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.

Please note: Our scans do not replace the routine NHS monitoring scans but are provided as a service for additional reassurance.

What will the early pregnancy ultrasound scan show?

Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan 6-7 Weeks Gestation
Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan 7-8 Weeks Gestation
Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan 9-12 Weeks Gestation
Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan 12 Weeks Gestation

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 info@cherish-uk.com.

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


Credit Card payments welcome

Payment is required by cash or card on arrival at the clinic. We do not accept cheques.


Cancellation Policy

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

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 on a number of occasions for scans throughout my pregnancy. We had two very early pregnancy scans at around 7 and 9 weeks and recently returned for a scan at 18 weeks. The service is always excellent. Both Diana and Jacqui are lovely and make you feel so comfortable as soon as you arrive. The scans never feel rushed and we always leave with plenty of lovely photographs! Both Diana and Jacqui are so knowledgeable and talk you through the scan thoroughly. It’s a much better experience than the standard NHS scans and we always leave feeling reassured that my pregnancy is progressing well. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Cherish to others."

Kirstie, Brierley Hill


"We have now had two fantastic scans at Cherish (a 10 week early scan and a 17 week gender scan). You are made to feel really comfortable and the team are so friendly. Thank you so much to the Cherish team for making our scans such a special experience. We also love that you receive all of the photos digitally and a report following the scan which is a lovely touch. Thank you again and we will definitely be coming back for further scans throughout the rest of our pregnancy! Jade & Chris"

Jade, Sutton Coldfield


" Went for a reassurance scan, they could not have been more lovely and reassuring! Felt so much better after, would visit every week if we could!"

Laura, Tamworth


"I have been to Cherish now quite a few times, over a couple of years, and I can honestly say they are the most wonderful people offering the most wonderful service. Fast appointments, quick email responses, results, fabulous, and so kind and calming, a true joy of a place to visit during, often, very worrying times. I cannot fault the Cherish team in Sutton Coldfield xx "

Caroline, Burntwood


"I went for my second scan at Cherish today and cannot praise the staff enough! I have been seen by both Jacqui and Diana and both have been absolutely amazing! Such a friendly atmosphere right through from reception to being scanned. Thankyou all so much x"

Shelley, Birmingham


"It was our first visit to Cherish after a friend made a recommendation. We were so pleased with the service we had. It was warm and welcoming and put us at ease straight away. The scan was very detailed not rushed at all and gave us the reassurance we were seeking as welll as some amazing news !!"

Kate, Walsall


"We want to Cherish for an early scan. And I’m so glad we did!! Diana told us the exact date we were and put our minds completely at ease. Even though we got a good heart beat the normal way, Diana said if I wanted to do an internal scan so I could get better pictures and better heart beat. I can’t recommend them enough! Diana was amazing, professional but so very friendly:)."

Danielle, Birmingham


"Really would recommend Cherish to anyone... Jacqui is so honest and reassuring I went for a reasuance scan and knowing my past history with 2 miscarriages she was so kind and supportive... big thank you xx"

Tina, Walsall


"I have dealt with the lady's at Cherish several times now and what a joy they are. I've never felt so comfortable and reassured by anyone as I am with them. I would recommend to everyone. Thank you for everything x"

Sam, Walsall


"I can't thank Diana enough for today. I emailed first thing regarding an early pregnancy scan today, even though the clinic was fully booked Diana managed to squeeze me in. I was absolutely delighted! Diana makes you feel at ease the whole time and talks through everything with you. Thank you so much for today! Over the moon and specially seeing my little baby for the first time. Will highly recommend to anyone."

Selina, Walsall


"Wonderful service so friendly I was a bag of nerves on arrival. Jacqui was amazing, she has done my early pregnancy scan and reassure us that everything is well. That was very important to set my mind easy after 2 previous miscarriages. I had spotting with this pregnancy and Jacqui very professional explain reasons of them and reassure that they haven't got any impact on my pregnancy. I was so down when we get there and feel over the moon after this experience.xx"

Magdalena, Birmingham


"I've seen both Jacqui and Diana with my first and second pregnancy both ladies are lovely, calm, patient, very helpful and really put your mind at ease straight away. I have also had a few miscarriages which Jacqui and Diana are both so calming and explain everything in detail to you which really does help you understand why this has happened and what to expect next. For me as soon as this has happened I've contacted Cherish and they've been able to see me the same day which stops the worrying. I couldn't be any more greatful for the service and advice I've received from both ladies. Highly recommend Cherish to any one. You also receive a detailed report including pictures of everything discussed straight after the appointment which is an added bonus."

Collette, Tamworth


"I have attended Cherish twice in recent weeks for Early pregnancy reassurance scans. We received a warm and friendly welcome and very reassuring words. Both the ladies are brilliant at what they do professional and caring and I had extra piece of mind knowing they are specially trained experts in this field. I would always return if I ever need and always recommend to friends and family."

Abigail, Stourbridge


"Thankyou so much for giving me the reassurance i needed!! I have had two reassurance early pregnancy scans and both put me at ease and answered all my worries. Will definately recommend! Xxxx"

Abbie, Sutton Coldfield


"Visited Cherish already 2 times - for early reassurance scan and gender scan. Both times it was life time experience for us. Jacqui was absolutely amazing. Explained every single detail of our little one and put effort to make baby move for better quality pictures. Thank you so much again. We are recommending you to everyone who's expecting."

Baiba, Birmingham


"My partner and I visited for an early reassurance scan at 11 weeks 5 days. Diana was incredible from the minute we stepped foot in the building. She was reassuring, kind and friendly and made our experience unbelievably magical. We were desperate to know that baby was developing well and things were ok and she went above and beyond to ensure we were satisifed. I would recommend to every person I meet and I know this will now be the only place we visit. The heartbeat bear was a truly magical gift for my terminal mum who got to hear her unborn grandchild’s heartbeat. Thank you so much Diana for just being amazing. We look forward to seeing you soon for our gender scan 😊"

Laura, Coleshill


"I had an early pregnant scan as I started to bleed, Jacqui talked me through the scan and examples why I was bleeding. I went home happy that baby was ok and I also know the causes why the bleed happened. Thank you "

Natecia, Birmingham


"Great service, Jacqui really put us at ease and also changed our appointment at short notice, would highly recommend."

Lorraine, Sutton Coldfield


"I really don’t know where to start?! After a very early distressing diagnosis with the NHS I was left to just sit and wait for a lengthy time to ‘see if my pregnancy was viable’ I went to pieces and couldn’t cope with not knowing so gave Cherish a call for an early pregnancy reassurance scan. I found them to be caring, understanding, knowledgable and just normal compared to my hellish experience with my local hospital. They took all background and took notes and did everything professionally with a personal touch. Waiting to know if there was a heartbeat seemed like an eternity but in realistic times it was seconds and our fab sonographer even sounded as excited as we were. I don’t really know how to convey what you have done for my husband and I today so all I can really do is thank you"

Zoe, Tamworth


"My husband and I saw Jacqui for a transvaginal ultrasound at around 6 weeks following an episode of spotting. Jacqui was professional, knowledgeable and put us at ease. She talked us through what she could see in a straightforward and approachable way and it was wonderful to hear our baby's heartbeat. Would thoroughly recommend Cherish - true professionals!"

Joanne, Sutton Coldfield


"I had my reassurance scan today, for my first baby! The service was brilliant and Jacqui made me feel so at ease! My partner and I feel so much happier since having the scan and will definitely go back! "

Nicole, Wolverhampton


"Myself and my husband have visited Cherish on a number of occasions during our pregnancy. We have had two early reassurance scans and also a 16 week scan. The care we received during all of our visits was absolutely amazing, with Diana in particular putting our minds at rest that all was well with baby. Jacqui was also extremely helpful and very caring towards us. Both ladies explained everything we needed to know and more. The service they offer is invaluable, we really can't recommend them enough and would definitely return if we had another little miracle!! Thank you so, so much!"

Emily, Uttoxeter


"Diana was so lovely she made me feel at ease took the time to do my measurement correctly and check over my baby - a wonderful experience."

Chantelle, Sutton Coldfield


"Visited cherish today to have a reassurance scan for my second pregnancy. We had such an amazing experience from start to finish and my son who is 8 years old was be able to be part of the whole experience too which was lovely to keep him involved! We will definitely be going back to Cherish again we actually booked a gender scan before we left. Thank you for reassuring our little family."

Sarah, Streetly


"We visited Cherish for an early pregnancy reassurance scan after some bleeding and a previous miscarriage. Jacqui was highly professional, informative and kind and was able to give us some reassurance and good news and we were able to listen to our baby's heartbeat. The reason for the bleeding was explained and details of the pregnancy given. Will definitely be going back to use their services again."

Jade, Sutton Coldfield


"I attended the clinic for an early reassurance scan at 6 weeks and then again at nearly 10 weeks just for my own peace of mind and on both occasions I felt that I received a high level of customer service, the ladies that scanned me were fabulous and incredibly reassuring. The scan didn't feel rushed as it does at other clinics and the staff make sure that they explain all elements of the procedure to you before and during the scan which again I didn't get at other clinics. The scanning equipment seems to be of a high standard too as the scan pictures are very clear. The second time I attended I brought my 10 month old son with me and the clinic and staff were very accommodating of this which made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend Cherish to others based on my experiences."

S, Birmingham


"Thank you so much to Diana for our early pregnancy scan! She was fantastic and helped to reassure us with our twin pregnancy. She answered all of our questions, gave us lots of information and even let my husband record the heartbeats. It was amazing to see and hear the heartbeats and have not stopped listening to them since. Would definitely recommend Cherish! Thanks again Diana!"

Sarah, Coleshill


"A lovely scan to have us reassured as we ran into some complications. The lady who scan me was so kind and reassuring she really explained everything to us and made us feel so much better."

Samantha, Birmingham


"We were a panicking pair and Cherish has put our mind at rest. We were able to see the heartbeat and record it to show our little boy. I had experienced some spotting and Jacqui put our mind at rest and showed us what caused it. We were made very welcome and was a lovely experience. So much so we have booked in again for gender scan. Thank you Cherish."

Helen, Birmingham


"We had an early pregnancy scan it was lovely to see the baby and heartbeat with the lady explaining everything she could see. As an anxious person I was very nervous but I was made to feel reassured and happy. We will definitely be returning later in the pregnancy."

G, Birmingham


"Both myself and my fiancee looked to find a place that offered early pregnancy scans to accommodate us with the reassurance we needed. We searched online with the help of my Mother in Law and came across Cherish UK. By the time I had discovered the website the opening hours were closed so I called the following morning being a Sunday and spoke to a lovely lady named Diana. She reassured me everything was going to be fine, and could offer me the early service that the NHS failed to provide. Diana booked us in that same morning which brought joy to our hearts and a sense of relief. Whilst we watched our Baby's heart beat right in front of our eyes Diana made us feel very special and welcoming. The atmosphere was relaxing, and made me feel trusted by Diana's words and actions. It is not often you receive such amazing service like this. We were also provided that same day with a report and several images attached via email. We also had several print outs given to us presented in a lovely wallet which we can file away safely. Myself and my fiancee will definitely be returning. We will be recommending Cherish UK to our friends and family for the future."

Olivia, Walsall


"We have visited Cherish twice. On the first occasion sadly we found out I had a missed miscarriage. Jacqui was amazing and explained everything to us, she was reassuring throughout. On our second visit we booked a viability scan and were over the moon to hear a heartbeat, again Jacqui provided us with care and reassurance. Cherish provide a wonderful service and I would recommend them to anyone."

Jo, Wednesfield


"We have had an amazing experience at cherish! We had a reassurance scan at 9 weeks, where Diana explained everything to us and gave us the reassurance we needed following a previous mc. At 26 weeks we returned for a 4d scan where Jacqui was so lovely and managed to get us some great images despite the umbilical cord and hands being in the way as well as giving us a re scan at 28 weeks where we got some more fantastic pictures with the baby being abit more co operative. Me and my husband would recommend Cherish whole heartily!"

Sophie, Burton Upon Trent


"Have visited cherish now 5 times for early pregnancy scans. With my scans at Cherish it was seen that I had a blighted ovum and it was handled with compassion and reassurance everything was explained and I was talked to about my next steps with regards to contact my midwife and epu. I had another scan today with my first pregnancy since that loss and I was terrified but it is such a safe and reassuring atmosphere my fears and nervousness were met with patience and kindness and my many questions were all answered. Moreover we got to see that heartbeat and be reassured all is well. Could not recommend this place highly enough for there knowledge compassion and standard of care."

Emma, Birmingham


"A huge thanks to Diana who was amazing for our reassurance pregnancy scan on Saturday - we were both very nervous but what an amazing experience. We saw a beautiful heartbeat and were very reassured by everything Diana relayed to us. We will return - 12 week scan seems a long way away!"

Kirsty, Wolverhampton


"I first left a voicemail requesting an early scan and from the minute Diana called me straight back to leaving Cherish following our scan, she was so friendly and calming. Diana made me and my husband feel very relaxed talking to us throughout and enjoyed our special first moments with us. Cherish offers a personalised high standard of care in a non-hurried welcoming environment just what you need when wanting that early reassurance your pregnancy is healthy and progressing well. I would highly recommend Cherish and we look forward to our 3D scan with them later in the pregnancy. Many thanks again Diana x"

S, Aldridge


"This was my very first scan at 10 weeks! Jacquie was professional and wonderful, made me feel very comfortable and well informed throughout the scan an blood test. This place will always be a special place for me as I heard my baby's heart beat and recieved scan pictures. I will always cherish that moment!"

Nesha, Birmingham


"We visited Cherish yesterday for an early pregnancy scan the lady performing the scan was lovely and friendly really put us at ease. We were really happy with the service and will be back for a sexing scan thank you so much!"

Chloe, Birmingham


"I have been to Cherish many times. I've had reassurance scans and intripalids. Each and every time I go there I get such a warm welcome and I'm out at ease. All my questions are answered in detail and there's always loads of time given in each appointment. I would highly recommend Cherish. When paying for your scans you want the very best and that's exactly what you get with Cherish. I wouldn't go anywhere else."

Emma, Birmingham


"I have been to Cherish many times. I've had reassurance scans and intripalids. Each and every time I go there I get such a warm welcome and I'm out at ease. All my questions are answered in detail and there's always loads of time given in each appointment. I would highly recommend Cherish. When paying for your scans you want the very best and that's exactly what you get with Cherish. I wouldn't go anywhere else."

Emma, Birmingham


"Visited for an early reassurance scan at ten weeks absolutely loved it here great experience heard heart beat and saw lots of wiggling around, I have had IVF treatment so still sore so to be given professional advice of what was going on in there was fantastic I left feeling brilliant thank you Diana will definitely be back it's not too expensive and it is lots of fun watching different images I highly recommend "

Jenny, Lichfield


"Had an early reassurance scan with Diana and could not recommend her enough. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel completely at ease and all the nerves I had felt previously seemed to disappear. It was a wonderful experience seeing our little one and the heart beating. We left feeling very much reassured which is exactly what we hoped for. Will certainly consider coming back for a 3D/4D scan further along in my pregnancy."

Kate, Birmingham


"We have had a couple of early pregnancy scans at Cherish and found the level of service and attention to detail excellent. It was helpful to have explanations of what we could see above and beyond scanning the baby. I would highly recommend Cherish."

Amanda, Sutton Coldfield


"Having had several failed pregnancies in the past, and multiple traumatic trips to the EPU, I was extremely anxious about getting a viability scan. The team at Cherish were so understanding and supportive. Giving me the attention and one to one time I needed to feel calmer and more at ease. Will definitely be using Cherish going forward."

Caitlin, Sutton Coldfield


"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! "

Emma, Birmingham


"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! "

Katie, Birmingham


"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!!!"

Kerry, Solihull


"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!"

Katherine, Solihull


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Credit Card payments welcome

Payment is required by cash or card on arrival at the clinic. We do not accept cheques.

Cancellation Policy
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.

Early Pregnancy & Fertility Scan Fees

Our early pregnancy & fertility scan fees cover all aspects of your appointment which will include the following:

  • Full Consultation
  • Transabdominal Scan or Transvaginal Scan
  • Black and White Scan Image(s)
  • Scan Report

Please Note: It may be necessary for both a transabdominal and transvaginal scan to be performed. If this is the case then no extra charge is made.


Monday - Saturday



Sunday 9.30am - 12pm



Baby Gender Scan or Sexing Scan Fees

A gender scan, also called a sexing scan will determine the sex / gender of your baby. This scan can be performed between 16-20 weeks of your pregnancy.


Monday - Saturday



- Twin Pregnancy



Sunday 9.30am - 12pm



- Twin Pregnancy



Special Offer Scan Packages

1. Early Pregnancy Scan Offer
Buy one Early Pregnancy scan for £80, any other 2D pregnancy scans within the same pregnancy at intervals of your choice up to 30 weeks will be charged at £60 each.


2. Follicle Tracking Scans Package
This will include 3 follicle tracking scans on alternate days within the same cycle for £200, any further tracking scans within the same cycle will be charged at £50 each. PLEASE NOTE: The Follicle Tracking Scans Package is not available for patients having IVF monitoring.

UK / Overseas Fertility Clinics

Cherish-UK has links with fertility clinics both abroad and in the UK and provides fertility scanning services for patients undergoing fertility treatment. Please take a look at the fertility clinics we are linked with.

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Located in Birmingham, West Midlands

Cherish-UK is centrally located in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, close to Birmingham City Centre having easy access from Birmingham, Tamworth, Erdington, Great Barr, Lichfield, Burntwood, Aldridge, Walsall, South Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Situated within a short walk from Sutton Coldfield train station, there are regular rail connections to Birmingham's New Street Station. See contact us for further information.