FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are your ultrasounds covered by Insurance?
Insurance does not cover the costs of our Ultrasounds. Since this ultrasound is elective and is not intended to be a replacement for a complete diagnostic Ultrasound, you will need to pay the cost of this Ultrasound as an out of pocket expense. We accept cash, PayPal, Zelle, Visa, MasterCard, and debit cards.
Can I bring family and friends?
Yes. In fact, we encourage our clients to invite family and friends to attend the elective 4D Ultrasound session. This is a joyous and wonderful experience, one that can be shared with your family and loved ones. We can comfortably accommodate up to 5 people in addition to the mom. More than 5 guests may come with you but this gives you a general idea of the amount of seating in the room. We can work to accommodate others. Our seating is specifically arranged so that everyone in your party will have an excellent view of our large screen 4D images of the baby. Babies and children are also always welcome at our facility.
Does this take the place of an Ultrasound at my doctor's office?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Your ultrasound experience with us is strictly for entertainment purposes. Please note, at no time is this exam to be used in place of a complete diagnostic Ultrasound which is ordered by your obstetrician.
What is the difference between 3D and 4D ultrasound?
A 3d ultrasound is a static 3 dimensional image of your baby while 4D adds the dimension of time, allowing you to see your baby’s movements in real time. While you do go home with images of your baby (3D), the most incredible part of the experience is seeing your baby move inside your belly in real time. Watch as they smile, yawn and play with their toes.
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. Other factors, such as the baby facing the placenta or lack of amniotic fluid in front of the baby’s face, may affect the quality of the images. First, our sonographer’s will try repositioning the mom, asking her to walk around, etc. to see if we can obtain a better position. If we are unable to obtain images during the session, we will schedule a repeat scan on a weekday as deemed appropriate by the sonographer, allowing time for the baby to turn 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.
How far along should I be before I have a 4D/HD Ultrasound?
If you plan on having only one 4D Ultrasound examination, we would recommend having the ultrasound performed between the 26th and 32nd week of the pregnancy. However, excellent images of your baby can be obtained anytime after about 22 weeks of pregnancy. We schedule sessions up thru the end of the 36th week. While we can never guarantee the quality or number of images obtained, the odds of getting images do tend to go down past the 35th week due to the large size of the baby, less fluid in front of the face and other factors. Consider our “Ultimate Experience” investment if you would like to come in at any two given times during your pregnancy. Many mothers obtain more than one 4D Ultrasound and have images to enjoy from their second and third trimesters.
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. 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 we are unable to determine the sex of the baby, we will reschedule a quick peek return visit one week later at no additional cost. We will continue to offer this return visit until we can obtain an optimum view.
How much does it cost?
We have sessions to fit just about anyone's budget. Please refer to our PACKAGES section of the website for pricing.