How Accurate is an Ultrasound Gender Scan at Starlight?
Whilst primarily concerned with the health and welfare of fetus and mother, Starlight Ultrasound offers gender reveal scans from 14 weeks gestation.
In addition to confirming gender all our scans include standard well-being checks.
Sometimes it is very clear and obvious and Laura can confirm the gender.
Other times either due to the position of the fetus or simply due to its development, it is not possible to be absolutely sure.
The Starlight Difference
For this reason we offer complimentary re-scans which means we don’t charge for another appointment.
Of course if the baby’s position is making it difficult there are a number of tactics a sonographer can use to encourage movement and it may be possible to re-scan a short time later after the expectant lady has been for a walk. If we have availability we may be able to offer a re-scan the same day. We will not unnecessarily prolong the duration of the scan simply to confirm the gender but we will try every trick at our disposal!
Where it is difficult to establish the gender due to the fetus’s development or if there is some doubt and the parents are keen on finding out, then a new appointment will be offered free of charge a week or two later.
Many people plan gender reveal parties so in these cases or in any other circumstance where finding out the gender is important to the parents, we would insist on another scan at no cost.
This has nothing to do with the quality of scanning skills but shows Starlight putting customers first, ahead of profit and ensuring fairness and transparency.
Our view is that it is better to wait and get it right than be quick and risk getting it wrong.
Feedback Speaks for Itself
Starlight Ultrasound is happy to perform gender scans from 14 weeks and will continue to offer free re-scans if there is an element of doubt.
For that reason we have had some fantastic reviews due to Laura’s patience and persistence with some awkward babies! You can read some on our Facebook page.
However if you are planning on bringing friends and family, who are welcome to join you in the scan room, and co-ordinating a convenient time for them all to attend can be a challenge, we ask you to consider whether it is worth waiting a week or two when it may be more accurate.
For gender scans please take a look at our different packages and either book on-line or call us to arrange an appointment.
Please also take a look at our latest special offers.