Viability Ultrasound Scan
Viability Ultrasound Scan from 6-14 weeks
Sometimes the early weeks of pregnancy can be very worrying, a viability ultrasound scan is useful to provide reassurance that the pregnancy is progressing as expected and has implanted in the correct place. They can also be used to determine the number of fetuses present! This type of scan provides reassurance for couples who have previously experienced miscarriage or if there has been any vaginal bleeding.
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 the 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 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.
Please note: Our scans do not replace the routine NHS monitoring scans but are provided as a service for additional reassurance.
What will the viability ultrasound scan show?
Remember every scan is different and the image quality can vary due to several factors.
How do I book a viability 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 a viability 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 viability ultrasound scan?
For a viability 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.
Viability 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 viability ultrasound scan?
Our viability 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 (pregnancy scans)
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
"We have visited Cherish twice, once where we discovered we had miscarried our child and another for reasurance with our second pregnancy. Hearing that you've lost your child is the worst feeling in the world but we were so grateful that we found out with Cherish who were unbelievably kind and gave us great information and advice. Our second visit gave us better news and again, we were given excellent information and felt incredibly comfortable during the scan. We really can't recommend Cherish and their sonographers enough! "
"I have been to Cherish twice during my first pregnancy. Once at 8 weeks and then again at 27 weeks. It was the best thing I did, to be able check everything is going ok, is amazing. Diana talked us through everything and showed us what everything was on the scan and is clearly very experienced which gave us reassurance . I would definitely recommend this to anyone. "
"We had a scan today at 15 weeks and I couldn't recommend Cherish enough. Jacqui made us feel at ease from the very beginning. After having a previous late pregnancy loss, I have been anxious throughout my second pregnancy but Jacqui made me feel very comfortable and listened to all my silly questions! Would definitely recommend for anybody looking to have a reassurance scan. Well worth every penny."
"I had an early pregnancy scan yesterday due to a bleed I had recently had, I can honestly say I've never felt more reassured and comfortable the staff are so friendly and helpful!"
Amy, West bromwich
"We went for an early scan due to a miscarriage in October we just needed abit of reassurance everything was ok Jacqui was amazing she made me feel so relaxed took her time with us she is such a lovely warming lady and I'll defo be back then. Thank you so much Jacqui for all ur help x"
"The staff here are polite, kind and very helpful. I rang them today to see if I could have a reassurance scan to put my mind at ease and they fitted me in without any trouble. When we got there the lady was so lovely explained everything to us and even explained things to my children who was with us. All we can say is thank you so much for all your help and time spent with us. I would recommend this company to anybody, well worth the money "
"Diana was so welcoming she made both myself and partner feel relaxed and when we heard our baby's heartbeat at 7 weeks it was just magic. We had an early scan which was mainly for reassurance she went through all the areas of the scan the brain growing head etc it was just amazing."
"Fantastic service, makes you feel at ease and comfortable, very helpful and know how to keep you calm, would definetly use Cherish UK again."
Lianne, Sutton Coldfield
"I had some spot bleeding in my pregnancy I am 10 weeks. After spending half the night in A&E was sent away being told I had to wait a few days for a scan. It was Sunday morning when I rang Cherish desperate for a appointment. Cherish kindly squeezed me in that morning. What great service I had a lovely lady who was so thorough and was able to put our minds to rest. Everything was fine thankfully and we come away we lots of lovely scan pictures. We were over the moon. Would highly recommend Cherish for lovely service and kindness and understanding."
"I had another scan today, they fitted me in the same day. This was a reassurance scan at 6W 5D. I was put at ease right away and the sonographer was very reassuring and attentative. She gave me a lot of info and made me feel very normal too. It was another beautiful moment thanks to Cherish. I got to see and hear baby's heart beat and I left feeling well looked after. Will be going again next week. Would recommend Cherish, they have put me at ease on many occasions and I can't fault anything."
Suzanne, Sutton Coldfield
"I had a 6 week scan booked for a Sunday but when I had some bleeding on the Wednesday I was so worried. I called and Jacqui was fantastic from start to finish. She squeezed me in to have a scan on the Thursday when I called. From arrival she was completely professional and the scan was very clear and explained in detail. I got to take away our images and also had an ultrasound report emailed straight over to me. The scan was so reassuring and completely worth it. Really please we decided to go for it and get the scan. Very happy with Cherish would 100% return and recommend to others."
"We have visited Cherish for early pregnancy scans, gender scan, a scan for reassurance and 3D & 4D baby bonding scan - what an excellent service Diana & Jacqui provide. They are so lovely, reassuring and professional. We have felt so looked after on our journey so far. Cherish feels like a little safe haven to us where we have been lucky enough to watch our baby grow. The images are outstanding. Thank you so much :) xxx "
Jenny, Sutton Coldfield
"I had another scan to reassure myself, Jacqui done my scan, she was very thorough and went through everything with me and my husband, i feel so much better now thanks to jacqui and buy having the scan. Ive been here third time now and will continue coming here. Lovely staff. "
"We came to Cherish for a viability/reassurance scan at approximately 7 weeks. From the moment we stepped in we felt at ease and very well taken care of. I was given an ultrasound and internal scan and Jacqui explained what everything was in great detail. It was a wonderful, reassuring experience and I'm so glad we did it. I've a feeling we will be back for many more scans at Cherish as the pregnancy progresses. Thank you so much! "
"Quite possibly the most heart breaking day of my life - a reassurance scan that sadly showed my worries were right and my baby had died the week before. Jacqui was lovely - professional but so caring. She took her time to get all the information she needed which must have been hard as I was devastated and couldn't keep still. Not only did she take some beautiful photos that we will treasure forever, she also gave us some much needed advice which sadly wasn't available from the GP or midwife until hours later. One day we hope to return and share a more positive outcome with her. Thankyou so much x"
"I went in for a reassurance scan after a missed miscarriage last year. Jacqui greated me and my husband (we were 30 minutes early and she saw us straight away). She explained very clearly what she was going to do and what she was looking for. We saw an amazing heartbeat and Jacqui confirmed we were 8 weeks. It was a wonderful experience with a great result. I'm still not trying to get too excited but I am so relieved. Will defo be returning in this pregancy and any future pregnancies. Thank you Cherish"
Pardeep, West Bromwich
"I booked Cherish for a blood test and was able to get an appointment on the very next day when I needed it. The results also came back within 24 hours. The staff were fantastic and I will certainly be going back to use their services again. Very, very, easy and reassuring service."
"I approached Cherish UK to book a viability scan after i had had some spotting. I was able to book an appointment for the same week and the appointment times are very flexible to fit around work and other commitments. When attending for my scan, the atmosphere was very calm and relaxing. During the scan (including an internal), Diana was very respectful and pleasant. I observed that she was very knowledgable and informative and explained everything in detail. When leaving the scan, I was given a very neat presentation wallet with further information and my scan photos from that session. I left feeling 100% reasaured and I will definately be booking to go back again for further scans during my current pregnancy."
"A truly amazing service run by extremely friendly and lovely staff. I came in for an antenatal scan at 16 weeks and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you!"
"Cherish was recommended by a friend, we had a reassurance scan as I am pregnant with our first child and it was so worth it! Diana was very friendly and made us feel relaxed. She took her time and explained everything in lots of detail. We now have lots of lovely pictures of our baby to show friends and family when we decide to share our news."
Christina, Great Barr
"I cannot praise Jacqui and Diana enough they always answer the door with a friendly comforting smile, nothing is too much trouble for them and their thorough step by step explanation is so reassuring. I have made a couple of appointments at short notice and they have accommodated me without any issue, answering my questions and concerns with great knowledge and understanding I don't know what I would have done without their professional personal service. Thank you to Rachel also. Service received x3 HCG test, progesterone test, x2 viability scans after bleed."
"We booked in for a viability scan as we were having an anxious pregnancy following a miscarriage. I have had three early pregnancy scans now and the one I had with Cherish UK was by far the most comfortable and professional scan I have had. The facilities were very clean and I was very happy that our one year old daughter was welcomed too.;