We have some exciting news! We're teaming up with See Your Baby, a brand new private midwifery and ultrasound clinic in Leicester.
Midwife Katie Adams who you may recognise from previously helping to run Miracle In Progress in Shepshed, has opened up her very own scan clinic offering a variety of packages and services, perfect for those thinking about starting a family and those who have already commenced their journey. She will be joined by sonographer Laura Pearson, also a former staff member of Miracle In Progress.
And here they are.. Headshots aren't usually my area of expertise but I quite enjoyed doing something a little different in the studio!
Those who know me, I'm sure you will know I'm very particular with who I collaborate with. I wouldn't ever recommend a brand or company who I haven't used myself and loved. So unless I've had a personal experience, we're not teaming up. I first met these lovely ladies when I just found out I was pregnant, Laura scanned me first at 6 weeks for the early reassurance scan, but my baby wasn't playing ball and she couldn't be seen on screen. Of course as a first time Mum this panicked me, but Laura was so kind and told me she could see everything else was okay and she could see the fetal pole so she wasn't concerned. It was very reassuring to hear and I was invited back a week later at 7 weeks, where I first saw my little blob on screen and heard the heartbeat for the first time. Which of course made me tear up.
Then at 15 weeks I was scanned by Katie for the gender reveal. I needed it to be kept a secret due to having a gender reveal party with my family the next day, so she was very discreet, flicking the ultrasound back to a normal screen for our view when she was checking the gender to ensure we didn't get any spoilers. She then wrote this on a piece of card in a sealed envelope and it was obviously correct. (Read about our gender reveal here). I then saw Katie again at 31 weeks for a 4D scan, my little lady wasn't happy about being scanned and went into hiding, but instead of sending me away disappointed Katie got me to do some movements and wobbled my tummy until my baby could be seen. This took up quite a bit of time but I didn't ever feel like it was an inconvenience which I loved about the service.
So as I've used both of these talented ladies twice myself, and knowing they will spend time and effort to guarantee a memorable experience is why I was more than happy to collaborate when Katie approached me a couple of months ago. I couldn't recommend them enough so I'm proud to work alongside them. Here's the scan images from my lovely experiences with them. The 4D one is very accurate when comparing side by side, don't you think?!
So how can See Your Baby support your pregnancy? The pregnancy clinic offer a wide range of midwifery services and scanning opportunities. Their fully qualified staff ensure you and your baby’s safety is paramount, using only the finest of ultrasonic equipment that is maintained and tailored to provide only the best images.
Katie and her team are always on hand to give the upmost reassurance at any point of your pregnancy. Their experience in early pregnancy scanning allows you to see your baby from as early as 6 weeks. The first hospital scan isn't until 12-14 weeks so it's a long long wait to know everything is okay from first finding out you're pregnant, I know I couldn't hav