Parents should be very careful when booking a private ultrasound scan. The country is awash with these places and in almost all cases the equipment used is vastly inferior to that used in the NHS. I have seen some dreadful images from some of my patients. One of the largest companies in the country is using aged equipment and working its operators under far too much pressure. Be very careful where you spend your money
It’s pretty standard for the equipment used by private companies to be inferior to that used by the NHS. Given that private antenatal scans aren’t used for diagnosis though I can’t see that there’s anything dangerous about it.
I’d have to disagree, the images I got from my private scans were lovely and it was a different experience then a medical scan. All about relaxing and bonding. Finding out the sex was lovely as they couldn’t see it at my anomaly scan and were (understandably) not willing to waste time looking.
My private scan pictures were much better than the nhs ones, I have no problem with that as they are there to check the baby is ok and not get a decent pic. Dd1 looked like Homer Simpson and dd2 had what looked like a Frenchman in a beret in there with her
Does seem a very odd post though and I'm sure an nhs sonographer will be along soon to tell you that they're under great pressure too.
As long as you research where you go, it’s fine. I use a company which has highly trained midwives and sonographers with high tech machines. They show all their credentials and don’t just run scans but clinics, birthing classes and even placenta encapsulation.