Ultrasound Pregnancy Scans

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A routine part of your 3fivetwo antenatal care package includes an extensive 3D ultrasound service. This will include an early pregnancy scan, nuchal scan, detailed normality scan and foetal cardiac scan. 4D ultrasound is also included and can be arranged as a standalone examination.


Ultrasound scans are usually performed to:

  • Confirm pregnancy
  • Accurately determine gestational age
  • Determine viability - to confirm presence of heartbeat
  • Determine fetal number
  • Reassure the mother that her baby appears to have no gross structural or growth abnormalities
  • Determine placental morphology and localisation

Preparation: Please attend your appointment with a full bladder to improve image quality.

Early pregnancy scan: performed at 8-16/17 weeks

Determines the presence of a heartbeat, multiple embryos and gestational age. If there is concern over a possible ectopic pregnancy or in the very early stages of pregnancy, a trans-vaginal scan may be carried out from 6 weeks.

Detailed Normality scan: performed at 18-20 weeks

This scan will provide detailed information of the baby's major organs and any structural abnormalities present. The sex of your baby may also be determined at this point. Your Obstetrician and/or Ultrasonographer will look closely at the baby's face, spine, head, limbs, chest and abdominal structures and heartbeat. The position of the placenta and amount of amniotic fluid present are also noted.

Foetal Cardiac scan: performed at 22-23 weeks

This scan is carried out by a paediatric Cardiologist (Dr F Casey) and is used solely to image the baby's heart to identify the presence of congenital defects or cardiac abnormalities.

4D Ultrasound: performed at 24-32 weeks

This 4D scan has the added dimension of real time imaging enabling you to capture the miracle of your baby’s development including smiling, yawning, arm stretches, kicking and sleeping.


Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road,

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Dr David Glenn

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Clinical Director, South Eastern Trust, Belfast

Dr Priscilla Devaseelan

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Alyson Hunter

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

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