Pregnant through COVID-19 – Ultrasounds

Pregnant through COVID-19 – Ultrasounds

Expecting a baby through covid-19 is a whole new experience. It is an experience where your overwhelming happiness and excitement is clouded with daunting emotions. With most businesses being temporarily closed, you can be unsure what is available to you. Many couples love the idea of having a 3D/4D ultrasound, but currently to keep in line with current legislation, it’s not available.  Normally, seeing your baby in so much detail while growing in the womb is a reassuring and unique experience, where you get a first look at your tiny baby.

Pregnant through COVID-19 - Ultrasounds

The good news is Early Life Ultrasound Centre, in Cheltenham is still open for business but only for certain types of scans. They are giving expectant parents the opportunity to check on their baby’s well-being or if you are in the early stages making sure that things are progressing as they should.

THE EARLY LIFE ULTRASOUND – CHELTENHAM

I have visited the Early Life Ultrasound Centre several times.  You walk into a welcoming and calm environment, with a bright and comfortable waiting room.

Pregnant through COVID-19 - Ultrasounds
Chrissie 3rd from the left

Chrissie (the owner) and her Sonograph’s are all highly trained and knowledgeable in their field. The whole team have such lovely personalities, adding to this wonderful experience.

The scan rooms are so tranquil and calming.  Spacious with soft ambient lighting, it is a special place to see your tiny little baby on a big screen. 

Pregnant through COVID-19 - Ultrasounds


HOW APPOINTMENTS ARE RUN?

The Early Life Ultrasound Centre has always offered their clients a unique and special experience with only having 2 family in at one time.  In the current situation this has now been changed to the Mum-to-be and accompanied by one adult.

Appointments are spread widely apart so that there are no crossovers and then all areas are thoroughly cleaned down between every visitor, which is their normal practice. They ask that clients call to check that the clinic is clear, if they arrive early and if an appointment is taking place you will be requested to wait in your car. A member of the team will come and let you know when everything is ready.  This is highly unlikely with the appointments being spread out.

The Early Life Ultrasound Centre has always offered their clients a unique and special experience with only having 2 family in at one time.  In the current situation this has now been changed to the Mum-to-be and accompanied by one adult.

Appointments are spread widely apart so that there are no crossovers and then all areas are thoroughly cleaned down between every visitor, which is their normal practice. They ask that clients call to check that the clinic is clear, if they arrive early and if an appointment is taking place you will be requested to wait in your car. A member of the team will come and let you know when everything is ready.  This is highly unlikely with the appointments being spread out.

All clients are asked to sanitise as soon as they walk thought the door and will be given a mask to wear. All staff will also all be wearing appropriate PPE, including masks.

THE SCAN EXPERIENCE

Pregnant through COVID-19 - Ultrasounds

With all the precautions in place your scan will take place as normal.  You will be invited into one of their spacious scan rooms, with ambient light and soft music playing.  While your scan takes place, your dedicated Sonographer will talk you through the process, explaining everything along the way.  You will be presented with reports and charts and will have time to ask any questions.

Under normal circumstance you would be served drinks while you wait, but sadly at the moment drinks will not be served.

If you are pregnant or have just found out the happy news, Congratulations! Through this surreal time, we have all seen just how amazing the NHS are.  With our second to none NHS and the fantastic service that the Early Life Ultrasound offers, you will be very well looked after.

If you do visit Early Life Ultrasound Centre be sure to check out my images framed and displayed on their wall. These beautiful images that I have taken below are waiting for lockdown to end, so they can be proudly displayed on the walls of the Early Life ultrasound Centre.

Cheltenham Newborn Photographer

Parents with their newborn

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