We do not contact your doctor prior to the scan, since this is an elective procedure. If we do see something wrong during the scan, we will contact your doctor and send over a report. Please note that ultrasound technicians in general cannot determine a full diagnosis.
Less than 5 minutes after your session has ended.
We currently accept all major credit/debit cards and cash.
Yes! We encourage you to bring your friends and family to share this special moment with you. Children are also welcome, and we provide them with plenty of toys and books to keep the entertained. At most of our locations, our ultrasound room can comfortably seat 10 or more people (more are welcome if they would like to stand and watch). The ultrasound is projected onto a Flat Screen T.V. so that everyone is able to see with ease.
Depending on the ultrasound package that you select, your session will last between 25 and 45 minutes. However, plan on spending an hour at our studio so that we can send you home with memories to last a life time. It is best to arrive a few minutes early to fill out some paperwork.
Drink plenty of water, even days before the appointment, to ensure that your amniotic fluid is clear. About a half hour before your 3D/4D ultrasound scan, try to drink a fruit juice so that your baby will be awake during your session (unless you are told not to by your physician).
Most doctors recommend maintaining a healthy fluid intake, especially while you are pregnant. This will help to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear as well as full. There are many things out of the sonographer’s control, such as the baby’s position, the mother’s skin type and build and the amount of amniotic fluid.
At 18 weeks, we can determine the gender with a very high accuracy. If you are over 18 weeks and the gender still cannot be determined, we will invite you back for a free weekday return appointment within the next 14 days. The need for a return visit is usually due to the baby’s position.
No, we do not accept insurance since this is an elective procedure.
That depends on what you are looking to see. Many mothers like coming in twice – early on (18-26 weeks), when they can see the baby as a whole, and then again at 26-34 weeks to see a more detailed face. Between 28 and 32 weeks, your baby develops more fat and gets a more defined face. After 34 weeks, it becomes more and more difficult to obtain good pictures since the baby is running out of room. However, all babies are different and we have been successful in obtaining great images all the way up to 39 weeks.
3D and 4D ultrasounds use the same frequency as your doctor uses in the normal 2D ultrasound. Ultrasounds have been used for over 35 years and there have been no proven side effects from its proper use. We strictly adhere to the FDA’s standards.
We pride ourselves on being an inviting, relaxing, comfortable, and spacious environment for you and your family. We are also located in a up-scale retail location, rather than sterile looking office building.
3D is a still image, while 4D adds the dimension of motion so it looks like a video.
*In addition, we do require you to be under prenatal care during your visit. If you have any concerns, please ask your doctor.