FAQ about ultrasound and pregnancy

Read the most frequently asked questions below

Can ultrasound harm my baby?

Routine ultrasound examinations of fetuses have been done globally for many years, and no harmful effects have been proven. Ultrasound is sound waves generating an echo. At Spire we follow the guidelines set by Dansk Føtal Medicinsk Selskab and ISUOG

How early in my pregnancy can I have an ultrasound examination?

At Spire we start at week 6+0. If we take a peek earlier it is often impossible to see the fetus or the heartbeat. In our opinion that only creates unnecessary anxiety.

What if I can't find a booking that suits me?

Contact us: info@minspire.dk or phone +45 82303013. We are flexible and will do our best to find a solution.

How often should I feel my baby move?

Many women start to feel the baby after week 20, some even earlier. But before week 24 it is perfectly normal if the movements are not regular or you simply haven’t felt anything at all. After week 24 you should feel your baby on a daily basis. Many cases of reduced movements are due to the fact that the baby has turned and is kicking into the placenta or other areas where you can’t feel it as much. Bare in mind that every baby is different and the same goes for their moving pattern!

If you notice a significant change in the way your baby moves you should always be seen by your obstetrician.

Can I park by the clinic?

Yes, the first 2 hours are free on most roads surrounding the clinic. Don’t forget to set your parking disc! Read about parking in Frederiksberg here. We reccomend reading the parking signs before you leave your car.

Why do I have to pay more if I'm expecting twins?

When there are 2 or more babies the scan will take longer. We spend double the amount of time on a twin scan, but we have a twin discount so you don’t get charged double!

Who can accompany me for my scan?

We know that it is a big deal to get to see the baby before it’s born. Partners, family, friends and children are welcome here! If you bring very young children we reccomend that you also bring someone who can entertain them if they get restless. This way you can focus on your scanning experience.

Do you still have questions? We would love to hear from you!

If you don’t see your questions answered in the FAQ you can e-mail us: info@minspire.dk or call us: +4582303013

At Spire you will meet a professional team of sonographers. We do all types of pregnancy scans including 3D and 4D. We have the latest equipment ensuring great looking images with all scans.

We are registered with the Danish Patient Safety Authority.