Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is an Ultrasound?

There are a certain range of sound frequencies that our ears can hear. When a sound frequency is higher than that our ears cannot hear it. This is called Ultrasound. These ultrasound waves are use to create an image.

What is 3D/4D Ultrasound?

This is a very advanced version of ultrasound which is used to watch a baby in the womb like a real person. You may see the baby sucking their thumb, smiling, crying and doing various activities which you otherwise would never be able to see in womb. Still pictures are 3 dimensional and live viewing or DVD recording is 4 dimensional.

What kind of Ultrasound equipment do you use to perform the 4D Ultrasounds?

This is a very advanced version of ultrasound which is used to watch a baby in the womb like a real person. You may see the baby sucking their thumb, smiling, crying and doing various activities which you otherwise would never be able to see in womb. Still pictures are 3 dimensional and live viewing or DVD recording is 4 dimensional.

Is there any radiation in it?

No. Sound waves have no radiation.

Is it safe for the baby?

Yes. No significant risk has been identified with the use of diagnostic ultrasound in humans.

Is the 3D/4D Ultrasound covered by Insurance?

At this point, insurance does not cover the costs of our Ultrasounds. Since this is an elective procedure and is not intended to be a replacement for your doctor ordered Ultrasound, you will need to pay the cost of this Ultrasound as an out of pocket expense. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and debit cards.

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What is the best time to have a 3D/4D ultrasound?

Between 16 to 20 weeks is the best time to see the entire baby. 18 weeks or after is good for gender determination. Facial features are better seen between 25 – 30 weeks. Chances of seeing face after 30 weeks become less if baby is facing down.

Are you able to tell the sex of the baby?

Yes, in most cases we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby anytime after 18 weeks. We can't however guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. Certain factors such as body tissue content, developmental stage and fetal position all affect the ability to determine sex. If your baby will not let us see gender, a free repeat scan in one to two weeks will usually succeed because the baby has turned to a favorable position.

How long does the 3D Ultrasound take?

Depending on the package you choose, the 3D Ultrasound session will last between 5 and 30 minutes but may be more.

Do I still need to see a doctor?

Yes. You are required to visit a doctor and have a diagnostic medical ultrasound of your fetus. Our 3D services are purely for entertainment. We provide non-diagnostic ultrasound. A diagnostic medical ultrasound exam will determine the proper development of the fetus and check for any anomalies.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, appointments are necessary for all of our services.

How much does it cost?

We have packages to fit just about anyone’s budget. Please refer to the PACKAGES of the website for pricing.

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Can I bring my family and friends?

Yes. In fact, we encourage our clients to invite family and friends to attend the elective 3D/4D Ultrasound session. This is a joyous and wonderful experience, one that can be shared with your family and loved ones.

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Can I bring children to my ultrasound session?

Children and siblings are always welcome. This is a fun and exciting time for kids and the realistic images of “their” baby help make the pregnancy more real to them.

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Will I always get a beautiful picture of my baby?

Usually, but not always. Sometimes if the baby is persistently looking face down, i.e. towards your spine it may be difficult to see the baby's face. If this happens, a free repeat scan in one to two weeks will usually succeed because the baby has turned to a favorable position. We make no promises that the images will be similar to those you might have seen elsewhere or even from our clinic, or that we can always meet everyone's expectations. Every baby scans differently, depending on its gestational age, position, amount of fluid, and mother's condition. We promise to make every effort to obtain the best possible images of whatever parts of the baby that can be seen.

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