What To Expect

The day of your scan

Share your experience with the ones you love most

If you would like to, you can bring up to four guests with you to your scan. Partners, friends, family and children are all welcome. Please note: due to COVID restrictions we can accommodate a maximum of four guests per scan, including children.

Less than 16 weeks pregnant?

If you’re less than 16 weeks pregnant, we ask If you can come with a full bladder if you can. It helps us see your baby in better clarity. Don’t worry, there are toilets on site! Otherwise, there’s no preparation needed, just come as you are.

Wear two-part clothing

We need to see your baby bump, so two part clothing like a top and bottoms is a good idea. Comfort is key!

When you arrive

Arrive 5 minutes before your appointment

Rushing around is never fun, especially when you’re expecting! Arriving 5 minutes early allows us to book you in, fill in a consent form and get comfortable for your scan.

Our Scan Suite

After getting booked in you’ll be taken into our modern and welcoming scan suite with our top of the range equipment. You’ll be asked to lie down on the scan couch and lift your clothing so we can see your baby bump.  Jen, our sonographer will talk you through the scan and answer any questions you may have.

Your scan

We apply some ultrasound gel to your tummy area and then scan you using an ultrasound probe placed onto your abdomen. Jen will show you everything that’s happening and take pictures and videos of your baby during the scan. Scan times will vary depending on the package and also on the position of your baby, please see our packages page for approximate scan times.

Say cheese!

Throughout your scan we will take photos of your baby from various angles. At the end of your scan your images will be printed and also sent to your smart phone or device using our image sharing technology “tricefy”. You can download the app before you come or we’ll send a link to you after the scan. This is included free of charge and allows you to easily store and share your images and videos.

Download the app here

Something extra special

From heart beat recording bears to confetti cannons, we have loads of extra keepsakes and gender reveal items in our gift shop, have a browse and see if there’s something you’d like to make your visit extra special.

At Magical Views we always go the extra mile to make your visit magical!

We also understand that pregnancy can be a daunting time and you may be anxious. Our super friendly and helpful staff will put you at ease and will take their time to ensure you are completely comfortable and relaxed. If there’s anything we can help with or you have any requests, please don’t hesitate to ask, we’ll be on hand for you for anything you may need.

We are professionally qualified and regulated