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Ultrasound Pregnancy Scan

2D, 4D & HD Private Baby Scans St Helens

The baby scanning experts in the North West.
Early dating scans from 6 weeks 

CQC inspected and rated good

We are the baby scanning experts.

Take A Peek 3D are St.Helens first and only diagnostic baby 2D 4D and HD scanning centre. We're one of only 62 ultrasound clinics in the whole of the UK to be rated GOOD by the CQC.  Take a Peek baby scans is just off the East Lancs Road; ideally located for Wigan, Leigh, Widnes, Ormskirk, Southport, Blackburn, Chorley, Preston, Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool. We feel our prices are competitive, fair and reflect the quality of care we provide through our diagnostic 3D/4D baby scans.  Quite simply, we know we are the best at what we do. 


Our Scans

8 week early scan

Early Scan

From 6 weeks. A scan to see how many weeks pregnant you are, check for a yolk sac, heartbeat and estimate your due date. Incl : 2 prints

We also offer early pregnancy scans for those ladies who are bleeding, have had previous miscarriages who are not able to access their local EPAU



4D HD baby scan

4D/HD Scans

From 14 weeks. The best time to come is 28 to 32 weeks. Scan includes a 2D growth check plus a 4D/HD combined scan. Includes 2 glossy colour photos that you may select yourself.

Complimentary/confirmation of sexing if required. 

USB and VIP packages available



14 week baby sexing scan

2D Early Sexing Scan

From 14 wks in 2D.  A sexing scan to check the early development of baby.

Incl 2 thermal b/w prints.

Free sneaky peek in 4D.

Add-ons include: gift boxed gender reveal balloons, confetti and powder cannons, heartbeat beat bears. 

Gift wrapping of bears.



pelvic scan

Fertility/Pelvic Scan 

A transvaginal scan of the pelvis to assess the uterus and ovaries. 

Follicle tracking and endometrial thickness for fertility, coil placement for lost IUDs and assessment of general pelvic health

You do not need a GP referral for this scan, you may self refer



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Blood Test- Gender or NIPT

From 6 weeks for gender and from 10 weeks for advanced NIPT.

Appointments are on a Tuesday for your blood test which are then sent away the same day. You can receive your results directly or we can receive them on your behalf



2D ultrasound

2D Express Scan

A short reassurance scan in 2D to check for a heartbeat, check baby's position and sex baby if required.



Girl or Boy??
BlueorPink Gender Blood Test

For those ladies who would like to know the gender of their baby from 6 weeks.

This is a simple blood test done at Take A Peek which is then sent away to reveal the gender of baby with 99.99% accuracy.

Our lovely Midwife Nikki takes a simple blood test in a clinical environment to reduce contamination and ensure accuracy of results. The sample is sent off and you receive your results directly as early as 72hrs from when the lab receives the sample. We are the only company outside of London offering this UK based service, ensuring you get your results more quickly.

This test will ONLY tell you the sex of baby and does not look at the chromosome make up or at baby's health.

This can be combined with an early scan to ensure you are at least 6 weeks when your blood test is performed.
£115 blood test
£175 blood test and early dating scan

We also offer a combined NIPT blood test for prenatal chromosome screening, This is performed from 10 weeks £300

We offer this service on a Tuesday. Ring us on 01744 610417 for more information and to book. If there is no availability on-line, please ring us to book

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We offer dating scans from 6 weeks, sexing scans at 14 weeks and a range of 4D/HD scans during your pregnancy. We now also offer scans of the pelvis for fertility, coil position, ovarian cyst and general pelvic health. You can be safe in the knowledge that here at Take A Peek we are all fully qualified, medically trained Sonographers, the primary purpose is to provide the highest quality ultrasound service in a safe, calm and caring environment.

You may bring whomever you like to accompany you to your scan. We have four chairs in the scan room, additional guests may stand. Younger guests are welcome too.

We have a free car park around the back of the premises for your convenience.

We can welcome customers in to Take A Peek in a safe and controlled environment. There are still measures in place to keep both our staff and visitors safe and we ask that you take advice from our receptionists on arrival as to how to keep you safe during your time with us.

We are Leigh, Sharon and Nicky. We jointly own and run Take a Peek. We are an diagnostic independent scanning clinic and take great pride in operating a personal relaxing family orientated service for you and your family.

We guarantee you will be scanned by one of the UK qualified Sonographer owners, either Nicky, Sharon or Leigh. As you are scanned by one of the owners we can ensure the scan is of the highest quality.

Take A Peek is registered, and therefore licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission. Click on the link for our latest report from the CQC - report.  For more information, visit

Check your scan is performed by a qualified sonographer, at a clinic with a good CQC rating.

The three of us maintain the quality of our service by providing you with the sort of service we ourselves would hope to receive in the same circumstances. We all still work in the NHS to maintain our skills and keep up to date with changes in the profession. Our aim is to provide a relaxing stress free environment in which you and your friends and family can come and meet baby.

Between us we have over 55 years obstetric ultrasound experience!

If you at any time feel you need to contact us to express concerns or questions about your scan experience, we will be happy to discuss any concerns or queries you may have. You can either ring us directly on 01744 610417 and ask to speak to Nicola Gibb, or email us at


Please see our separate drop down tabs for information on privacy, booking and chaperone policies.

Our Receptionists Lynsey and Lisa will be happy to take your calls and book you an appointment, they can advise you on the best time to come for your scan. They will help to answer any questions you may have about your scan.

CQC inspected and rated good

What your visit involves


On your arrival, our Receptionist will ask you to complete a consent form and select your scan package.

Once you have handed your paperwork to us, you can make yourself comfy in our spacious waiting room. You will then be taken into our scan room by either  Sharon, Leigh or Nicky for your scan. You may bring friends and family members with you who are very welcome to join you in the scan room. 

We have a flat screen TV mounted on the wall so you can clearly see the scan

Your scan

You will then lie on the examination couch and you can then watch baby on the large flat screen TV mounted on the wall in front of you. We can show you how baby is lying and you can hear baby's heartbeat.

Depending on the package chosen, we can then see what your little one is up to and see their features and expressions. 

We will also measure baby to ensure they are growing properly.

If you have chosen a heartbeat bear, we record the heartbeat onto a module to be placed inside the bear of your choice.


After your scan, you will be asked to have a seat back in the waiting room, while we print out your images and depending on your package, prepare your report, USB or any extras you have chosen.

If you have chosen a 4D/HD package, you will be able to select your own pictures for printing.

if you would like any extra items such as a heartbeat bear, confetti cannon, reveal balloon, extra images, key-rings or framed pictures, we can get these ready for you to take away

Show off

That's it! You can go home and show off your scans to your friends and family!

We will print your images, get your bear, confettli cannon, frames, USB, keyrings etc ready for you so you can take them away with you on the day.

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