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Early Pregnancy Scan

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6 to 11 weeks
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Early Pregnancy Scan

4.8 (Google Rating)
6 to 11 weeks
Regular price


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Happy Pregnant women who wants to have an early pregnancy scan

What's Included in an Early Pregnancy Scan

Ultrasound Scan
2 Scan images
TSC Folder

What does the Early Pregnancy Scan check?

Early pregnancy scan reassurance

Progress of the pregnancy

Assess safe location of pregnancy

Assess viability of an early pregnancy

Check for single or multiple pregnancy

Visualise your baby's heartbeat, if visible.

Check for bleeding

Estimate due date and age (gestational) of your baby

Ultrasound report with 2 free pictures in our presentation folder

Performed by qualified medical ultrasound specialists

Objective of the Early Pregnancy Scan

Our early pregnancy scan aims to:

  • If visible, assess the location and viability of early pregnancy from 6 to 11 weeks using ultrasound.
  • Determine if single or multiple pregnancies.
  • Provide an early indications of your pregnancy dates
  • Provide early scan measurements, including the gestational age of your pregnancy and estimated due date (EDD).


Complimentary pictures of your scan are included and we stock a wide selection of additional add-ons and keepsakes.

How do I prepare*

It's really important to arrive with the correct preparation as failure to do so may result in us not being able to perform the scan.
  • A full bladder is required for this scan – Please drink 0.5 litres of fluid approximately 30 minutes or so before your scheduled appointment and kindly try your best not to empty your bladder before the examination.
  • You may maintain your normal medication regime.
  • You can eat as normal.
  • An internal scan is often however recommended at the start of the appointment instead of the scan over your tummy as it often provides greater detail and better information.

Reasons for an Early Pregnancy Scan ..

Confirm your early pregnancy
Determine viability & heartbeat
Early Reassurance
Check position
Confirm pregnancy dates
Check single or multiple pregnancy
Previous miscarriage
Ectopic pregnancy
Bleeding or Discharge
Pain or discomfort

Why choose us for your Early Pregnancy Scan

We are a multi award winning clinic based in London, with awards from Whatclinic clinic of the year, GHP outstanding patient care and LUX best private ultrasound provider to name a few. Our clinical lead Mr. Usman is well known and respected in the industry and has been featured in the Huffington Post and performed scans live on ITV.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.

About the Early Pregnancy Scan

Our early pregnancy scan, also called a first pregnancy 6-week scan or viability scan, is designed to provide you with early reassurance in the first stages of your pregnancy journey.

Typically the early pregnancy scan can be performed if you’re at least 6 weeks pregnant, but can in some instances, be performed earlier. This 6-week scan allows you to check in on your pregnancy to ensure it is progressing well and hopefully see your baby and baby’s heartbeat.

Your First Early Scan at The Scan Clinic

Finding out that you’re pregnant is one of the most memorable moments of your life. The first few weeks are a time of tremendous excitement, and the first scan with the hospital (12-week scan) can feel like a lifetime away. Our first pregnancy scan provides an opportunity to check in on your pregnancy beforehand to ensure all is well. Our London clinic is equipped with the latest high-end ultrasound machines and you can view your scan on our large HD TVs as it happens. Our qualified early pregnancy scan experts have a wealth of experience and either hold or have held NHS roles. You can also bring your partner or guest to your scan and share your unique experience. Your scan will be documented, a report and 2 complimentary scan pictures will be provided.

At Your Early Pregnancy Scan

At your early pregnancy scan, you can also gain insight into how many weeks pregnant you are (gestational age), and if you’re having single pregnancy or multiple pregnancies. It can also how well everything is progressing in the pregnancy. The scan aims to provide information about the viability of the pregnancy and hopefully some peace of mind. Should you require further care, we have excellent links with our colleagues in local early pregnancy units across NHS hospitals.

Viability Scan

This scan will check the viability of the pregnancy. The viability is determined by detecting a fetal heartbeat. Our viability scan from 6 weeks pregnant is an opportunity to see if all is going to plan and is often used for reassurance, particularly if there are concerns. Normally at 6 weeks, we would expect to see a pregnancy sac (gestational sac), a yolk sac and a fetal pole or baby, which looks like a small tadpole at these early stages.

Common Reasons for an Early Baby Pregnancy Scan

If you’re experiencing any vaginal bleeding, vaginal spotting or unusual pelvic pain, an early pregnancy scan can help provide you with peace of mind and find out for certain how your pregnancy is progressing. When you come for your 6-week scan at The Scan Clinic London, we’ll make sure that you feel comfortable, relaxed and well-prepared for the experience. Book online, or if you have any questions or need further information, feel free to drop us a message or call us.

Early Baby Pregnancy Scan London

Pregnancy can be the most exciting journey. But it can also be packed with anxiety and worry. Private ultrasounds are one of the ways healthcare providers and mothers-to-be keep tabs on their unborn children and monitor their development.

During the pregnancy window, your doctor might prescribe several ultrasounds. The most important among them is the early pregnancy scan. Depending on the scan results, it plays various roles and sets the stage for your prenatal care.

Why Get an Early Pregnancy Scan

Early pregnancy scans are not compulsory. In most cases, they are only done when the doctor requests them. However, private pregnancy scan clinics can perform the scan even without authorisation from the doctor and provide you with the report.

An early pregnancy scan takes place between the 6-8 weeks of the pregnancy. It can serve several purposes;

Confirm pregnancy

The greatest reason most mothers-to-be have for taking an early pregnancy scan is to confirm pregnancy. Besides that, the scan will also confirm the number of babies you will be expecting. This is a crucial step in helping the family plan and is also the first time the parents get to meet their unborn child.

Confirm viability

The early pregnancy scan can also include a foetal viability scan which can be done anywhere from the sixth week. This scan is carried out transvaginally at 6 weeks but can be done abdominally from the seventh week. The viability test is crucial for women experiencing pain or bleeding and those with previous miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies.

The viability scan will check on the positioning of the foetus. The embryo should be seen, as well as the foetal heartbeat. However, if the dates are not certain, it may not be possible to see the heart beating in the early scan.

Establish gestational age

An early pregnancy scan can also help determine the gestational age. It might not be entirely accurate, but it gives you and your healthcare provider a good idea of how far along the pregnancy is.

Determine single or multiple amniotic fluids in multiple

If the scan confirms that you’re carrying more than one embryo, the sonographer might also consider checking if the multiples are in different amniotic sacs or the same sac. When the scan is carried out in the 7th week, the placenta and the membrane will be visible to determine whether the foetuses have one or two placentas. This information can help your doctor provide the best prenatal care for you.

Early pregnancy scans are vital for the mother, the doctor and the unborn child. They provide valuable information that can be used throughout the pregnancy. However, you should be cautious about doing multiple early pregnancy scans. A second or third early pregnancy scan, especially vaginally, should only be done on a doctor’s recommendation.

Benefits of Getting an Early Pregnancy Scan

Most early pregnancy ultrasounds are performed for medical reasons. Whether you perform the scan for medical reasons or as a routine, the scan offers numerous benefits, including;

Peace of mind

Most parents-to-be have numerous concerns about the well-being of their baby as soon as they find out they are pregnant. An early pregnancy scan can help rule out fears and assure the parents that their pregnancy is fine. They also act as a tool for early detection, allowing the healthcare provider to provide adequate interventions early for the best results.

See your baby for the first time

Nine months is a long time to wait to see your baby. With an early pregnancy scan, the family can meet their newest addition and follow up on their growth and development throughout the pregnancy period with other scans. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to get your first scan pictures and videos.

Better planning

Taking an early pregnancy scan can help with planning. If you know how many children you’re expecting, you can start making expansion plans and designing the nursery accordingly. The sooner you find out, the more time you have to plan and execute everything as you wait for the due date.

How to find us

The Scan Clinic London East,

635A Cranbrook Road,

Gants Hill IG2 6SX

Call the scan clinic

Call us on:

0203 904 7706

Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm


Our Reviews

HCT iBusHCT iBus
11:46 02 Dec 23
A great service that delivers in a clean and friendly safe environment that delivered exactly what... we needed for our peace of mind. Really expert information and friendly service from start to finish. Will recommend to all friends and more
Candice UghaonuCandice Ughaonu
11:28 03 Oct 23
Great team and the Doctor was super friendly, very detailed and reassuring. He answered all my... questions and concerns. I left feeling much better. I have used them many times and will use again if required in future. Definitely recommend!read more
Gemma KGemma K
11:39 22 Jul 23
I came here for my first child’s gender reveal 3 years ago and the treatment hasn’t changed. The... service is still amazing, the doctors and staff were so welcoming and kind. The doctor took his time to explain the scan to me and checking the baby. The facility is very soothing and relaxing. What an amazing team. May God bless themread more
15:18 12 Jul 23
I recommend this clinic from my heart , the doctor and assistent was so kind and they make me feel... very confortable while on the procedure , nothing to complain, everything perfect . I will go to this clinic again if i will need it for sure .read more
Violeta GugleaVioleta Guglea
17:16 17 Jun 23
I have used the this clinic at the recommendation of my friend who had a positive experience. I... have used this clinic looking for reassurance before my gallbladder removal operation. The appointment was quickly booked for the next day to suit my needs. The scan was performed by a very well spoken, professional person. The whole experience was very positive, as expected from a private clinic. From the experience I have had, I can highly recommend this more
aditya gandhiaditya gandhi
16:08 12 Nov 22
Today me & my wife had 2nd visit of scan clinic. I must say our both visit of scan clinic are much... satisfactory. We were welcomed by miss Zeenat. She was very polite and professional throughout. Scan performed very well & explained as well. Scan clinic deserves thumbs more
ruth raeruth rae
15:21 07 Sep 22
I booked an early scan here and I had a great experience. All the staff were amazing and friendly.... The Sonographer was great, really made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend this more
Tiziana MonnoTiziana Monno
08:10 18 Aug 22
Beautiful experience! I was 31 weeks pregnant and a little worried about my little girl's position.... I was so patiently confirmed by the doctor and informed us of the growth. My partner and I were more than satisfied. Professionalism and kindness they made me feel more
Lina ZhangLina Zhang
10:55 16 Aug 22
I've been to this clinic 4 times over the past 7 years for both pregnancy scans and health scans.... What sterling services they consistently provide! Booking is always easy either online or over the phone, minimum waiting time, and calming environment. What's most impressive is that Mr Usman always explained the scan results thoroughly in a calm and professional way on site and in a report, and quickly spotted issues that both my hospital scan and community clinic scan completely missed (the sonographer at the hospital even asked where I did my scan as she was impressed)! This helped me eventually get timely referral and free from lots of stress. I always feel being well looked after by the team and will wholehearted recommend them to anyone who is looking for efficient, caring and professional more
sannndra Ruizsannndra Ruiz
09:25 06 Aug 22
Great treatment, it's the second time we've been here and we plan to repeat the whole pregnancy.... They revealed the gender of the baby in week 16 and the doctor is super careful and delicate, a 10 out of more

Important Notes

  • Please bring your pregnancy book with previous scan results (if you have had your first NHS scan) to your appointment as we will not be able to scan you without them.
  • All scans are performed to accomplish the main objective only.
  • This scan is not a screening test for fetal abnormalities.
  • Sometimes at the scan, we may not detect the heartbeat or visualise the fetus on the screen. In such instances, this could be because it’s too early for the ultrasound scan to detect the pregnancy or could indicate that a miscarriage has occurred. In the event of this happening, please be reassured that our trained staff are on hand to offer advice and guidance on next steps.
  • Twin / multiple pregnancies incur an additional charge of £45 (12 weeks onwards).
  • For scans with gender assessment included  (16 weeks onwards), any information regarding the sex of the baby is not guaranteed & ultrasound alone is not 100% accurate as some babies can be ambiguous. Your practitioner will only provide you with information about the gender if they feel confident to do so from the ultrasound scan. The Scan Clinic or its staff can not be in any way held responsible upon the reliance of such information.
  • We may require details of your GP / Health Care Professional which will be requested from you before or at the time of your scan.
  • Our pregnancy scans do not replace or substitute any scan you have or will have with the NHS / maternity care provider.
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Early Pregnancy Scan FAQ's

How much is an early pregnancy scan in London?

Private early pregnancy scans in London can vary significantly and cost as much as £150 or more. However, The Scan Clinc’s private early pregnancy scan costs from only £75.

How early can you have an early pregnancy scan?

You can safely have an early pregnancy scan as early as 6 weeks. At this stage, the sonographer can see the embryo, its positioning, the number of embryos and whether they share the same amniotic fluid. Small electrical pulses of the heartbeat can also be detected in some cases.

What if my scan shows there’s something wrong, or I receive bad news?

We have experienced imaging staff that have handled similar cases in the past. We are cautious about how we break such news. If medical intervention is necessary, we will advise on the same and provide a detailed report that you can present to your healthcare provider for the next best course of action.

Are your sonographers qualified?

We use the most qualified sonographers in London. We understand that the best scans combine quality ultrasound equipment and skilled sonographers who can easily and quickly interpret the information the equipment provides. All our sonographers have undergone relevant training and certification.

Is an early pregnancy scan safe for adults and babies?

Ultrasound scans aren’t known to have any negative side effects on the mother-to-be or the unborn child. Unlike X-rays, they don’t produce any radiation and are largely safe. However, a qualified and certified sonographer should only perform the scan for the best results. In fact, an early pregnancy scan is highly recommended. It helps confirm the pregnancy and its viability, among other vital details that healthcare providers need to provide comprehensive prenatal care.

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The Scan Clinic is committed to providing accurate and objective educational content about health and medical related topics. We know that there is a lot of misinformation out there, and we take our responsibility to be a trustworthy source of information seriously. Every article on our site is thoroughly fact-checked by our team of writers.

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