Frequently Asked Questions

Gender at 14 weeks?

Yes our sonographers are UK qualified, HCPC regulated and have experience in scanning at this early stage in your pregnancy

What if I don't wish to know the gender of my baby?

Not a problem! Gender reveal is a free option on scans 14 weeks and over. Just let us know at the time of your scan. We can even keep it a secret for you to find out later with a heartbeat bear or confetti cannon. 

What is HCPC?

HCPC is the regulatory body of many health professions - radiographers being one.

The NMC is the midwives and nurse regulatory body and the GMC is for Doctors.

UK Qualified - is this important?

A lot of scanning studios have scan technicians who are not qualified and have never worked in hospital ultrasound departments.
At Insta-Scan we believe that only fully qualified UK trained obstetric sonographers can give you the piece of mind that is so important in pregnancy.

If you see or hear the term non-diagnostic then the people doing the scan are not qualified.
Would you take driving lessons off someone who had no license and had never had driving lessons themselves?

Where are we based?

We are located in Padiham, halfway between Blackburn and Burnley very close to  junctions 8, 9 and 10 of the M65.
We are close to Nelson Colne Hapton Clitheroe Whalley Barrowford Accrington Darwen Chorley Preston Skipton Gisburn and not too far from Bradford Bury and Bolton.