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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.

What is your facility like?

We pride ourselves on being an inviting, relaxing, comfortable, and spacious environment for you and your family.

Is 3D and 4D ultrasound safe for my baby and me?

3D and 4D ultrasound 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.

How good are you at determining the sex of the baby?

At 14 weeks, we can determine the gender with very high accuracy. If you are over 14 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.

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, 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 34 weeks, it becomes more challenging to obtain good pictures since the baby runs out of the room. However, all babies are different, and we have successfully got great images for up to 39 weeks.

Do you accept insurance?

No, we do not accept insurance because this is an elective procedure.

How long is the 3D/4D ultrasound session?

Depending on the ultrasound package that you select, your session will last between 10 and 25 minutes. However, plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour at our studio so that we can send you home with memories to last a lifetime. 

What should I do before 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 fruit juice so that your baby will be awake during your session (unless you are told not to by your physician).

How can I be sure to get the best possible 3D/4D pictures?

Most doctors recommend maintaining 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.

When do I get my 3D/4D pictures and videos?

Less than 5 minutes after your session has ended.

How can I pay for the ultrasound?

We currently accept major credit/debit cards and cash.

Do our family and friends welcome to join?

Yes! We encourage you to bring your friends and family to share this special moment with you. Children are also welcome. At our location, our ultrasound room can comfortably seat ten plus people and up to 25 with advance notice.

Will my doctor be contacted about the 3d/4d ultrasound?

We do not contact your doctor before the scan since this is an elective procedure. We do require, however, that you currently are under prenatal care, and if you have any concerns, you should ask your doctor. Ultrasound technicians, in general, cannot make a diagnosis.