Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan
Early pregnancy ultrasound scan from 6 to 16 weeks
Many women and their partners want the comfort of knowing their pregnancy is healthy during the first weeks. An Early Pregnancy Scan, also called a Viability Scan or Dating Scan from 6 weeks can usually determine whether there is a heartbeat and will give reassurance that all is well. We offer a specialised scanning service relating to all aspects of early pregnancy whether it is for reassurance or because there has been bleeding, pain or a history of early pregnancy complications such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
Please be aware that if your pregnancy is not progressing as planned or if an abnormality is detected during the scan, the results will be discussed with you immediately following your scan and a plan of action advised.
If the pregnancy is very early then it is usually necessary to do an internal (vaginal) scan. If the pregnancy is more than 7 weeks it may be possible to see enough abdominally (tummy scan), sometimes both scans are necessary to ensure all is well.
The age of a pregnancy is calculated from the first day of the last period (LMP), this means at time of conception you are already 2 weeks pregnant! By 5 weeks from the first day of your LMP on scan it should be possible to see a pregnancy sac usually with a yolk sac present. Then by 6-7 weeks there should be a fetal pole and fetal heartbeat present. The age of the fetus is determined by measuring Crown Rump Length (CRL), this means the measurements are taken from the top of the baby’s head to its bottom, from this measurement we can work out how many weeks and days pregnant you are.
During your ultrasound scan we will explain the findings to you and following your scan we will give you your images and email your report to you. If we feel that any follow-up is necessary, we will advise you regarding what is necessary and how to arrange further assessment.
What will the early pregnancy ultrasound scan show?
Remember every scan is different and the image quality can vary due to several factors.
How do I book an early pregnancy ultrasound scan?
Cherish-UK is a private pregnancy and fertility scanning clinic, you can self refer and arrange an appointment at your convenience. To book an early pregnancy ultrasound scan please telephone us on 0121 354 4777 or 07580 611 879, fill out our online enquiry form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to prepare for my early pregnancy ultrasound scan?
For an early pregnancy ultrasound scan we recommend that you arrive with a full bladder and drink a litre of fluid prior to your appointment. This will improve the quality and aid visibility of the ultrasound scan.
Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan Fees
Monday - Saturday
Sunday 9.30am - 12pm
Payment is required by cash or card on arrival at the clinic. We do not accept cheques.
Please be aware that Cherish UK has a 24 hour notice cancellation policy. If you do not attend on the day and have not made contact to cancel your appointment we reserve the right to charge the full fee.
What's included in your early pregnancy ultrasound scan?
Our early pregnancy ultrasound scan fees cover all aspects of your appointment which will include the following:
- Full Consultation
- Transabdominal Ultrasound Scan and/or Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan
- Black and White Ultrasound Scan Image(s)
- Ultrasound Scan Report
- Folder which is suitable for storing maternity records
- Display card for ultrasound images
You can purchase a DVD of the whole scan for £5.00, please let us know on arrival if you would like to purchase a DVD.
Please Note: It may be necessary for both a transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound scan to be performed. If this is the case then no extra charge is made.
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What Cherish-UK Clients Say About Us
"After having a missed miscarriage last year, we found ourselves so nervous when falling pregnant again. We booked in for an early pregnancy scan and immediately Diana was able to see baby and heartbeat (we are at 9 weeks). We can now relax and start enjoying this time. Diana was great, we will no doubt be back for further scans as we get further along. Thank you! "
"I was made to feel at ease and everything was explained very clearly. We saw Jacqui, who was not only very kind, but also extremely knowledgeable and professional throughout. I have recently gone to my NHS scan and this has highlighted to me just how excellent the service we received from Cherish-UK was. I am just in the process of booking my next scan."
Melissa, Stoke on Trent
"Me and my boyfriend wanted to have an early pregnancy scan at 8 weeks just to put our minds at ease. Diana who carried out the scan was so welcoming and friendly, she provided us with lots of knowledge about our tiny baby and we felt so happy with the service she carried out. Will definitely be recommending Cherish to people! "
"We have attended Cherish several times with both our pregnancies and each time it truly is an amazing experience. Our latest trip was following a bleed and after previous miscarriages and an ectopic I went into panic mode. A phone call as soon as they opened resulted in a scan on the same day and Diana was so reassuring and supportive. She found the baby's heartbeat straight away and reassured us that all was well with our little treasure. Diana also found the reason for the bleed and explained how common it is and further reassured us that everything is as it should be. Diana recorded our babies heartbeat and put it in an elephant ready for my little boy who will receive it when we return at 12 weeks as a way of telling him about his brother or sister. I tell everyone who is expecting about Cherish and will always recommend them. The care and attention you receive is fantastic! Thanks again Cherish and we will see you soon."
Carly, Sutton Coldfield
"I would like to say a HUGE thank you to the staff at Cherish, especially Jacqui. Having previously experienced two miscarriages, I was understandably very anxious. My early pregnancy scan was carried out by Jacqui who immediately made me welcome and at ease. Her professional, caring nature was a calming balm to my mind. Thankfully, this time, our scan showed a happy baby and a strong heartbeat. I can't thank Jacqui enough for her compassion and nurturing attitude. Highly recommended!!!"
"I called Cherish on the morning although there were no appointments left Jacqui managed to fit us in at 12.30 that day. This was our first pregnancy and it was a few days before our 12 week hospital scan. We were anxious and wanted to know if everything was ok. Unfortunately there was no heartbeat and it was really unexpected news and shock for us as we had no signs anything was wrong. Jacqui was amazing with us, so kind and professional. We were devastated but also felt very supported. She also emailed us with leaflets to help us understand as it was a missed misscarage which we never heard even heard of! We both wanted to say a big thank you to both Jacqui and the receptionist for there help and support. We would 100% recommend Cherish and hope that in the future we will be back with better news!"
"I would highly recommend Cherish UK to anyone who needs reassurance during early pregnancy. I attended due to a previous ectopic pregnancy four months ago and was absolutely terrified of history repeating itself. Upon arrival at the clinic Diana was waiting for me and even though I was 20 minutes early she took me straight up. Diana was so compassionate as she listened to my history and informed me that because of how early I am she may not be able to see much. During the scan not only did she see a gestational sac in the right place (thank goodness) but also a yolk sac and possible fetal pole. I was so relieved that the pregnancy was in the right place that I burst into tears and started shaking. Diana was fantastic and showed me all sorts of things and explained things the NHS scans do not. She not only completely put my mind at rest but also remembered me from a previous visit three years ago when I was pregnant with my little boy after a previous missed miscarriage. I will be returning to Cherish throughout my early pregnancy if I need reassurance and will definitely attend for a gender scan if all is well. Thank you so much Cherish you are a credit to worried expectant parents."
Carly, Sutton Coldfield
" I had an early reassurance scan at 8 weeks 4 days. After a previous miscarriage, it was exactly what I needed to put my mind at rest. Jaqui was very genuine, professional and had a real calming presence. She picked up the heartbeat and little bean within seconds. She also told me the facts about the low percentage chances of miscarriage my stage, which made me feel so much better. I was there with my partner, son, mother, mother in law and sister in law. She took her time, and even though it was the end of the day- I did not feel at all rushed. She emailed me several detailed pictures and a report of the structures that were seen. I also had 7 prints of the scan and a small card frame to place them in. Worth every penny - I had a friend go to another place for a scan which was perhaps Â£10 cheaper and she didn't get the same kind of experience at all, was rushed and was not happy. Cherish is amazing. I will be back for my second scan soon! Thank you so much Jaqui xx"
"Diana was fantastic when we went for an early scan. She was very informative and I felt that we got much more information that I've ever had with an NHS scan. I was made to feel at ease and reassured throughout. Couldn't recommend enough. We will definitely go back!"
Claire, Sutton Coldfield
"I contacted cherish to enquire about a early pregnancy scan, the lady on the phone was so kind and friendly and we were able to be seen at a time and day that suited us best. Diana , our sonographer was very kind and thoroughly explained everything on the screen to us. It was incredibly reassuring and we had some lovely pictures which she kindly printed off and promptly emailed to us along with the scan report. We are so pleased with the service we received and will certainly be returning for a future scan."
"Diana and Jacqui are both amazing. I had had my 1st ever baby's scann & heart beat there. So they would always be special to me now :-) They are very welcoming and ever so reassuring they make you feel right at home. The Customer service is definitely top notch! I will be telling all my friends about Cherish and I will be back :-) Thank you Diana you are the bestest! xxx ;-)"
"What an amazing experience me and my partner had tonight seeing our little baby! We went for an early pregnancy reassurance scan at 10 weeks and it was amazing to see such a strong heartbeat, little arms, legs, head and tummy. Baby was very wriggly which was lovely to see. Rather unexpected, didn't think we would see as much activity. Also got to see baby in 3D which was unreal. Jackie was fantastic from start to finish. So lovely and reassuring. Made me feel really comfortable throughout. Can't recommend Cherish enough, worth every single penny! Thank you so so much."
"I booked in for an Early Pregnancy Scan and attended with my husband. We met Jacqui and the whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. Jacqui gave us lots of information and put our minds at ease. We will definitely be returning for another scan to find out the sex of our baby."
"Visited Cherish today following concerns at 7 weeks pregnant, having been unable to get an appointment within the NHS for another 4 days I was recommended to the clinic by a friend... and I'm so glad! Very friendly and welcoming. Everything was explained in full and was put at such ease and reassured everything was well in my pregnancy. The report and images were emailed promptly and I will definitely return to Cherish again. Would recommend to anyone."
"I visited Cherish 2 years ago for our sons scan and this time round would not have even thought of going anywhere else. The service you get is fantastic. Jacqui was so in depth with our scan and told us everything she was looking for. Top service, I will be back for the gender scan. Thank you!"
"I had two early scans at Cherish, I had some pains so wanted to go for reassurance. They were very professional but extremely friendly and I felt at ease and comfortable in the scan room. They were very thorough, more so than any nhs scan that I had previously. I also received a detailed report and lots of images via email after the scan. I would highly recommend Cherish and I would use them again for future scans."
"I went for an early scan due to bleeding which they discovered I was having an ectopic pregnancy. I was then reassured, my obvservations was then taken and also booked into hospital. I then went to hospital which they was then saying it wasn't an ectopic pregnancy cuz they couldn't find the baby, so if it wasn't for Cherish I wouldn't of had my tube and baby removed, I wud of been left in serious pain and cud of ended up much much worse even my life at risk so I can't thank cherish enough. Very highly recommend. I will be returning in the future when having another pregnancy 5***** thank you so so much jade and Mathew xx"
"I had a early pregnancy scan at 9 weeks performed by Jacqui. The experience could not have been better, Jacqui spent time going through the scan step by step to reassure me everything was fine with our baby after a scare. She did everything to put me at ease and was so positive every step of the way! I am so thankful. Money well spent!"
Rachael, Sutton Coldfield
"I was very pleased I was able to get an appointment on the day I called up, as after having some bleeding I was very worried and anxious, as only being 5-6 weeks pregnant I couldn't wait till my NHS scan. I was so pleased with the outcome & how at ease Jacqui had made me feel & she explains everything in detail. I would most definitely recommend expectant mothers to come here. Friendly, clean & professional."
"Im so pleased with the wonderful, professional service given today at Cherish. Following previous bad news last year this has made my day! Thank you for sharing your in depth knowledge and for explaining things so well and showing such understanding. I will be recommending you to everybody."
"I went today for an early pregnancy scan, it was very professional, Jacqui was very friendly and answered all the questions I needed. I wouldn't hesitate to go back again for future pregnancies, highly reccomended."
"After a few days of bleeding and being told by my GP, I maybe having a miscarriage I decided to book in for a scan at Cherish. Although very nervous about the outcome Jacqui put me at complete ease, talked me and my husband through the process. My ultrasound scan showed up a healthy sac and embryo and we could just make out a small beat. After days of worry our minds were put at ease. Jacqui did however detect where the bleeding was coming from but again reassured us. We are both extremely positive about the rest of our pregnancy, with so much thanks to the support of the team from Cherish UK."
"After going through IVF I had been very worried about something going wrong and so we decided to book a private scan at Cherish at 10 weeks for reassurance. When we arrived half an hour early Diana saw us within 5 minutes. We were then scanned and completely amazed by what we saw. Diana took lots of photos and also advised an internal scan to get the best photos and they certainly were incredible. To see our baby move around and be told by Diana that everything was as it should be was brilliant and she looked after us so well. We purchased a recording of our baby's heartbeat to put into a little bear which was just the cutest thing ever. Thank you so much Diana and Cherish for a truly wonderful experience, we will certainly be returning and recommending you to family and friends. Hannah & Darren xxx"
Hannah, Four Oaks
"We had an early scan at 10 weeks 5 days as we wanted reassurance before our 12 week scan. Diana made us feel really comfortable and at ease and was so friendly and professional. We couldn't believe how clear the images of our baby were, it was an experience we will never forget. Diana talked us through everything and gave us so much information as well as some amazing pictures. We will definitely be returning to Cherish at 16 weeks for a gender scan. We can't wait! Thanks Cherish."
"Me and my girlfriend came to Cherish for an early pregnancy scan due to suffering a miscarriage a few months earlier and the service was amazing. The staff were lovely and we just got an all round better experience than with the NHS. I would highly recommend them and have passed there details on to family and friends who may need there services in the future."
"We had an early pregnancy scan as we had a high chance of a multiple birth. The lady we saw was lovely,very professional as was the room and the whole experience, really put our minds at ease and we got to our baby 6 weeks early!"
"My scan at Cherish was a reasurance scan for first time pregnancy, recommend by family and friends. Diane was really friendly and kind and all was well, I would definitely recommend Cherish and hope to return later in my pregnancy."
Aimee, Sutton Coldfield
"Would highly recommend to anyone who wants reassurance in early pregnancy. After suffering an ectopic pregnancy we needed the reassurance that everything was progressing well and couldn't have been better looked after. Thank you so much cherish x"
"I used the early pregnancy scan service at Cherish UK and it was a totally pleasant experience. I and my husband was too nervous before entering the room. However, with the friendly atmosphere and the professional guidance and help from Jacqui, we felt totally relieved. Highly recommend to Cherish UK!"
"I rang first thing on a morning due to bleeding the night before so was thrilled to get an appointment later that same day. I had an early pregnancy scan and Jacqui made us feel very at ease and welcome. She talked us though the scan and all her findings. Will definitely be returning for our gender scan as we have been to other clinics before and none have been as nice. Thank you x"
"Due to our fertility history we had to go into A&E at a local hospital who could not scan me until Monday morning. As I have had an ectopic pregnancy in the past my husband and I were desperate to be scanned and confirm whether I was pregnant or not. We called Cherish who were fully booked but after explaining our situation they kindly said to come in and they will fit us in. Diane was empathetic to the situation and very friendly. She confirmed that I was indeed pregnant. She shared in our happiness. We thank them sincerely for fitting us in and we will definitely be using them again."
"Just got home from our second scan. Both times we have been made comfortable and put at ease. Can't wait to see them again in a few weeks!! Thanks Jacqui and all the Cherish team ...you've all helped us on the beginning of our journey."
"I can't recommend this place enough. We were super nervous about having an early scan but staff at cherish made us feel welcome and calm. They explained everything we needed to know and hearing the heartbeat was so reassuring and wonderful. We are hoping to come back soon."
"Absolutely amazing experience. Really friendly and welcoming staff. Diane was lovely. Thank you so much."
"Really good service, felt personal. Loved the building and really clean and presented nicely. Will be back again."
Lucy, Sutton Coldfield
"I had a 10 wk scan for reassurance. Jacqui was totally fantastic explained everything and answered and questions we had. A fantastic service which is seem less and makes you fell comfortable and secure throughout. Thank you"
"We went to Cherish for an early pregnancy scan (6 weeks) due to some slight bleeding and because we couldn't wait for our scheduled scan. We are so glad that we went as not only did it give us the reassurance that we hoped for it also gave us an opportunity to receive an excellent professional service. Would not hesitate recommending Cherish and can't speak highly enough of the place. We will definitely we returning for a 16 week gender scan. Jacqi had a lovely caring nature and was very informative explaining everything on the screen. Thank you Cherish"
Claire, Sutton Coldfield
"I was extremely panicked about pain I had and booked an appointment for the same day which was a god send! I had both internal and external scans and was immediately put at ease by Diana and had everything explained to me fully. Both me and my partner were extremely grateful for the kind, sensitive and thorough service we received and will be returning for future scans."
Laura, Sutton Coldfield
"Thank you for my early reassurance scan that I had today. It was nice to know that all is going as well as it should be. Was lovely to see babies heartbeat flickering away. Such a lovely and calm setting."
Jemma, Sutton Coldfield
"My partner and I booked an early pregnancy scan at Cherish UK. I spoke to Rachel a few times while booking and she was very helpful and polite each time. Upon arrival on the day we were greeted by Rachel and Jacqui. We were taken up straight away and talked through what to expect at this appointment. During the scan there was some concerns, Jacqui went out of her way to call the local hospital and book me in to the early pregnancy unit straight away. We would highly recommend this place, lovely staff and great atmosphere. Will definately be using again in the future!"
"My experience was amazing! I went for an early reassurance scan and was told that everything is progressing as it should and was given all images. My partner and our mothers came and they all found that it was a perfect and amazing experience! Cannot thank Cherish enough and will be back! Thankyou."
"My partner and I booked in for an early reassurance scan at 7 weeks, as we are getting married soon and wanted to walk down the aisle knowing everything was progressing well with our little blueberry! The team were very efficient getting back to us regarding an appointment and Diana our sonographer was very pleasant and made the experience very enjoyable. She did lots to make sure we left happy, including asking us if we were happy with the pictures/heart beat sound and if we wanted an internal scan as well for clearer pics etc. Thank you - we left beaming and very happy!"
Theresa, Hall Green
"Been for a reassurance scan today and as usual Jacqui was lovely. I can't recommend her enough. We have been a few times now and everyone has been a fabulous experience. So professional and lovely. We will be back again soon no doubt for a 4d scan to see our boy."
"The whole experience from booking to receipt of my early pregnancy scan pictures and report was easy and efficient. This made the whole process reassuring, relaxing and enjoyable for both myself and my husband. You were very welcoming and put me at ease and explained everything clearly. I would recommend you and would not hesitate to visit again. We are excited and have gained confidence now! Thank you."
Maria, Four Oaks
"I have had several early pregnancy scans with Cherish due to my history of recurrent miscarriage. They have been brilliant. Jacqui's knowledge is so impressive and this isn't all. She is lovely too. We were able to talk about our worries, ask questions and she was so understanding. That's what we needed and we couldn't have asked for more. Cherish UK was recommended to me and I would not hesitate in recommending the service to others."
Radha, Sutton Coldfield
"Diana was extremely friendly and professional. She explained everything clearly reassured us that everything looked fine. We even heard the heartbeat! I would recommend Cherish to others."
Charlotte, Sutton Coldfield
"Been to day for my early pregnancy scan. To early to see much, but still felt happy and reassured. The lady who did my scan was lovely and informative. Came away with 5 scan pictures and a spring in my step. Re-booked for another scan in 3 weeks. Would recommend to anyone."
"We saw Jackie today for an early pregnancy scan. She was absolutely brilliant. Very reassuring and very thorough. Thank you"
"I have just been for a reassurance scan and it was perfect. We were given lots of information with everything being explained clearly and we heard our baby's heartbeat for the first time. It really was magical - thank you Jacqui!"
Lucy, Sutton Coldfield
"I received an early reassurance scan. I was a little nervous initially, however Jacqui made me feel at ease with her kindness and professionalism. It was definitely worth it. Everything is explained to you in detail. I would highly recommend the service."
Laura, Sutton Coldfield
"Yesterday we had a reassurance scan after a very worrying day. Diana was absolutely amazing with us and made us feel relaxed, comforted and excited. It was a very swift and professional service but also had a personal touch. Staff were very welcoming and I would recommend Cherish UK to all our friends and family."
"We had an early pregnancy scan done today. Jacqui is a very nice lady with loads of experience. We loved the way she explained everything during the scan. Very reassuring and good ambience."
"We spent a fantastic and wonderful time on saturday with lovely and very helpful Jacqui!! We came in for an early pregnancy scan and Jacqui made me feel so comfortable explaining everything very patient and polite..we recommend Cherish-uk to every mom to be for their peace of mind before the 12 weeks scan..thank you once again Jacqui for your time ..means a lot to us!!"
"Accommodated me at short notice, understanding on the phone before the appointment, very professional and caring during the scan. Diana explained everything thoroughly and really made me feel at ease and reassured me with the progression of my pregnancy. Will definitely be going back for more scans throughout my pregnancy. (This was an early pregnancy viability scan)."
"Diana squeezed us in at the last minute on a Saturday, when I called and was worried I had miscarried. We went later that afternoon and she texted me to say we could come a little early. The scan (7 1/2 weeks) was a huge relief as I was fine, and we were thrilled with and extremely grateful for the service we received, and will be booking another scan here. Thank you!"
"We visited Cherish today, it was our first visit and we booked in for an early pregnancy scan. We were welcomed by Diana who made us feel completely at ease. Couldnt thank her enough for putting our minds at ease and giving us a first class service. We have already booked in again with Diana for our 9 week scan! Once again thankyou xxx"