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BABY ULTRASOUND Q+A
WHAT IS BETTER 3D OR 4D ULTRASOUND?
3D ultrasound is a 3 Dimensional image whereas 4D ultrasound is real-time movement in video form.
Both are awesome but we think it's extra special and exciting to see all the action your baby is making in your belly. Check out this smiley 4D ultrasound video to see what we mean!
IS 4D ULTRASOUND ACCURATE?
In short, the answer is yes! Of course, there may be a little distortion due to umbilical cord and placenta location but 4D ultrasounds are the most clear way you can see your baby while you're pregnant since you'll even be able to see their movement.
WHAT WEEK CAN YOU SEE A BABY IN AN ULTRASOUND?
You can see your baby's gestational sac at only 5 weeks pregnant!
The following week at 6 weeks you'll be able to see a fetal pole with a heart beat! In other words--the sweetest sound a new mama could hear!
HOW DO BABY ULTRASOUNDS WORK?
An ultrasound transducer send sound waves into the body that bounce back and create a digital image. Our state of the art programs allow the digital images to be analyzed which creates the clearest images of your precious little baby. This is how we can see body and facial features!
CAN TOO MANY ULTRASOUNDS HARM THE BABY?
Nope, no need to worry about your little one being harmed in any way. Ultrasound has been used for many years with no negative effects on babies. We’re here to support all families throughout your entire pregnancy. However, we always encourage families to do whatever feels right for them.
HOW MUCH DOES A 4D SCAN COST?
Our 4D ultrasound scans are priced affordably at only $129. We are so excited for you to experience seeing your baby!
CAN BABIES FEEL ULTRASOUND WAVES?
Babies can not feel ultrasound waves at all. They'll keep feeling just as comfy and snug in your belly while you take your peak at all their cuteness!
IS A 3D ULTRASOUND WORTH IT?
As a mother myself, I'd say, ABSOLUTELY. Pregnancy is such a special time and getting to see your baby's face is such a treat. Beyond this, our mission is to empower women during their pregnancy by capturing this time so that they can look back and remember how magical they are!
IS 24 WEEKS TOO EARLY FOR 3D ULTRASOUND?
Nope! We love all the ages & will be happy to support you at every age. It’s absolutely up to your personal preference at what gestational age you prefer to image your baby. View a 24 week pregnancy scan here!
WHAT WEEK SHOULD YOU GET A 4D ULTRASOUND?
You can get a 4D ultrasound at anytime! If you are hoping to see a certain kind of image of your little one check out these example scans from weeks 12-38 of pregnancy so you can find the best fit for you.
CAN YOU SEE IF YOUR BABY HAS HAIR IN AN ULTRASOUND?
Yes! We can see if your baby has hair on their head! Our ultrasound technology is so awesome we can even see their lashes!
HOW MANY MONTHS UNTIL YOU CAN TELL THE GENDER OF A BABY?
Gender can be determined as early as 7 weeks by blood test. We’re happy to be a Sneak Peak Clinical Partner so we can help with this! Otherwise, gender can be determined as early as 14 weeks by ultrasound.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A 4D ULTRASOUND?
The purpose of a 4D ultrasound is for parents to be able to see their precious babies before they're born. The 4D ultrasound experience is truly magical. Technology has advanced so much that it'll allow us to see clear images/real time movement inside! Families love bonding with their babies and capturing these timeless keepsakes.
IS 4D ULTRASOUND PAINFUL?
Nope! 4D ultrasounds aren't painful for mom or baby at all.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TAKE 4D ULTRASOUND PICTURES?
The best way to take 4D ultrasound pictures is to visit an experienced professional. Your job will be to follow our water prep by drinking 1 gallon of water everyday for 5 days before your appointment. On scan day have a sweet treat 30 minutes before so your baby will be nice and active!
CAN YOU GET A 4D SCAN WITHOUT FINDING OUT THE GENDER?
Yes! We’re great at keeping secrets if you don't want to find out the gender. We can even seal the gender in a separate envelope if you'd like.
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