FAQ’s- Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about 3D/4D ultrasound
What is 3D and 4D Ultrasound?
3D ultrasound utilizes computer technology to configure 2D into a 3D image. 4D ultrasound adds time to the spatial, meaning you can see these images almost instantaneously (real time 3D).
When should I have this done?
3D/4D images are best obtained between 28-32 weeks of pregnancy for singleton pregnancies and 24-27 weeks for twin pregnancies.
Will I be guaranteed a clear picture of my baby’s face?
Unfortunately there are no guarantees. We are usually able to get a beautiful view of the baby’s face; however, depending on the baby’s position, fluid, placental location and other maternal factors it may not always be possible.
Is this covered by insurance?
No. This is elective and therefore your insurance company will not be billed. Payment in full is due at the time of service. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards.
Does this replace my regular ultrasound?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! You must have current prenatal care and your routine diagnostic ultrasound before we can schedule your 3D/4D ultrasound.
Is this safe?
Extensive studies have confirmed the safety of ultrasound for the mother and baby. 3D/4D ultrasound uses the same ultrasound energy and intensity as 2D ultrasound and is just as safe.
Are you able to tell the sex of the baby?
In most cases we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby; we can’t however guarantee the baby’s cooperation during your session.
Can I bring family and friends?
Yes! This is a special family event; however room space limitations allow only three additional individuals.
This experience will be provided for you utilizing excellent and the most advanced equipment available. Our sonography technicians are fully certified and experienced.
This ultrasound is not diagnostic and is not intended to replace necessary diagnostic ultrasounds and obstetric care. No attempts will be made to evaluate abnormalities and no measurements will be taken. The images provided are solely for your enjoyment.