Frequently Asked Questions
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Are masks required at the appointment?
No, masks are no longer required.
Can I bring my families and friends?
Yes, we encourage the invitation of family and friends to join you in this special experience. We allow up to 6 additional guests to join you at your appointment. All ages are welcome.
Does this replace my current OBGYN visits?
No, this does not replace ultrasound visits with your prenatal care provider. Our services are strictly elective and clients must be under the care of a primary physician. This service should never replace a diagnostic ultrasound performed by your doctor.
What if I do not want to find out gender of my baby?
That is wonderful! We will do our best to stay clear of the lower area of baby. If your baby is in a "showy" mood, we will have you look away until we are able to get a better picture of your baby without showing you anything. If you would like us to put your baby's gender in an envelope, please let us know at the start of your appointment.
What is 3D, 4D, and Virtual HD Imaging?
3D is a still picture of the baby, while 4D takes into account live motion. With 4D, a number of shots are taken continuously and this shows real time imagery of your child. 4D is a live view of the baby moving. Virtual HD imaging, is a cutting edge technology, which utilizes an internal light source and produces a high-definition, realistic, view of your baby.
Is 3D/4D ultrasound safe for my baby?
In over 30 years of scientific studies there have been no cases of side effects from this type of service. We use the same frequency in our scans as your current 2D OBGYN ultrasound. Our machines are of top quality and frequently used in the industry.
What determines picture quality?
We have certified and registered ultrasound technicians that will take all the necessary steps to try and get the best images possible. There are several factors that influence the clarity of the images; fetal position, maternal tissues, fetal activity, and gestational development. Due to these factors, we cannot guarantee the clarity of the images we capture.
How much water should I drink and do I need to have a full bladder? What about food? Can I eat before I come?
Drinking the physician recommended eight 8 ounce glasses (64 ounces) of water daily throughout your pregnancy is most important to help with the clarity of the images of your baby and will benefit the health of your pregnancy as well. Drink your water throughout the day. Not all at once. You do not need to have a full bladder. The goal is for Mommy to be very well hydrated and it is visibly obvious in the clarity of the fluid.
If you have not been good about drinking water, start now and set your appointment ahead to allow at least 1 week of time as this often helps. You may eat before you come. Just remember you will be in a reclined or even flat position so do what is most comfortable for you. Sometimes drinking cold juice just before coming in may waken a sleeping baby so that his movement will enable us to get different angles.