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. HD Live, the newest technology is now available and can be added to your 3D and 4D session.
What is your facility like?
We pride ourselves on being an inviting, relaxing, comfortable, and spacious environment for you and your family. We are also located in an up-scale retail location rather than sterile looking office buildings.
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 35 years and there have been no proven side effects from its proper use.
Do you accept insurance?
No, we do not accept insurance because this is an elective procedure.
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, 15-26 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 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 39 weeks. Fuller figured women should wait until 32 weeks to see facial features of their baby.
How good are you at determining the sex of the baby?
At 15 weeks we can determine the gender with a accuracy of 99.9%. If you are over 15 weeks and the gender can not be seen, we invite you back for a 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.
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. We recommend drinking 64-80 ounces of water everyday 5 days prior to your session.
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 a fruit juice so that your baby will be awake during your session (unless you are told not to by your physician).
How long is the 3D/4D ultrasound session?
Depending on the ultrasound package that you select, your session will last between 10 and 30 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 life time. It is best to arrive a few minutes early to fill out our paperwork.
Are 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 welcomed. At our Morrisville, NC location our ultrasound room can comfortably seat 10 plus people, but more are welcome if they would like to stand and watch.
How can I pay for the ultrasound?
We currently accept major credit/debit cards and cash.
When do I get my 3D/4D pictures and videos?
Less than 5 minutes after your session has ended.
Will my doctor be contacted about the 3D/4D ultrasound?
We do not contact your doctor prior to the session as this is an elective procedure. We do require you be under the care of a physician or midwife and address any concerns you may have with them.
If client is 15 minutes or more late you may be asked to reschedule your appointment time. There will be a $25.00 fee added as this time was blocked for you.
Not every baby scans the same and image quality is dependent on many factors. We do NOT offer refunds even if we are unable to obtain any images of your baby.We do however offer one free re scan with in 2 weeks to come back and try again. Most times we are able to obtain pictures the second time. In a very small percentage of cases if baby is still not cooperating the client can come back for a $35.00 fee.
HD LIVE PRICING- Includes 3D and 4D
$ 10 for the gender package
$ 10 for late term
$ 15 for the Intro
$ 15 for the Silver
FREE for Baby Beats, Gold, and Platinum packages