Private scans

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  1. Impy

    Impy Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had, or is due to have, a private scan before their 12 week scan? How did you find out how to get one, how much did it cost and did you think it was worth having. I have heard of people having them at 8 weeks, is that the best time so that you can actually see something?
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  2. hopeforamirac

    hopeforamirac Well-Known Member

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    I had a private scan at 8 weeks was well worth the money i payed £90
    If you google private scan and your area it will give you all private scan places :)
     
  3. Beautywithin

    Beautywithin Mummy of two

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    I had one at 9 weeks. and cost (95) had another at 12 weeks aswell. and going for a gender scan later today.. they are defo worth the money..and yes you will be able to see your baby in detail.. unlike the nhs who seem to rush and you cant make head or tail of what they are showing you
    if you type in google private scans in your area then something should come up.. price ranges depend on the area you are in
    x
     
  4. alibaba24

    alibaba24 Well-Known Member

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    I had a dating scan at 8 weeks it was lovely far better than nhs and it cost £85
     
  5. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    i set up a poll on this last week

    I am booked in to have mine at 8 weeks next week
    Private hospital in Sheffield - £100
    I just can't wait and need the reassurance
    xx
     
  6. LankyDoodle

    LankyDoodle Well-Known Member

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    I have just found out that in my area (Taunton Deane), unless there are problems, the dating scan is at 16 weeks, and I can't wait for another 10 weeks so I am going to have a private one in a couple of weeks' time. It will be £95.
     
  7. BABYCAREY

    BABYCAREY mummy to a angel

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    I KNOW FOR A PRIVATE 4D SCAN TO DETERMINE THE SEX IS BEST DONE BETWEEN 24-28WEEKS,A MIDWIFE TOLD ME,I HAVE SOME TIME TO GO UNTIL THEN!! JUST 12WEEKS+2 AT THE MIN!!:cry:
     
  8. muddles

    muddles Mummy of 2.

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    I had heard 8 weeks is the best time, as your risk of mc becomes less after 8 weeks I think.
     
  9. Heidi

    Heidi Mummy to two girls

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    I'm defiantly looking in to one i've found one locally for £60/£65.
    It does seem the 8 week mark is the most popular time to get a private scan done. x
     
  10. JenJosh

    JenJosh Well-Known Member

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    Hi BabyCarey

    Gender scans can be carried out from 17 weeks by private companies if that helps you

    :hugs:
     
  11. Natnee

    Natnee Mummy to Belle

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    I have just looked and I can get one done near by me for £85 from 6 weeks. :happydance:
     
  12. fizz63

    fizz63 Well-Known Member

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    quick question ... if you have a private scan done, say at 8 weeks - will the nhs still do you a scan at 12 weeks ... or will they not do one then

    what i mean is are the private scans in addition to the nhs ones ?
     
  13. Natnee

    Natnee Mummy to Belle

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    I hope so. I have booked one next week for peace of mind, but are the 12 week ones to do specific tests?
     
  14. Impy

    Impy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all you help guys.
     
  15. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    yeah you still get the nhs one if you have a private one.
     

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