Miracle In Progress – Frequently Asked Questions

We at Miracle In Progress believe that the best time to have a scan is between 28 and 32 weeks gestation. However, to achieve good viewing results, will all depend upon the position of your baby at the time of your scan. Although we are a non diagnostic clinic if we do see anything that we are unhappy with during your scan then we will refer you to your booked hospital with a full report of our findings

Search Questions General questions

  • What is a 4D scan?

    A 4D scan is a self elected, non diagnostic scan. It is called a 4D scan because it happens in real time, so you are watching your baby move, yawn, suck his/her thumb and sometimes smile. Having the opportunity to see your unborn miracle is thought to help with the maternal bonding process before birth.

  • Is 4D scanning safe?

    Three and four dimensional ultrasound has been extensively used for many years. It has not been shown to cause problems to either mum or baby and is therefore thought to be safe.

  • Are we looking for abnormalities?

    No. we only provide self elected, non diagnostic scans. The only scan looking for abnormalities is the conventional ultrasound scan performed by the NHS at around 20 weeks gestation. This is a 2 dimensional scan specifically used to look for any abnormalities and is still seen to be the best method in detecting problems. The

  • What to expect

    Your memorable 4D scan will enable you to identify your baby’s heart beat, check your baby’s position, see the gender of your baby if you wish to know and an opportunity for you to visualise your precious baby, giving you a unique and unforgettable 4D baby scan experience.

  • Is it always a successful scan?

    Miracle In Progress will always try to obtain high standard images from your scan. However if we feel that the images gained are not of high standard due to your baby’s position, structural positions such as placenta or umbilical cord then you have the option of returning at a later date but pay full price

  • Gender of your baby

    Prior to having your scan, we at Miracle In Progress ask for you to sign a consent form and inform us whether you would like to know the gender of your baby. Please be aware that if you do choose to know the sex of your baby it is never 100% guaranteed and the staff

  • Effects of ultrasound

    Ultrasound has been extensively used for many years. It has not been shown to cause problems to either mum or baby and is therefore thought to be safe. There is no current evidence of any biological risk to mother and foetus associated with obstetric ultrasound scans (Obstetric ultrasound, biological effects and safety (no 160, june2005)

If you need to ask anymore questions, please feel free to contact us.