NFS offers an extensive range of diagnostic ultrasound scans as part of fertility investigations and assisted conception treatment. Using 3D and 4D technology, NFS sonographers are able to complete a full fertility health scan, looking at the ovaries and follicles, womb assessing for fibroids and polyps or any other issues.
NFS is also delighted to offer non-diagnostic pregnancy scans. This service can provide valuable reassurance and the opportunity to bond with the new family addition, with the ability of your partner to accompany you in your scan.
Please note the stage of the pregnancy you are at affects what you may see due to size, pre 12 weeks pregnant you may not see much. If more than 30 weeks pregnant you might only be able to sections of the baby.
Although ultrasound imaging is generally considered safe when used prudently by appropriately trained health care providers, ultrasound energy has the potential to produce biological effects on the body. Ultrasound waves can heat the tissues slightly. In some cases, it can also produce small pockets of gas in body fluids or tissues (cavitation). The long-term consequences of these effects are still unknown. Because of the particular concern for effects on the fetus, it is recommended only prudent use of ultrasound imaging in pregnancy.