Difference between 3D and HD
3D images are the still images in the orange color that you see. It is the first generation of 3D.
HD images are the newest generation of 3D technology and is much more detailed. The coloring of the new HD is also closer to real life skin tones, like your are in the womb with them. The HD technology has only been available since 2012.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, all ultrasounds are done by appointment only. Same day appointments are sometimes available depending on schedule.
Is ultrasound safe?
Ultrasound has been around for over 35 years now and after many studies, there has been no indication of any negative impact or harmful effects to mother or baby. Our ultrasound machine is similar to the one used in your doctor’s office.
What is a 3D/4D/HD Ultrasound?
3 Dimensional (3D) ultrasound captures images of your unborn baby in color and 3 dimensions, not like the 2 dimensions in black and white that you have seen in the past. 4 Dimensional (4D) ultrasound takes 3D a step further and shows your baby moving in 3D. Sometimes you will see your baby moving and other times you will see him or her sucking their thumb or even look like they are dancing on the inside of your tummy.
How far along should I be?
When you want to schedule your ultrasound is a matter of choice for you. We can determine the gender of your baby any time after 14 weeks, but the Right time to see your baby with chubby cheeks is between 28 and 31 weeks, depending on your height and size before your pregnancy.
Who will perform my ultrasound?
Your ultrasound will be performed by an ultrasound technologist registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and who has over 22 years experience. She also has extensive training in 3D/4D ultrasound imaging with OB as her specialty.
Will my ultrasound be covered by insurance?
No, this is not a medical procedure. This is a fun and enjoyable time that lets you see your baby in the womb and get photographs and videos of this experience.