Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

Reliable early gender scan, and accurate screening?

(8 Posts)
camerafairy Sat 08-Jan-11 01:57:32

Just wondering if anyone can recommend somewhere for a private early gender scan, where they can also do my screening tests? I had a scan today, and the screening was very vague, the measurements varied and I'm worried they won't be accurate, I guess I need reassurance, but I'd also really like to know the sex of the baby early if possible. I don't mind travelling if anyone can recommend a good clinic?
Thanks in advance

babynelly2010 Sat 08-Jan-11 02:13:18

I did baybond in London for reassurance twice. One at almost 11 weeks and another one at almost 19 weeks after my less than satisfactory scan with NHS. My experience with them has been great so far. I highly recommend them.

babynelly2010 Sat 08-Jan-11 02:14:03

oh, forgot to mention that they can do gender scan at 16 weeks

featherblue Sat 08-Jan-11 12:09:24

I have to second Babybond in London. I had a gender scan Thursday (£69) and they were so lovely. My 12-wk NHS scan wasn't much fun (was painful and baby wouldn't get into position. The tech was really hurried and grumpy, though she seemed to do a very thorough job, so can't fault her). So I just wanted a nice experience and to see the baby again (plus was very impatient to know the gender!).

It was a really lovely experience all round. I plan to go back for a 4D scan later on.

camerafairy Wed 12-Jan-11 14:32:22

That's super thank you, I'll give them a try

Sparklies Wed 12-Jan-11 14:37:58

The Fetal Medicine Centre in London correctly determined my baby's sex (the doctor doing the scan didn't even say "maybe" - and she was right) at 12w6d as well as doing an incredibly thorough screening, waaay beyond what the NHS offers. It was £150 including the blood tests. The centre shares a lot of doctors (including the director) with Kings College's Harris Birthright Centre which is one of the world's leading research centres into fetal medicine. Excellent place.

harrygracejessica Wed 12-Jan-11 14:39:11

Been to babybond twice now at 16 weeks to find out the sex of both sets of twins. Would recommend them.

FlamingGallah Wed 12-Jan-11 14:44:07

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Fetal Medicine Centre in Harley Street for us....the Prof there is the pioneer of the nuchal thickness scan. They take your bloods at the same appointment and you have a very detailed risk assessment based on bloods and scan within the hour. They also correctly identified the sex of my DC on a 12 week scan which is sporting!

I work in xray in the NHS so have great loyalty to the service it provides, but the FMC machines are state of the art, and personally I needed more detail than just "low risk" which was what my NHS screening came back as.

Good luck wherever you go!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: