to's standards. 


When we got to Peek-A-Baby we were greeted by a lovely man who was manning the reception area, which was just a room at the front. Then a girl came through and said she'd be looking after us and took us through to the scanning room. The sonographer was really nice and funny too. She chatted away and asked if we wanted to confirm the sex of the baby etc....


The only problem was Baby K was sound asleep after a very active car journey! We tried everything - eating chocolate, drinking orange juice, moving around, shaking around - but nothing would wake baby!

It was ok though because we got some really clear photos and videos anyway.

We paid £79 for about 20 images on a CD, 3 printed images and a 15 minute recording of the whole scan on a DVD. 






I cut down the video into a few shorter videos and took off the Disney music they had in the background so I could share them with family without boring them too much!! Here's one of baby sleeping away and bring it's hand up to it's face. We also got one of baby smiling which was lovely.

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All in all it was a really great experience and we would highly recommend it!

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19 comments :

  1. Aww you got some lovely pictures! :) must make you even more excited. When is your due date? x

    nicolaandbabyj.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It made it seem so so real! Was lovely! Due on the 24th of April, my OCD likes the date 24.04.14 haha even tho I'm sure baby won't come then. When are you due?? I need to have a look at your blog, had a quick peek last night and was really enjoying it but didn't have enough time to have a proper read :) xx

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    2. Aww lovely :) well if it is late and comes on the 29th I think that's a pretty great date too (my birthday hehe) ah thanks :) i'm pretty new to blogging so any advice you can give would be great! xx

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  2. was it just 3d or 2d as well? we like you not sure that we want to 3d as all googled images looked a bit weird)

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    1. It was 2d and 3d/4d, they switched between the two! Used 2d to confirm sex and look at heartbeat etc :)

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  3. Wow! I really wish I had of gotten a 3D scan for my kids. Lovely post :-) #BinkyLinky

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  4. How precious. To have another human being growing inside of you is just an amazing thing. I could only imagine the excitement you must be feeling at this point.

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  5. I had a 4d scan and it was amazing! Would definitely recommend. Thanks for linking up #binkylinky

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  6. They're great images! We only had our standard 12 and 20 week scans. I think if we have another one we might go for a 3D scan too.

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    1. You definitely should :) If you find a good place, it's so worth it. Just check out reviews before you book, got to love google!

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  7. Wow this is amazing, I hadn't even considered doing one of these. I'm sure you have mentioned in your previous posts, which I've taken a look at here and there but are you finding out the gender of the baby? Just wondering if it is hard to go for one of these scans if you don't want to know the gender because it would be obvious? Thanks for sharing your experience!

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    1. We have found out but we've got family who would like it to be a surprise so we're not putting it anywhere public i.e. online! Most places are more than happy not to tell you what sex baby is if you ask. From what I understand they just don't even look themselves so there's no way of slipping up. Also, even when the lady showed us close up in 2D what sex baby was, we wouldn't have been able to tell if she hadn't said one way or another haha!
      You're welcome, I'm just trying to provide info on all the stuff I've found it hard to find real like experiences of, just don't have enough time in the day to do all the posts I want to do :)

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  8. we had 3d images at our NHS scan ;-) they are lovely. bet you're super excited.

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    1. Oh wow, that's good :) Yep really excited and slightly anxious now too haha! Thanks for reading! x

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  9. Awww how lovely! It will be so nice to be able to show baby K in the future x

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  10. These are lovely pictures congratulations on your pregnancy. Its nice to have things like to show them when they're older isnt it x

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  11. Aww I am so jealous! I would love to have another ultrasound but I don't think my insurance will cover it and I know I'd definitely have to pay for a special 3d/4d one. These pics are great. It's so exciting you will get to meet him or her face to face soon! I absolutely can't wait to meet my little one too. xx

    Danielle | My Little Sprout - pregnancy blog

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  12. Brilliant clear photos. Not scary or alien-looking at all. Congratulations on your pregnancy! You must be so so excited :)
    Thank you for linking up with #binkylinky

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  13. Thanks for your informative article. I reckon 3d ultrasound Melbourne and 4d ultrasound Melbourne scan is best option to determine the early child health.

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