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About Us

Please note, we are not open for walk in appointments, all appointments should be booked in advance.  Consent forms will be sent to you via email for e-signing. You can bring up to four adults with you, small children can sit on laps, under 3 year olds are happiest in a buggy with their mum and dad in the scan room. 


A 4D Baby is a family run, non-diagnostic, CQC registered business, registered since 2012 with a Good rating,  that has been established since 2005 and has built up a reputation for providing quality non-diagnostic Early, Gender and 4D scans at a price people can afford. A recent quote from a client “It is so rare nowadays to find a company that genuinely provides such a good quality service at a reasonable price.”  As the original and longest running 4D scan studio in East Anglia our staff have many years experience in both 4D scans and 2D sexing scans, having only ever had 8 gender scans wrong in 19 years (over 20,000 clients). 

 A 4D Baby not only offers the most competitive prices but also a high standard of service which sees our customers return to us year after year and recommend us to their friends, we were very proud to receive the most family friendly award from The Best Of Ipswich. We only use professional Sonographers who also currently work within the NHS, the scans we provide are non-diagnostic, we don't provide medical or anomaly scans.  We aren't looking for anomalies during the course of your scan, however we will refer you back to your medical provider if we happen to see anything during the scan.  Early scans only confirm viability, its too early to see if baby is forming correctly.  If you happen to use moisturising creams please stop using them for a couple of weeks before the scan as the build up of moisturiser can interfere with the sound waves and cause less clear pictures.  A high BMI will also affect the quality of the pictures as will an anterior placenta, to varying degrees, as again it diminishes the strength of the soundwaves which causes less sharp pictures.
The principles of A 4D Baby are to provide the best possible service to our clients at the lowest price possible which is why we receive so many recommendations from our clients and have so many people return to us again and again.
Our Sonographers have been with us many years and are very experienced in 2D/4D and now HD imaging.
Our studio at Martlesham has shops, a pub and a park (with a childrens play area) nearby.
At A 4D Baby we appreciate that sometimes things happen and you can't attend your appointment, however if possible please let us know.  Thank you to those who do let us know, so we can make the appointment available for someone else.
We have not ever and will not ever charge clients extra if they are having twins, with twins please bear in mind that it is usual to get good pictures of one baby but not so good of the other.
All our staff will do their best to get good pictures for you on the day. 
No matter which scan you choose you will be afforded the same time and patience in order to get the best results we can. 
In 2008 we won "Most Family Friendly Business of 2008" by The Best Of Ipswich because "It provides a professional baby scanning service in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful and the prices are very reasonable."
Our studio in Ipswich sees clients coming from Ipswich, Stowmarket,  Felixstowe, Colchester, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Lakenheath, Mildenhall, Thetford, Norwich, Diss, Swaffham, Newmarket,  Braintree, Clacton and Walton.
We are very honest about our accuracy with our sexing scans, we are running at 99.99%  accuracy on our sexing scans. From 14+4 weeks we have had just one wrong (one of the very first at 15 weeks we did in 2015) very, very occasionally you may need a free re-scan two weeks later just so we can check we are correct, of all the ones we have checked they have all been correct. In the past 18 years we have also had six wrong over 16 weeks, we are very careful as we don't want to get any wrong but we aren't infallible but 7 wrong since 2005 isn't a bad record.   We recommend a 4D scan is best 26-28 weeks and for twins from 23 weeks. Our free re-scans are only available to those 2D scans over 15 weeks (who bring their notes) and 4D scans over 24 weeks or 23 weeks for twins.  
If we do need to refer you back to your medical provider we follow the pathway the NHS ask us to follow, which is to refer you back to your GP with a referral letter, for them to arrange an appointment for you at the Hospital for a follow up appointment.  

Ultrasound technology has been the subject of hundreds of clinical studies over the past 30  years and has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby, for your peace of mind please feel free to talk to your midwife or doctor about the safety of ultrasound.  It is not x ray and does not use radiation. Our equipment is fitted with a second electrical isolator for added safety. Our Qualified sonographers follow the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) 
For more information on Ultrasound Safety please find the information below:

The outside of our premises 20 The Square Martlesham Heath IP5 3SL
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