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Presentation Scan

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32 to 40 weeksMaternity Notes Required
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Presentation Scan

4.8 (Google Rating)
32 to 40 weeksMaternity Notes Required
Regular price


All other times
OffPeak Discount Price


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Presentation Scan Childbirth and labor. A pregnant woman in the hospital having contractions and tests.

What's Included in an Presentation Scan

Ultrasound Scan
2 Scan images
TSC Folder

What does the Presentation Scan check?

Confirm fetal position prior to birth

Visualise baby's heartbeat.

Visualise fetal movement.

Determine position of your baby and placenta

Ultrasound report with 2 free pictures in our presentation folder

Performed by qualified medical ultrasound specialists

Objective of the Presentation Scan

This scan will assess the position of baby, amniotic fluid & placenta position by using ultrasound.

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.
  • No specific preparation is required.

Reasons for an Presentation Scan ..

Reassurance before birth
Baby's position
Placental position
Check baby's movement
Visualise baby's heartbeat

Why choose us for your Presentation 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 Presentation Scan

As you near the end of your pregnancy, the excitement of finally meeting your new baby or babies is likely at an all-time high. The third trimester is an important time for your baby’s development and it’s natural to have some concerns and questions about their health and readiness for birth. A 3rd trimester ultrasound, also known as a third trimester or presentation scan, is a great opportunity to alleviate some of these worries and reassure your child is in good health and well-positioned for delivery.

One of the main purposes of the third trimester ultrasound is to check the position of your baby or babies and the placenta. Our expert staff will assess the position of your baby, the location of the placenta and check that everything is primed and ready for the birth. The baby’s position is an important factor in determining the ease of delivery, and our staff will be able to give you an idea of what to expect during labour and delivery based on the baby’s position. Additionally, the position of the placenta is important to check for any potential issues or complications, such as a low-lying placenta which could affect your birth plan. Our staff will provide you with professional advice and guidance on how to proceed based on the position of the placenta.

One of the best parts of the third trimester ultrasound is the opportunity to see your baby again. This is a special moment for you and your partner; you’ll be able to see your baby’s movements and hear their heartbeat. You’ll also be given two images to take home with you, so you can treasure these memories forever. These images will be a keepsake of this special time in your life and a reminder of the precious new life that is soon to arrive.

In summary, the third trimester private ultrasound or presentation scan is a great opportunity to check the position of your baby and the placenta and have a final check-up on their health before delivery. Our expert staff will provide you with professional advice and guidance on how to check the baby’s position, placenta position and any potential issues or concerns that may affect your birth plan. Additionally, you’ll be reassured to see your baby again and take home two images as a keepsake. It’s an exciting time and you’re so close to finally meeting your new baby.

What is a Presentation Scan?

A presentation scan is one of the last scans you will receive. It is offered between weeks 36 and 40 of the pregnancy. The primary purpose of the scan is to examine your baby’s position as you approach your delivery date.

The scan confirms the baby’s position. If the baby is in a breech position, it will allow you to make appropriate arrangements.

By the 36th week, the baby should have settled into their final position. If they are still in the breech position, there’s a high chance a caesarean section will be scheduled.

What Does the Presentation Scan Look For?

The presentation scan looks for more than the baby’s position. During the scan, the sonographer will also check other factors that might affect delivery plans.

Although the main aim of the presentation scan is to recognise an undiagnosed breech position, there are other things the sonographer can look out for, such as:


Baby’s Well-being 

During the presentation scan, our experienced clinicians will monitor other aspects, such as movements, amniotic fluid levels, and foetal dopplers. These are vital in indicating the baby’s well-being.



The scan will also check for placenta previa, which is when the placenta is low in the uterus and next to or below the cervix. Placenta previa in the later stages of the pregnancy may present delivery challenges and may require delivery by early caesarian section.

The information you get from a presentation scan is vital in ensuring you can make adequate delivery plans and adjust where necessary, such as making an External Cephalic Version (ECV) to ensure the baby is in the correct position.

Why a Presentation Scan is Important

A presentation scan is vital for many reasons. The first is that it advises on the baby’s position in preparation for delivery.

The scan also provides vital details about the baby’s health and development by monitoring various factors such as the growth rate, the levels of amniotic fluid available, and the location of the placenta. These details are crucial and can determine the best approach for medical care for the expectant mother and unborn child, allowing for early intervention.

It is important to note that a presentation scan is not a comprehensive diagnostic tool. Additional diagnostic testing might be necessary to confirm and advise the best medical approach for the baby or the mother if any anomalies are detected.

What to Expect During a Presentation Scan

A presentation scan has a simple procedure. Once you arrive at The Scan Clinic, you will be ushered into the ultrasound room.

The sonographer will ask that you lay on the bed and lift your top. Ultrasound gel will be placed on your abdomen, and the sonographer will use a transducer that moves back and forth to carry out the various checks. They will let you know of the position of the baby and the placenta and if everything is going according to plan.

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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Presentation Scan FAQ's

How Much is a Presentation Scan in London?

The regular cost of our presentation scan in London is £90, but if you schedule the appointment during off-peak hours, you might get a discount, which is applied at checkout.

Is There Any Preparation for This Scan?

During the last stages of pregnancy, the baby is visible on the scan even without preparations like drinking water. However, we recommend drinking some water and wearing loose-fitting clothing that is easy to manage during the ultrasound.

What is Included in the Presentation Scan?

The presentation scan includes an ultrasound scan, 2 scan images, and a TSC folder. You also get a detailed report on the scan’s findings that you can provide your healthcare provider with.

How Long Does the Presentation Scan Take?

The presentation scan takes about 20-30 minutes. It can take shorter if there are no concerns or longer depending on the baby’s position and movements.

What Do I Need to Bring to My Appointment?

It is unnecessary to get a referral or request a note from a doctor for the presentation scan. However, you must be at least 32 weeks along in the gestation period and bring your maternity notes with you so we can chart the baby’s growth after measuring during the scan.

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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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