Scanning Sessions are half an hour, please arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment to fill in a consent form. Please wear comfortable clothes, preferably a top and trousers. Family and friends welcome to share this exciting time with you! You lie down on a table, lower the trousers slightly and lift up your top exposing your preggy belly. Paper towel is added to ensure your clothes aren’t too sticky when you leave. A really cold water-based gel is spread over the abdomen, we will pretend it is very good for the skin, good moisturising cream. There is a flat screen on the wall for everyone to view, don’t forget the popcorn and slush puppy!
Then the scanning begins…
We take measurements of baby, tell you how much baby is weighing, listen to the heart beating and give you a heart rate. If you dislike surprises, we can determine or confirm the gender.
If you would like to keep the gender a surprise, please inform us, so that we don’t spoil it for you. When parents don’t want to know, the sonographer will not venture down there, it will therefore be a secret, even to the sonographer and therefore can not take any bribes from family members.
JPEG images are stored onto a CD,so that you can email, download or even brag at work. It takes a few minutes for the discs to finalize, and then they are yours. Please note that some DVD’s may contain an age restriction, if gender known!