4D ultrasound shows real-time movement of the baby. It captures different activities of the baby in incredible detail, such as yawning or sucking the thumb.
The picture quality depends mostly on the positioning of the baby. We can usually get good pictures of the face, but there are many factors that can reduce the image quality. The location of the placenta, positioning of the baby's hand or the umbilical cord.
It would depend on the package you select. The Mom and Baby Package is a 40 minute session. For the gender only it can take 10 - 15 minutes.
We have a maximum of 8 guests.
No, it is not necessary to have a full bladder or to be uncomfortable during the session. We do suggest something sweet. Sometimes this will help make your baby a little more active.
We can do the ultrasound after 20 weeks. However, we find the best pictures are usually better after 24 weeks up to 32 weeks. If you are carrying twins then you might want to come in before you reach 26 weeks. As the babies grow there is less room for them to move around therefore making it harder to get good pictures.
Yes, we can tell you the sex of your baby if you want to know. The sex is determined after 20 weeks. If we are unable to determine the sex of your baby, we will have you reschedule for another appointment at a later date at no extra charge.
If you do not want to know the gender then we do not show the genital area of the baby. You still will be able to view other parts of your baby and keep the gender a surprise.
If we are not able to get good pictures, depending on the session or package you have selected we may reschedule you for another appointment at a later date at no additional charge. If you are late in your pregnancy we will try for 15 - 20 minutes for pictures. If the baby is too big we will end the session and charge you the late gestation fee of $50.00.
No, 3D ultrasound uses the same ultrasound waves as 2D. Extensive studies have shown that an ultrasound has no harmful effects on mother or baby.