Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that you may have questions about what to expect during your ultrasound experience, the safety of our procedures, and how to prepare for your appointment. We've compiled this list of common inquiries to provide you with clear and concise answers.
We are committed to making your ultrasound experience as informative and enjoyable as possible. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team.
What is the difference between 3D ultrasound and 4D ultrasound?
3D is a still image while 4D adds the dimension of motion so it looks like a video. Additionally, HD LIVE shows a little more realism and features with more lifetime movement!
Is 3D and 4D ultrasound safe for me and my baby?
3D and 4D ultrasound use the same frequency as your doctor uses in the normal 2D ultrasound. Ultrasounds have been used for over 40 years and there have been no proven side effects from its proper use. We strictly adhere to the FDA's standards.
When is the best time to have a 3D/4D ultrasound?
That depends on what you are looking to see. Many mothers like coming in twice, early on, 14-26 weeks, when they can see the baby as a whole or to determine gender, and then again at 25-34 weeks to see a more detailed face. Between 28 and 32 weeks, your baby develops more fat and gets a more defined face. After 32 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 labor and delivery!
How can I be sure to get the best possible 3D/4D pictures?
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 like the baby's position, the mother's skin type and build, amount of amniotic fluid, etc.
What should I do prior to the 3D/4D appointment?
Drink plenty of water even several days before your appointment to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear. About a half hour before your 3D/4D ultrasound scan, try to drink cold water or a fruit juice so that your baby will be awake during your session (unless you are told not to by your physician).
How good are you at determining the sex of the baby?
At 13 weeks we can determine the gender with a very high accuracy. If you are over 13 weeks and the gender can not be seen, we invite you back for a weekday return appointment and we will rescan you for free within the next 14 days. The need for a return visit is usually due to the baby's position. As it is out of our control of how your baby is positioned we can only offer one free session. We are very patient and will try our best to get the baby's gender the first time. Keep in mind, even if you are 1 DAY before the 13 weeks, we will not guarantee gender confirmation.
Do you accept insurance?
No, we do not accept insurance because this is an elective procedure.
What is your facility like?
We pride ourselves on being an inviting, relaxing, comfortable, and spacious environment for you and your family.