Cocoon4D is a 4D video baby scanning service exclusive to the London Ultrasound Centre. Our modern scanning suite in the heart of London’s private medical area has been carefully planned with mothers to be and partners in mind. You can choose your video package before you meet one of our expert sonographers.
Before your 4D scan begins you will have a quick informal chat with the sonographer to confirm details of your pregnancy, discuss your expectations from the appointment and any concerns that you may have. You can also let us know if you want to know the sex of your baby. Once the scan begins high definition images from our HD Live ultrasound machine are displayed on a large, widescreen monitor, for you and and your partner to see.
After the scan, while your unique edited video is being finalised, you can either return to the patient lounge or take a stroll to the shops of nearby Oxford or Marylebone High Streets. Your edited 4D video package will be available to take away on the day of your appointment.
In the same way as photographing your children after birth, the best 4D pictures are only obtained when your baby looks toward the camera (in this case the ultrasound transducer).
We also need a window of fluid to be in front of the baby so that we can see through it to your baby's face. However the position of your baby and the amount of fluid around it are factors beyond anyone's control and so the quality of your baby images are determined by how well your baby cooperates on the day.
Nevertheless, with our expert experience and little persistence we are usually able to coax even the most camera shy babies into view. Please allow up to 60 minutes for your scan, in case your baby is not in an ideal position and for preparation of your edited 4D video media.