• Specialists in private baby ultrasound scans. Dating scans from 6 weeks, Gender scans from 16 weeks, 3D & 4D baby scans from 26 weeks & Fetal Assessment

3D/4D & Anomaly Scans

Unlike 2D scans that are performed by your gynecologist to check the well-being of your baby, a 4D baby scan uses amazing ultrasound technology to show you what baby actually looks like. This can give you a first real look at baby’s features such as face, arms and legs. By throwing movement into the mix as well you can peek into the womb to see what your baby is up to.

 

We also provide the 20 week anomaly scan at a very competitive price. Our sonographer doing these scans is an expert in anomaly scans and has been doing this for a number of years.


Gender & Dating Scans

It is human nature to be curious. Most of us want to know whether it is a boy or a girl as soon as possible or whether you are indeed pregnant. Let us take a look and see if it's pink or blue. Why subject yourself to the torture of Auntie Deloris with her pendulum swinging over your tummy and she murmuring something about how she always gets it right.

 

Rather use modern technology to put you out of your misery. Nothing in the world is 100% guaranteed but we can at least have a look and give you our expert opinion.


Welcome To First Glimpse 4D

Being mothers ourselves, we have had a long-time dream to provide a cost-effective service for mothers-to-be. We want to share in the joy of seeing your baby come to life by giving you an incredible bonding experience with your unborn child.

Our prices are extremely competitive but we do not compromise on quality by using only the best medical-grade equipment for optimal results. We are also the only ultrasound practice operating from different locations and has an online booking system for your convenience.

Baby Growth Scan - Anytime After 6 Weeks (Incl Gender Scan)

R400 for 15 min scan

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This scan is to see how your baby is growing. We do all the measurements and include a CD with images and a video.

3D/4D Scan - Between 26 - 32 Weeks (Twins)

R900 for a 40 min scan

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See your baby in 3D/4D using our state-of-the-art ultrasound machine. We will try our best to give you the most beautiful pictures of your unborn baby. We will also tell you the gender (if you want to know) at no extra cost.

This will be done in 3D/4D and we include a CD with images and a video.

Anomaly / Detail Scan - Between 18 - 24 Weeks (Twins)

R1200 for a 1 hour scan

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Anomaly scan performed between 20 - 24 weeks.  This scan is to measure the fetus and to assess for any abnormalities. It is perfomed on Sundays for your convenience by a qualified Sonographer with years of experience in anomaly scans.

This will include a CD with images and a video as well as a report that you can give to your Gyneacologist or clinic.

Abdomen Scan

R800 per 30 min scan

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Abdomen Scan

Pre-Delivery Check

R400

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Scan to check that all is well before delivery. Done between 32 - 40 weeks. We check the amniotic fluid, placental position. We also do measurements to determine the weight.

This will be done in 2D and we include a CD with images and a video

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high - frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body.

An ultrasound scan can be used to monitor an unborn baby, diagnose a condition, or guide a surgeon during certain procedures.

What is a Baby Scan / Pregnancy Ultrasound?

A pregnancy Ultrasound is an imaging test that uses high frequency sound waves to create pictures of a baby in the womb, as well as the mother’s reproductive organs.

Along with a standard 2D Ultrasound, there are a number of different, more advanced, Ultrasounds including a 3D Ultrasound and a 4D Ultrasound.

 

What is a 2D Ultrasound?

This is "standard" or "conventional" Ultrasound scan which provides an image in two dimensions.  During these 2D scans you can see position of the baby and visible heartbeat. 2D scans are therefore still the most common form of Ultrasound. 2D Ultrasounds are used for Dating Scans as well as to determine the sex (gender) of your baby.

What is a 3D/4D Ultrasound?

A 3D Ultrasound follows the same procedure as a standard Ultrasound, but uses a special probe and software to create the 3D image. It also requires special training for the technician.

 

Unlike a traditional 2D Ultrasound, a 3D Ultrasound allows you to see the width, height and depth of the baby and sonographers and parents can also view baby’s hands, feet and face.  These images are also be recorded for parents to keep.

 

A 4D Ultrasound creates a moving video of the fetus. This creates a better image of the baby’s face and movements. A 4D Ultrasound is also better able to capture highlights and shadows. A 4D Ultrasound is done in a similar manner to other Ultrasounds, but with special equipment.

In short, What is the difference between 2D & 3D/4D Ultrasound?

2D is a black and white ultrasound. The picture shows no dimensions of the baby. 3D ultrasound captures a three-dimensional image of your baby. 3D is a still image, while 4D adds the element of motion so it looks like a video.

What is the best time during pregnancy for a 3D/4D ultrasound?

Many mothers like coming in twice – once early on (16-26 weeks) when they can see the baby as a whole, and once between 26-34 weeks to see a more detailed face. Every baby is different, and we obtain great images at all times!

Regular visits to your Gyneacologist or clinic is still important

Although we offer Gender, Dating, 3D/4D and Fetal Assessment Scans, this is not a replacement for the routine diagnostic examinations. You still need to visit your Gyneacologist or clinic regularly. The 3D/4D technology scan is to create a unique bonding experience between you and your baby.

Mobile Ultrasound Technology

By using the best mobile ultrasound technology available we can bring the magical experience of 3D/4D Ultrasound to more places. We are constantly looking for new locations to bring this wonder closer to you.

Currently we operate from locations in Cape Gate, Mitchells Plain, Atlantis and Al Nisa and are in the process of opening offices in other locations in Cape Town. Our newest office in Retreat will open 15 January 2020.

Corona Virus: Following the announcement on 23 March 2020 by our President, South Africa is in lockdown until 30 April 2020. We are deemed an essential service and have measures in place to mitigate the risk.