Hey lovelies. Hope you are all well 🙂
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Hey lovelies. Hope you are all well 🙂
Today’s post is something totally different but really exciting for me to write about. If you follow me you may have seen that I announced I am expecting a little one in January, yay! Thank you to everyone who sent me messages of congratulations! Today I’m going to be talking to you about my scan experience with Window to The Womb.
This is my first baby so the whole pregnancy thing is totally new to me. Like any first time mum I’m just learning as I go and trying to do the best I can for me and baby. It can be quite overwhelming at first especially when you don’t know what to expect. I didn’t realise providing all is okay with your pregnancy you only have 2 NHS scans during the 40 weeks, which to me doesn’t seem like a lot at all and it made me quite nervous. I knew I wanted to have more scans just for peace of mind as it is my first child I just wanted that added reassurance that everything is going okay. I had a few friends recommend places they went but I did some research on private clinics as it’s best to go with what YOU feel personally comfortable with. I found a place called Window to The Womb which immediately caught my eye. The website is really professional and so easy to navigate.
Window to the Womb offer well being scan packages as well as early gender confirmation. For me I was just looking for reassurance so the well being scan package was perfect for me. Booking was really simple you can book online which took me literally all of about 5 minutes. You have to pay a small deposit and then the outstanding balance on the day of your scan. I chose the basic well being & gender confirmation package which was £59. I think this is an amazing price. My local hospital offered private scans starting at £100 so really it was a bargain!
They have over 30 clinics nationwide all offering amazing scan experiences. I went to my local clinic in Hertfordshire which is based in Watford. Arriving on the day the clinic was really easy to find (map and instructions on the confirmation email was really handy). The clinic itself was lovely, really relaxed atmosphere no busy hospital waiting rooms with long delays. The staff immediately made me feel at ease and were so welcoming. They sit with you beforehand and go over how your appointment works which was really nice. Felt a lot more personal rather than just being called into another room when it’s time for your appointment.
So once I had been given all the information I needed I was called in for my scan by another lovely lady who took me to the room to have my scan. Immediately I was so relaxed, the room is more like a hotel room than a hospital it was amazing. So relaxing with mood music in the background, stylish comfy sofas for family members to relax on and ambient lighting to set the mood. I felt so comfortable I seriously could’ve stayed in there all day! The scan itself wasn’t very long but I knew that going into it. I was told it would be around 5 minutes in length which doesn’t sound like a long time but it was a really detailed, insightful scan. The sonography was very friendly and chatty. He talked me through the whole thing in detail which was amazing. I got to see my baby in 4D for a minute too which was so surreal. For a short scan it was incredibly detailed and so worth it. I got to see my baby in more than one way and got to hear it’s little heartbeat for the first time which was unexpected but so incredible. Nothing was too much trouble, even though I had a gender check in my scan I didn’t personally want to know the sex as I am having a little reveal party in a few weeks. This was no trouble for anyone at the clinic they all did such an amazing job at keeping it a secret for me and instead passing it on to my sister who came with me on the day.
After the scan you get to sit down in a seperate area and chose which pictures you’d like from a computer. This to me was a really lovely touch, I actually got to sit down and go through loads of pictures to pick my favourites and have them printed. With the basic well-being scan package you get 4 pictures included so it’s a really lovely personal touch to be able to pick them all yourself. They even left out the ones that could reveal the gender for me but have since sent me a code for me to download them another time, amazing!
After I had picked my pictures (which were all really clear too it was so hard to pick just 4!) the lovely lady asked if I was happy to leave a mini review on their Facebook page which I was more than happy to do as I was so happy with my experience anyway. Because I left a review there and then they gave me an extra scan picture for free, and also I got a little free gift to take home which turned out to be a super cute baby journal book, a baby bottle with a dummy inside, so sweet! Honestly I was so overwhelmed with the service I could not have asked for more.
Everything was such high quality it really did blow my mind. From the warm, welcoming staff, highly detailed scan to the relaxing environment it was just a really amazing experience all round and I could not recommend it anymore. For anyone expecting and looking for a nice scan experience I would definitely recommend using Window to The Womb. I only have my NHS 20 week scan to go now and I know for a fact I will DEFINITELY be booking another scan after just for some reassurance and to have another look at my baby. It’s so worth it and I’m so glad I found such an amazing place to have this experience.
I’ve linked the website below for all the information you need to check it out for yourself and book your own appointment, but if you have any questions please drop a comment and ask away!
Thanks so much for reading and as always,
Love from Georgie xxx