Our Professional Approach

quality of care, guidelines

Our approach is always to put health and wellbeing first, which of course can only be achieved by following all the guidance set out by BMSU, and The CQC – click the titles to open their website’s in new tabs. Our Sonographers are all specially trained and fully qualified health care professionals, who are state registered with the Health Care … Read More

How do pregnancy tests work?

pregnancy test

 Voiceover for partially sighted Pregnancy tests are an easy and accurate way to find out if you’re pregnant – you just pee on a stick. They are inexpensive and available at Chemists and most superstores. How accurate are pregnancy tests? Pregnancy tests are very accurate when you use them correctly. The pregnancy tests you get at the Chemists work … Read More

Umbilical Cord – what is it?

 Voiceover for the Partially Sighted The umbilical cord is genetically part of your baby. When an egg is fertilised, it divides into two parts. One part becomes the embryo and the other becomes the placenta. The embryonic cells under-go many changes, but one of the first things to happen is the yolk sac is formed. The yolk sac provides … Read More

Babies’ Sight, Hearing, Taste and Touch

baby eyes open

 Voiceover for the Partially Sighted Babies eyes start developing around weeks 5 to 7 and by week 20 they are almost completely formed, but the eyelid is still fused closed so that the retina can fully develop. By week 26 some babies start blinking and by week 28 they can open their eyes fully. We Have an amazing video … Read More

10 things about the first

first pregnancy questions

 Voiceover for Partially Sighted What to expect in the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy You may become over sensitive. Every little pain, headache to tummy pain, will have you in full blown panic mode, thinking something wrong with you and you wonder if it’s quicker to get a lift to the hospital or wait for an ambulance. Outbreak … Read More

Carrying a baby girl?

baby girl scan check

Voiceover for the partially sighted Best way to determine the sex of your baby is to have a 16 week gender scan at The Original Window to the Womb. However there are lots of indications that could indicate the gender of your baby. These symptoms indicate a baby girl. 1, Morning Sickness Morning sickness is a common condition that can occur … Read More

Differences between 2D, 3D, 4D, HD Scanning

hd live scan

There are differences in the types of ultrasounds done during pregnancy. All ultrasounds use sound waves to create a picture and software on our Voluson S8 ultrasound machine to build up the image of your miracle of life. 2D Scanning 2D is a two-dimensional image. Eg; The blank and white scan you see at your 12 week dating and 20 … Read More

Celebrating 15 Years

Wow! Weat the Original Window to the Womb are celebrating 15 yrs in business this year, and to mark this amazing achievement, we’ve splashed out on a brand new shiny State of the art Voluson HD LIVE ULTRASOUND MACHINE. Voluson HD LIVE ULTRASOUND MACHINE Packed with some fantastic new features, it promises to provide the very best in imaging quality. … Read More

The History of Ultrasound & The Original Window to the Womb

Where did The Original Window to the Womb begin? The Original Window to the Womb were the first private ultrasound scan clinic to open in the UK and opened their doors to expectant families in Nottingham in 2003.Started by the Bowbanks family, who still proudly operate their Nottingham clinic, The Original Window to the Womb brand has had its own babies! The … Read More

Wayne Rooney found hiding out at The Original Window to the Womb

Many thanks to Tracey & Graham for sharing their precious first peek af their beautiful baby boy. Dad had us all in stiches over his babies resemblance to football star Wayne Rooney. ***************************************************************** Do you have a funny, bizarre or celebrity look alike scan picture. E-mail them to us and we will publish them in our photo gallery