Qualified NHS Sonographers at Take a Peek


The best possible care from our NHS sonographers
Here at Take a Peek, our NHS sonographers understand that the magic, excitement and nerves of parenthood begin long before your baby’s arrival. Getting scans of your little one snuggled in the womb can be a major part of the pregnancy journey: they allow you to glimpse those features for the first time, discover the gender so you can start choosing adorable clothes, bond with your cheeky little thumb-sucker or wriggly dancer, and all-importantly, receive the reassurance you crave that everything is developing as it should be.
Because these scans are so important, you need to know that they are being carried out to the highest standards by true professionals. All our scans are performed by fully qualified and highly experienced NHS sonographers, Leigh, Sharon and Nicky, who all own Take a Peek together, so you can have absolute confidence in our care. .

Our Qualified NHS Sonographers
Leigh is a highly experienced sonographer, having earned her Diploma of the College of Radiographers in 1990 (Salford University) and a BSc (Hons) in 1993. Following those, she received her Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound in 1997 (from Liverpool University). Leigh is a member of the British Medical Ultrasound Society, as well as the Society of Radiographers. She is HPC registered.
Nicky is an experienced Midwife Sonographer with particular expertise of the third trimester, and she can advise expecting mums about all aspects of maternity health. She has a Diploma HE which she gained in 1997, and a BA Hons in Midwifery from John Moore’s University in June 2002. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound (2005) from Liverpool University. Nicky is registered with the UKCC NMC and is a member of the Royal College of Midwives.
Sharon’s expertise makes her ideally placed to advise on complex cases. Her qualifications include Diploma of the College of Radiographers in 1991 (Liverpool University), and Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound in 1999 (Lancaster University). Sharon is a member of the Society of Radiographers. She is HPC registered.
As qualified NHS sonographers, we have the advantage that our ongoing work in the NHS enables us to stay completely up to date with the latest developments in the field.

The scans
Whether you opt for a 3D image or a 4D moving video to take away and cherish, you get more than a souvenir: at each scan, we will talk you through your baby’s progress and development.
Some parents like to have a scan as early as 7 weeks, to see their little jellybean’s brand new heartbeat. Later on, at 12 weeks, we can identify important developmental milestones, and you’ll have the kind of picture that all your friends, aunties and colleagues will actually recognise as a baby! From 16 weeks, we can reliably identify the gender of the baby, and we can continue to assess the baby’s development throughout the second and third trimester.
These are precious moments, and with our expertise as qualified NHS sonographers, you are in the best possible hands.