There’s little more exciting than finding out if you’re little one is a boy or a girl. Read on to find out more about the gender scans Dr Penman offers, and how and with what percentage accuracy your baby’s gender is assessed…

 

When Can I Have My Baby Gender Scan?

You can have your baby gender scan after 11 weeks, and at the Nuchal Scan (11-13 weeks) if you wish

 

 

 

Where Can I Have My Baby Gender Scan?

Dr Penman provides a full baby scanning programme at the Spire Alexandra Hospital in Walderslade, Kent. For contact details and a map of the hospital’s location, please follow this link.

 

 

Accuracy Of Gender Assessment:

  • At 11 weeks –  75% accuracy
  • At 12 weeks – 80-90%
  • At 13 weeks – 95% (this is also the best time for your Nuchal Scan, which you can have at the same appointment as your gender scan)
  • At 14 weeks – 97%
  • At 16 weeks  – 99.9%

 

How Can Dr Penman Tell If I Am Having A Boy or A Girl?

At the Gender Scan, Dr Penman is looking for two signs:

  • A ‘snail’ sign, indicating that your baby is a boy
  • A ‘Big Mac’ sign – like three little lines stacked on top of each other – indicating that your baby is a girl

 

 

What Happens At The Gender Scan:

Dr Penman will:

  • perform a thorough scan checking your baby’s wellbeing and growth
  • take images and a short 4D film of your baby
  • perform the gender assessment.

 

How Much Is This Scan?

This scan costs £150 and includes:

  • An assessment of your baby’s gender, with accuracy rates connected with stage of pregnancy explained to you at your appointment
  • A CD of still 2D and 3D images
  • A DVD of 4D images (real-time moving images). PLEASE NOTE: There is no audio on this DVD.
  • Some printed images
  • A full detailed medical report

PLEASE NOTE: There are no hidden extras in the scan fees, and no extra is charged for 3D and 4D images.

Please bear in mind that if you have a raised BMI, this makes 3D and 4D scanning much more difficult. This is not a reason for Dr Penman to rescan.

 

 

More Information

For more information on any of the scans Dr Penman offers, please click the button below.

MORE INFORMATION

 

 

Booking A Scan

You can book this scan by clicking on the blue appointment button below.

Alternatively, please visit the Contact Us page and ring the Spire Alexandra Hospital.

BOOK A BABY SCAN

If you have any problems getting through to the SPIRE ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL to book a baby scan appointment, please call HELEN, Dr Penman’s secretary on 07880701732.