Frequently Asked Questions
Are you able to tell the sex of the baby?
Yes (if desired), in most cases we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby. We cannot however guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. Certain factors such as body tissue content, developmental stage and fetal position can affect the ability to determine sex. Although rare, if we are unable to determine the gender, you will not be charge for the visit and we will reschedule another appointment if you wish.
Will I always get a great image of my baby?
Usually, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee that the images will be ideal. Sometimes the baby is not in the ideal position for optimal pictures, or there is not enough fluid around the face. Other factors that may prevent optimal pictures are advanced gestational age and maternal obesity.
What is an Elective Prenatal 3D/4D Ultrasound?
Elective ultrasounds are designed to provide a positive bonding experience for expectant mothers and their families. Baby Bumps requires that a medical, diagnostic ultrasound be performed by your OB physician before enjoying your elective 3D/4D experience.
When is the best time to have a 3D/4D Ultrasound?
The ideal time to have a 3D/4D ultrasound is between 24 and 32 weeks. Prior to 24 weeks, babies usually don’t have enough fat and tend not to have that ideal baby look. Typically 27 to 28 weeks is considered the ideal time because the baby has some fat and still has plenty of room to move about the womb. After 32 weeks, the baby really starts gaining weight and can be difficult to see. Additionally the baby may be facing the spine, and although that is the ideal birthing position, it makes the face more difficult to image.
Are 3D/4D Ultrasounds safe?
Ultrasounds have been studied extensively for over 35 years. Research has shown that they cause no known harmful effects on the mother or the fetus. Your 3D/4D ultrasound session utilizes the same type of ultrasound as a conventional 2D scan performed in your doctor’s office.
Is there any preparation for an elective 3D/4D ultrasound?
We recommend that all clients hydrate 3-4 days prior to their appointment. Being well hydrated can aid in the amount of amniotic fluid and may result in better images. We also recommend having a full bladder at the time of your appointment.
Is the 3D/4D Ultrasound covered by insurance?
Since this is an elective, non-medical ultrasound it is not covered by insurance. This is in no way diagnostic and is not intended to replace the ultrasound done at your OB office. We accept payment in the form of cash, Mastercard, Visa and Discover.
Can I bring friends and family to my appointment?
Yes, of course! Our facility encourages friends and family to attend your session. We want everyone important to you to be able to enjoy this most special bonding opportunity.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, appointments are necessary for all of our services.
Can this type of Ultrasound take the place of an Ultrasound done at my doctor’s office?
Absolutely not! Baby Bumps is an elective, non-diagnostic ultrasound and will in no way replace a diagnostic scan done at an OB office. We require that women opting to have an elective 3D/4D ultrasound be under the care of an OB physician and must have already undergone a medical, diagnostic ultrasound.