You can get the scans up until 30 weeks I think but the best time is 27/28 weeks. If you don't want to know the sex make sure you tell them before they start the scan and they will stay away from that area. The midwife who scanned us said they can't guarantee it as sometimes the baby moves quicker than she does, but we never had a problem.
I know it's a lot of money but it was definately worth it. Even dh who wasn't convinced beforehand said it helped make it that bit more real for him.
Thanks Ladies for all your suggestions, will look in to it! I agree about making it more real, we already have been told that they think we are having a little boy (we asked to find out!) so not worried about seeing his bits by accident!
I wonder if anyone can help . .? We've set our heart on a 4d scan but looking at the Knowle, Birmingham website they don't scan twins and this is our nearest place. WE don't mind travelling so i just wondered if anyone has had a twin 4d scan and where ?
thanks Becky xxx
I went to Babyview (www.babyview.co.uk) in Barnsley South Yorkshire. They get you to book two consecutive appts but only charge for one as it takes longer to get both babies. It cost £225 and they were excellent. You can book online too. We got a DVD with about 20 mins 4d footage and a cd-rom with 40 still images plus 6 printed pictures.
just to let anyone know who is thinking about having a 4 d baby scan in Essex/Suffolk region, I have just found a place in Ipswich which is amazing value for money. Its called 'a 4d baby' and the website is www.a4dbaby.com/about.htm
has anyone used them?
my fertility clinic had started to do them at colchester but they are on long term sick, so i was just hunting around and came across a 4d baby.
Its half the price and is family run! I'm booked up at the beginning of December, and CANT WAIT!
Thanks for posting that Kathryn What a massive saving it is !!!!!!!!!! I was unsure whether to have one due to cost but I will definately be booking one now. Do you know how many weeks you need to be - we are moving down south at some point and would like to book one before we go
My friend has booked there for Friday so I'll definately let you know how she gets on. They sound really nice there because when my friend said she had her placenta at the front the lady advised that the pictures might not be too clear. So she told her to come in the week when it was quieter and if they couldn't really see anything she would not charge her. Can't say fairer than that!
Friend went for her scan today. I haven't seen the piccies yet but she says it was good. She says it is quite hard to see and they scan you in regular format before switching it over to the 4d version. Her babies hands were in front of the face so she had to go for a walk to try and move it and that worked OK. The pictures they give you are B & W and you have to pay £5 each for the coloured ones. However if you have the CD rom they are all on there and they give you pictures free with that. CD Rom costs another £35. So altogether she paid £135 for scan + Cd-Rom + DVD and got coloured piccies too.
thanks jules for your messages! We had the scan yesterday, and I would HIGHLY reccommend this company to everyone!!!!
its a wonderful little premises with alison, who set it up, her mum who answers the phone etc, and the stenographer. We felt so relaxed and comfortable and they were all so lovely. Amazing value for money too!! prices are going up but only by £10.....its amazingly cheap, but alison wanted to be able to offer this to mums and dads to be who couldn't afford it elsewhere.
anyway, from day 1 we have called our baby Freddy, and referred to him as a he.........and there HE was!!!!
Dint get me wrong i would have been over the moon with a boy or girl, but for some reason, our instincts were right!! We are having a son, and I'm SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i realise that not everyone wants to know the sex, and if it hadn't have been pointed out, we would have been none the wiser!
PS, we were also allowed to have 'grandma' and 'Nana' in with us too.