BabyVue Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions

It is a condition of treatment that you have read and understood the below information about the risks and benefits of our ultrasound scans.

Are there risks from ultrasounds scans?

At present there is very little scientific information available with which to assess the impact of exposure to ultrasound, particularly on the unborn child. However, antenatal ultrasound scans have been used for many years without apparent ill-effect.

Subtle effects have been reported in studies of brain development in small animals, and some studies in humans indicate changes in neurological functions following in utero exposures.

While this data is not considered to provide clear evidence of a specific hazard, the possibility of subtle long-term effects cannot be ruled out. As well as this, the evidence on the effects of fetal ultrasound in humans mainly date from some time ago and used different techniques and lower exposures than are used today. There is little direct evidence on the safety of modern techniques, but no ill effects have been reported.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) advises that people should not hesitate to continue using ultrasound for diagnostic and other medical purposes, including in pregnancy. Such use has an established track record of safety and is regulated.

This information was gathered from public health England for more information please visit their website

You can also find information at the British medical ultrasound society BMUS.

What to expect from a Babyvue pregnancy ultrasound Scan.

All Babyvue scans are performed by a qualified sonographer, registered with the HCPC Health care practitioner’s council.

All Babyvue scans include a Basic well-being scan to check baby’s health and development. Wellbeing scans are designed only to rule out obvious abnormalities. Well-being checks are not a suitable replacement for scans offered by the NHS. Babyvue customers are expected to attend all NHS appointments and scans. Babyvue customers are expected to notify the sonographer before they start the scan about any issue regarding their pregnancy. All BabyVue customers are expected to bring their NHS maternity notes with them, as we may need your notes to refer you to your local NHS if we find a problem. If we find a abnormality or suspect that there may be a problem with your pregnancy, we will inform you of our findings in an open and honest way, then we will refer you to your local NHS for treatment and or further investigations.

Not all abnormalities are visible on ultrasound and of the abnormalities that are visible some are very difficult to detect. BabyVue will perform a wellbeing check as part of all pregnancy scans performed and will endeavour to detect any fetal abnormalities however BabyVue cannot be held liable for abnormalities not detected. Please note that customers will not be offered a rescan if the well-being check cannot be completed due to increased BMI or fetal position.

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