For many women, ultrasound scans are the highlight of pregnancy. It's very exciting and moving to 'see' your baby in the womb, often moving his or her hands and legs.
Non-urgent advice: Visiting information
Visiting times for inpatient stays and restrictions on who may accompany you for outpatient appointments may be affected by current Covid-19 visiting restrictions.
All women are offered ultrasound examinations (scans) during their pregnancy to provide an estimated date of delivery, to see if they are having more than one baby and also to detect any problems.
Last year, our sonographers at the Rosie hospital performed 22,000 scans. In order to meet the demand for scans the clinic has a tight appointment schedule and it is therefore very important that you arrive in time. If you arrive late, we may not be able to scan you and may have to reschedule your appointment.
The dating scan and detailed anomaly scan are offered to all women, but you don't have to accept them. Your choice will be respected if you decide not to have the scans, and you'll be given the chance to discuss it with your maternity team before making your decision.
We are happy for you to attend with one other adult. At the moment we are unable to accommodate children within the Ultrasound department.
For your dating & detailed anomaly scan, please arrive with a full bladder.
If you would like an image of your baby printed, please ask the Sonographer at the start of your scan. Images can be paid for by cash or card, following your scan.
How to find us
The ultrasound department is on the ground floor (Level 2) of the Rosie hospital, next to clinic 24 and opposite clinic 21; Rosie outpatients. Head straight through the Rosie reception area, past the Pavilion cafe and follow the signs to the ultrasound department, which is on the left.