Cervical Length Scan
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Cervical Length Ultrasound Scan

Are you between 14 and 37 weeks pregnant and in need of an ultrasound scan for measuring cervical length? Here at Ultrasound Plus, we can offer your cervical assessment services, including ultrasound images of your cervix. This will help us get your cervical length measured; by doing so, we can determine if there is a risk of spontaneous preterm birth and predict preterm birth, which will help prevent preterm births.

If this is something you are interested in, get in touch with our team of sonographers today, we are more than happy to help you in any way we can, but you must be between 14 and 37 weeks of pregnancy for this ultrasound to be applicable to you. Our aim is to help prevent preterm birth and having a cervical scan is one way to do this.

Preterm delivery is not safe, so if you are a pregnant woman please make an appointment today at one of our following clinic locations; London, Brentwood, Birmingham, Watford, Leicester, and Kingston upon Thames.

Ultrasound Scan To Measure Cervical Length

A cervical length scan may be recommended during pregnancy as it checks whether your cervix is prepared for the birth of your baby. Through most of your pregnancy, your cervix is closed and will only start to open once your body is ready to give birth.

Depending on the length of your cervix, you might start to open early due to the growing baby and this, in turn, means subsequent preterm birth; pregnant women will want to prevent preterm birth, as do we.

A cervical length scan analyses how long the cervix is and longer than the usual >25mm. It will also check the dilation of the cervix and the location of the cervical suture (if present). Your cervical length is significant if you have twin pregnancies. 

A transvaginal ultrasound may sound scary, but we promise the ultrasound transducer is designed for this screening test and will be painless.

What does the cervical length scan include?

Our cervical length ultrasound includes:
only £110.00

(Includes booking deposit of £30)

*Please Note for Multiple Pregnancies, there is an additional charge of £25 added to your package

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What is the purpose of a cervical length ultrasound?

If you have a cervical length scan and it is found that your cervix is opening too early, you may be able to get a cervical stitch (also known as a cervical cerclage). A cervical stitch will help stop the cervix from opening further and can be taken out before your due date.

This will, in turn, prevent preterm birth; pregnant women need to have this to prevent their baby from being an early delivery. It is pretty standard for asymptomatic women not to realise their cervix is preparing itself for birth. That is why we provide the transvaginal approach to ultrasounds. Please remember you need to come with an empty bladder where possible; this will give us the best access to see whether you have a short cervix.

A cervical length ultrasound is usually recommended if your waters have broken too early in the past, your cervix is damaged from a previous birth, or you have a history of three or more late miscarriages. If you require a female sonographer, please speak with one of our advisors at the time of your booking. Do not worry about this scan, especially if it is your first pregnancy; a professional will perform your measurement.

Book now or email info@ultrasoundplus.co.uk for more information about this scan.

Book Your Appointment

If you would like to book an appointment for a cervical ultrasound scan, please get in touch with one of our team members today here at Ultrasound Plus. Having this scan carried out, you can prevent preterm birth; if you have a normal cervix, you will be low risk, but it is always best to check. You can book into one of our clinics in the following locations; London, Brentwood, Birmingham, Watford, Leicester, and Kingston upon Thames; we can carry this ultrasound out during your second and third trimester; give us a call today to book. We look forward to talking to you.

only £110.00

(Includes booking deposit of £30)

*Please Note for Multiple Pregnancies, there is an additional charge of £25 added to your package

Cervical Length Ultrasound FAQs

There are no restrictions that you cannot eat or drink before your cervical length ultrasound.

All of our sonographers are qualified with diagnostic gynaecology ultrasound scanning experience and are accredited by either the Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council or Society of Radiographers and also work within the NHS alongside their role within Ultrasound Plus.

No, each scan is dependent on each individual’s examination. However, an internal investigation can provide clearer views and will be discussed with you by the Sonographer before proceeding with the internal examination and obtain your consent.

We advise that you wear something light, airy and baggy. Otherwise, you may need to change into a gown if necessary.

Please bring along your hospital notes (if you have been given them) and reports to assist out Sonographers if a referral is required.
Please note, our scans do not replace any of your NHS scans. During your appointment, in any event of a medical referral being required, we will discuss this with you and provide a full report for you to forward on to your health practitioner.
Yes, our services are a complementary service, which works alongside the NHS.

We advise all of our customers to advise their GP/Healthcare provider know of their intention to have a scan with us. On arrival at Ultrasound Plus we will ask you to complete a registration form, where your GP/Healthcare provider details will be requested. If from the cervical length scan there shows a need to contact or share any information regarding your scan, you are responsible for providing the report to your GP/Healthcare provider.

We will provide you with an invoice after you pay Ultrasound Plus directly for your scan. This can be used to make a claim with your insurance company, but this is between you and the insurance company. We would advise you check this prior to your scan to avoid disappointment.
We are happy for family and friends to attend and we are able to accommodate up to 5 people with the patient. Children are welcome too.