The Verulam Clinic offer appointments for a range of different antenatal ultrasound scans at their clinic in St Albans during the week, at the weekend and in the evenings. If you are not sure how to prepare for an ultrasound scan, here are a few tips:
What should I wear?
On the day of your ultrasound scan try to make sure that you are wearing something comfortable. It is a good idea to wear trousers and a top so that you can easily reveal your bump during your consultation.
What should I eat and drink?
Make sure that you eat normally on the day of your ultrasound scan. If you are having an early pregnancy scan it is helpful if you can drink a pint of still water an hour before your scan, as having a full bladder can help to produce clearer images of your baby or babies. Try not to go to the toilet before your ultrasound scan but if having a full bladder is very uncomfortable then do let the receptionist know on your arrival at the Verulam Clinic.
Who should I bring with me?
It is advisable for you to bring someone with you to support you during your ultrasound scan. The Verulam Clinic run ultrasound clinics on weekdays, evenings and weekends so that you can arrange a time to suit you and your partner or a trusted family member or friend.
Try to relax
Try to leave plenty of time to get to your appointment as ideally you don’t want to feel rushed. If you are driving to the Verulam Clinic limited parking is available in bays opposite the clinic or on nearby Upper Lattimore Road (always check the parking restrictions that apply which will be shown on a sign next to or near each parking space before you leave your vehicle). The Maltings multi-storey car park has an entrance on Victoria Street a short walk from the clinic.
When is the best time to have an ultrasound scan?
There is no wrong time to have an ultrasound scan in pregnancy. The Verulam Clinic carries out a range of ultrasound scans that can be performed at various stages of your pregnancy, depending on your particular concerns or requirements:
- Early Pregnancy Scan (6-12 weeks);
- Nuchal scan (11weeks 1 day to 13 weeks 6 days);
- Sexing scan (16 weeks onwards);
- Anomaly scan (20 weeks);
- 3D/4D scan (24 to 34 weeks);
- Growth scan (26 weeks onwards)
- Reassurance scan (at any stage during your pregnancy).
If you are not sure which type of ultrasound scan is best for you then call the Verulam Clinic for advice.
Verulam Clinic 10% off Early Pregnancy Scans
Verulam Clinic is currently offering 10% off Early Pregnancy Scans. To be eligible for an Early Pregnancy Scan you must be between 6 to 12 weeks pregnancy. If you are eligible, quote MS0712 at the time of booking to receive your discount. This offer only applies to appointments booked to take place before 31st August 2013.
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