Finding out that you’re pregnant is one of the most memorable moments of your life. The first few weeks are a time of tremendous excitement; and the 11 week dating scan can feel like a lifetime away. You are probably keen to have an early scan in pregnancy to take your first look at your developing baby, confirm you are pregnant and roughly how many weeks pregnant you are, and check all is well before you spread your good news. For this reason, many mums-to-be like to have an early scan which you can book at Echo Amsterdam.
If you are at least 6-8 weeks pregnant, it’s the chance to assess the viability of the pregnancy; and if all is well, it’s also the opportunity to view your baby’s heartbeat. We also offer gender scans from as early as of 14 weeks pregnant and 3D/4D HD Live baby scans giving you a unique opportunity to glimpse precious images of your unborn child.
We offer the complete spectrum of the highest quality pregnancy scans at Echo Amsterdam. Medical scans, scans upon request and the most beautiful 4D HD Life babyscan.
Our highly experienced ultrasound experts take plenty of time to beautifully portray your baby. They will explain everything they see using the latest high end diagnostic ultrasound equipment producing 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound scans.
We offer a much wider range of scans (also during the pandemic!) than the standard scan to determine the estimated due date and anomaly scan offered by your health insurance. You may want to know the gender of your baby, perhaps you’ve had a previous miscarriage and need reassurance. We offer gender scans from as early as of 14 weeks pregnant and 3D/4D baby scans giving you a unique opportunity to glimpse precious images of your unborn child.
Whatever your requirement, we offer the most extensive range of scans to choose from at various times during your pregnancy and all come with pictures. We also make use of projectors connected to our ultrasound machines to allow you to visualise what’s happening inside you in real time.
For your convenience, our ultrasound centre is opened 7 days a week and 2 evenings a week.
Viability scanScan upon request. Are you curious and eager not to wait for your due date scan? From 6+ weeks we can show you the first images of your baby. This internal viability scan will also show whether the baby is in the right position inside your uterus and whether you are expecting twins.
Dating scanMedical scan with referral. This due date scan is to determine fetal gestation & date the pregnancy. We will also look at the babies general development.
10 - 12 weeks
Combined screening testScan upon request. The combined screening test is a form of prenatal screening for Downs-, Edwards- and Pataus syndrome. This scan measures the nuchal translucency of the embryo and will be performed by the Amsterdam UMC location VU hospital. The results of the scan will be combined with a blood test. Ask us for more detailed information about this test.
11+2 - 14+1 weeks incl bloodtest
Extended early scanScan upon request. Besides the medical ultrasound scans you can have a scan upon request at any time during your pregnancy. The general wellbeing is being checked and beautiful images of your child will be shown, according to what you would like to see and depending on the size and position of your baby.
GenderscanScan upon request. Are you curious whether you are expecting a boy or a girl? This genderscan can show you the sex of your baby from 14+ weeks onwards. For twins this scan will be €75.
Anomaly scanMedical scan with referral. The anomaly scan will evaluate the anatomy of your baby. Brain, head, face, spine, heart, stomach, intestines, kidneys, bladder and limbs will be checked. The size of the baby will be measured, the placental position and the amniotic fluid will be assesed.
19 - 20 weeks
Medical scan with referralMedical scan with referral. A reason could arise when we may refer you for a medical scan at any time during your pregnancy. This can be to measure your baby’s growth, determine the position of the placenta, in case of bloodloss or any other medical reason.
Reassurance scanScan upon request. At Echo Amsterdam you can, besides the medical ultrasound scans, have a scan ‘for fun’ at any time during your pregnancy. We will check the general wellbeing of the baby and make beautiful images to take home.
4D HD Life scanScan upon request. At your 3D 4D scan you will have the chance to see your baby in real time. Watch your baby yawn, hiccup or wriggle around! Our technician will take the time to make beautiful images of your baby using the special 3D 4D function of our ultrasound equipment. Of course she will give you these very realistic images on a USB-stick to take home.
24 - 30 weeks
How does an ultrasound scan work?
A pregnancy ultrasound scan sends sound waves through your womb to create a visual image of your baby, placenta, and uterus, as well as other pelvic organs. It allows us to gather valuable information about the progress of your pregnancy and the health of your unborn child. During the scan high-frequency sound waves are being transmitted through your womb that bounce off your baby. A computer then translates the echoing sounds into video images that reveal your baby’s shape, position, and movements projected on the wall to allow you to visualise what’s happening inside you.
When is my first ultrasound
When is a vaginal/internal scan necessary?
Befroe 10 weeks of gestation, a scan is usually performed internally as the pregnancy is not visible with a normal scan via your belly. It can also happen that an internal scan is indicated later in pregnancy. For example when it’s needed to check if the placenta is inserted too close to the cevrix.
Is a scan covered by my health insurance?
Your health insurance covers three ultrasounds during the pregnancy: the dating scan in the first trimester, the anomaly scan at 20 weeks and a positioning scan at 35 weeks. Furthermore there could be a medical indication which allows you to have more ultrasounds, to check the growth or position of the baby. These ultrasounds will also be covered by you health insurance.
What are the costs of additional scans?
Your health insurance covers three ultrasounds during the pregnancy: the dating scan in the first trimester, the anomaly scan at 20 weeks and a positioning scan at 35 weeks. Furthermore there could be a medical indication which allows you to have more ultrasounds, to check the growth or position of the baby. These ultrasounds will also be covered by you health insurance. Additional scans upon requests are not covered by insurance.
|6 – 9 wks||Early scan||15 mins||€50|
|10 – 12 wks||Dating scan||15 mins||€0|
|12 wks||Combined screening test
nuchal scan & blood test (only performed in Amsterdam UMC location Vumc hospital)
|12 – 13 wks||Extended early scan||20 mins||€75|
|>14 wks||Gender scan||15 mins||€50|
|18 – 22 wks||Anomaly scan (20 weeks scan)||40 mins||€0|
|24+ wks||2D scan with referral:
– vaginal bloodloss
– growth (biometry)
– position of the placenta
– after a ECV (turning a breech baby)
|24+ wks||2D reassurance scan
– e.g. growth and/or amount of amniotic fluid
|24 – 30 wks||3D 4D HD-live scan
– incl. DVD & USB stick
When do I need a full bladder when I have a scan?
A full bladder will lift your uterus to make the pregnancy better visible when you do a scan from the abdomen. If you’ll have an internal scan, an empty bladder is better.
What is a 3D 4D Live babyscan?
Thanks to the wonders of new HD Live 4D ultrasound baby scan technology, you can now take a glimpse into the world of your unborn child. It gives you the chance to see your baby in minute detail and start bonding, even before he or she enters the world. You’ll get the chance to see your baby’s face in the tiniest detail, and you can also look at their delicate hands and feet. Watch them sleep peacefully, yawn, hiccup or wriggle around! It gives you the opportunity to meet your baby, and also provides reassurance that they are doing well and are in good health. You can also find out the gender, or choose to keep it a surprise. As part of the 3D/4D scan, you’ll receive a USB with high quality photo images and moving images with all the best moments of your scan to show friends and family. Additionally, a few pictures will be printed to frame at home. In the event of any noteworthy indicators, these will be reported to us and if necessary you will be referred for a follow-up.
What is the best time to book my 3D 4D Live scan?
A 3D 4D Live baby scan is best plan between 24 en 30 weeks of pregnancy. After the 30 weeks it will get harder to get a nice view of your baby as he/she will grow bigger and there will be less space.
Why aren't the scans at the midwife practice?
The highest quality and availability if scans is important to us. Therefor we only work with the newest ultrasound machines and most experienced ultrasound experts. They each make up to 500 scans a month to make sure your scan will have the best quality. Furthermore for your convenience Echo Amsterdam is open 7 days a week and 3 evenings a week.