About Us

Starlight Ultrasound is the North West's premier diagnostic ultrasound clinic and it is run and managed by Laura Gardner who is an Advanced Practitioner Clinical Specialist Sonographer and a Registered Midwife with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and is also a member of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) and the Society of Radiographers (SoR).
Starlight Ultrasound is the diagnostic clinic of choice by medical professionals for their own scans.*
She and her colleagues are trained, qualified, insured and able to perform medical ultrasound on men, women and children.
We have two clinics covering Greater Manchester and the North West of England, one in Bury town centre and the other in Hale village, which has featured on ITV's Real Housewives of Cheshire.


Starlight Ultrasound is a diagnostic ultrasound and private midwife clinic, meaning all our services are primarily concerned with the health and wellbeing of our users, rather than souvenir or entertainment scans.
Despite being a diagnostic and medical clinic, we deliberately ensure both locations appear less clinical to maintain a welcoming, calm and reassuring environment for all visitors.
Customers and patients can access a full range of services from fertility advice, birth plans and parent education classes to antenatal and postnatal checks including home visits, breast-feeding support, blood tests and Non-invasive Pregnancy Testing (IONA and Illumina VeriSeq Solution v2 NIPT available).
In addition to fertility and pregnancy scans, Starlight also offers men's and women's general medical ultrasound scans as well as paediatric ultrasound scans for children and teenagers.

All our services are available to book online, via email, social media or over the phone.


Unlike other places we are a diagnostic clinic and all clinical staff are fully qualified and trained medical professionals and specialist sonographers for the services in which they perform scans.

Laura Gardner is an Advanced Practitioner being both a Clinical Specialist Sonographer and a Senior Registered Midwife who specialises in the areas of practice offered by Starlight Ultrasound. Laura offers private midwifery including both antenatal and postnatal care, blood tests as well as diagnostic ultrasound for pregnancy, fertility in addition to general medical ultrasound for men, women and children. Laura is based at both our Bury and Hale clinics.

Jade Starr is a Sonographer who is qualified to perform obstetric & gynaecology ultrasound scans.

Claire Dooley-Edwards is a Specialist Sonographer who is qualified to perform obstetric & gynaecology ultrasound scans as well as men's & women's general medical ultrasound scans.
Kim White is a Specialist Sonographer who is qualified to perform obstetric & gynaecology ultrasound scans as well as men's & women's general medical ultrasound scans.

Starlight is fully insured for private antenatal and postnatal care, diagnostic ultrasound as well as pregnancy ultrasound scans.

Our clinics comprise of a comfortable scanning room in a relaxed yet clinical environment with a large LCD screen to provide an enhanced viewing experience.

Written reports are provided the same day or at the longest within 24 hours of your appointment.

Urgent pregnancy and reassurance scans are also offered very often with same and next day availability so please call if you cannot see an appointment online.

To see all our services, check availability and book a scan or appointment follow this link or any of the service links in the menus above.

Both clinic locations are accessible - the Bury clinic entrance is on the ground floor and the scan room is also on the ground floor. The Hale clinic is on the first floor but there is a stairlift for wheelchairs, buggies & prams along with an accessible WC. If you require use of the stairlift please let us know just prior to your appointment.

*Based on internal audit of professions on rolling six-month basis. Updated 15/01/24


Within our clinics, there is a baby boutique specialising in baby clothes from newborn to 3 years. We stock a wide and ever-growing collection of nursery items, gifts and baby accessories.

You can buy any item in-store or online and either choose free click-and-collect from either location or nationwide delivery via our website.

Both boutique locations are accessible - the Bury store entrance is on the ground floor whilst the Hale clinic is on the first floor but is served by stairlift for wheelchairs, buggies & prams. Just let us know if you require use of the stairlift.

We are exclusive stockists in the area for various brands such as Babidu, Barcellino, BamBam, Baby GI, Kissy Kissy, Jamiks, Little A, Mitch & Son, Pangasa & Bunnies By The Bay.

We have two locations to come and visit us, one in Bury town centre and one in Hale village, Altrincham.

When shopping online you can use both Klarna and Clearpay as well as PayPal and every other major debit or credit card to pay for your order.