1. What is Ultrasound?
Answer: Ultrasound is a non-invasive, and painless exam that produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound images are captured in real-time, so they are able to show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs.
2. How does Ultrasound work?
Answer: Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer and ultrasound gel that gets placed directly on the skin. Sound waves are transmitted from the transducer, through the gel, and into the body. The transducer collects the sound waves that bounced back and a computer then uses those sound waves to generate an image
3. Is Ultrasound Safe?
Answer: Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation, so there is no radiation exposure to the patient or baby. Over 30 years of extensive research have proven that ultrasound does cause any harm to mother and baby when done by a medically trained professional such as your physician or an ultrasound technician.
4. What is the difference between 3D and 4D?
Answer: 3D only comes with images. In 4D you will see your baby move in real time aka video. You will see your baby’s facial features as well as his/hers first movements.
5. How early can I confirm my baby’s gender?
Answer: As early as 6 weeks via our Sneak Peek Gender DNA Test or as early as 13 weeks via ultrasound.
6. When is the best time to schedule my 3D/4D ultrasound?
Answer: We recommend when you’re between 26-32 weeks.
7. How many people can accompany me to my appointment?
Answer: As many as you like. The more the merrier! Your children are also welcome.
8. How many photos come in my session?
Answer: It varies and depends on the package you receive. It can range from 3-12 photos with anywhere between 20-60 digital images.
9. Is the heartbeat already included in the plush toy?
Answer: Yes! Keep your baby’s heartbeat forever with one of our plush toys.
10. How early can I get an ultrasound?
Answer: As early as 5 weeks.
11. What is your cancelation/ rescheduling policy?
Answer: We have a 10 minute grace period. If you arrive outside of our grace period you are subject to a rescheduling fee of $25.00. If you cancel outside of our 48 hour cancelation policy you are subject to a $25.00 fee on your next booking. If you no-show to your appointment, you are subject to a $25.00 fee on your next booking.
12. What do you recommend before scheduling my appointment?
Answer: For our blood draws, we recommend you drink at least 30 oz of water 30 minutes before your appointment.
For your 3D/4D ultrasound we recommend you book your appointment when you’re between 26-32 weeks, choose a time where your baby is most active, and drink at least 80 oz of water every day for two weeks prior to your appointment. The day of your appointment bring ice cold water with you and eat protein 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
For all our expecting mothers 16 weeks and below we ask that you come with a full bladder. Drink 30 oz of water 30 minutes prior to your appointment.