Early Pregnancy Scan

Early  Scan

Early Scan


Our early scan is designed to check the wellbeing of your baby and provide you with peace of mind from as early as 6 weeks gestation, through to 16 weeks. We always aim to provide you with a fun and friendly experience, whilst only ever performing your scan by a qualified and registered sonographer.

What can I expect to see during my Early Scan?
There are many factors which can affect what you will see during
your early scan. Your cycle length is key. You will be asked to input your LMP when booking. Providing you have a regular 28-day cycle and your LMP is 6 weeks ago, we would expect to see a 6 week embryo with a heartbeat.

A shorter cycle may mean that you’re further on in your pregnancy than you expect! If your cycle is irregular or longer than the 28 days, this could mean that you are less than 6 weeks. If this is the case, you may see a 5 – 6 week pregnancy with just a yolk sac present, which is completely normal for that gestation.

Our sonographers will have a conversation with you before your scan to gain a better understanding of your cycle length and to relay any important information. It’s important to consider the factors above when booking your scan.

Scan length: approx. 10 minutes

Appointment duration: 15 minutes

What’s included with your Early Scan:

  • 10 exclusive minutes with our qualified sonographer where you can ask any questions you like!
  • Locate your pregnancy
  • See your baby’s heartbeat
  • Date your pregnancy – to confirm how far along you are
  • Confirm single or multiple pregnancies
  • A wellbeing check will be performed to review your baby’s progress
  • Receive a scan report & wellbeing form
  • 2 x image prints to take home
  • Digital download of all images taken during the scan 
  • No extra charge for twins or multiple pregnancies


  • Digital download of scan video (£15) 
  • Additional prints (£4 each)
  • Find out the sex of your baby from 6 weeks with our SneakPeek Gender Test

Please note:

  • We are only able to provide scans to persons over the age of 18
  • The video recording has no audio capability
  • The position of the placenta can not be reported at this gestation


You must still attend your routine scans with the NHS.

Preparing for your early scan


You can prepare for your early scan by ensuring that you are properly hydrated in the 24 hours before your appointment. Please arrive with a full bladder.

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete your paperwork

Please bring your pregnancy notes with you. We may not need them, but it is helpful if our qualified sonographers need to refer to them at any stage during your early scan.

It is sometimes necessary during the earlier stages of pregnancy to offer an internal scan. This is because it can be difficult to see the fetus via the abdomen at this stage. Many factors influence this (including hydration). Please ensure you arrive for your scan with a full bladder. As with all of our scans, you have the right to refuse or stop the procedure at any time.

Additional images, digital downloads of your scan images and a variety of products are available at Hey Baby 4D Stalybridge to purchase on the day.

Finding Hey Baby 4D Stalybridge


Our clinic is easily accessible for expectant parents from Tameside, Glossop, Oldham, Greater Manchester & Stockport. The clinic is 1.5 miles from Tameside General Hospital. Both the railway and bus stations are in close proximity to the clinic.


Book your pregnancy scan in Stalybridge online or call us today

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