3D/4D ultrasounds give expectant parents a closer look at their new little one. See a three-dimensional image of your baby (3D) or watch a live video (4D). Advanced imaging helps new parents observe developing features or capture special moments that will be cherished for a lifetime, like a tiny smile or yawn. 3D/4D ultrasounds also give our doctor a better look to identify health concerns or birth defects that may not show up on other types of imaging.
See your baby grow with one of our 3D/4D ultrasound packages. All sessions include black and white prints as well as digital copies sent to phone or email.
- See Me Grow package includes 2 sessions total, one at 10 and 20 weeks with 2D and 3D ultrasound. $60
- Boy or Girl package includes 1 scan at 14 weeks plus one repeat if gender isn’t visible on the first attempt. $50
- Now Then Wow package includes 3 sessions at 22 weeks and up that feature 2D, 3D, and 4D imaging. $150
- Starting to Look Like…? Package includes 1 session at 28 to 33 weeks with 2D, 3D, and 4D imaging. $60
- Combo offer includes See Me Grow and Now Then Wow packages. $190
3D/4D Ultrasounds Q & A
This all depends on what you are looking to see. Before 22 weeks, most babies still look like a “fetus”, not demonstrating many specific features, but still so exciting to see the baby growing and moving. Between 22 and 27 weeks, we can see the baby as a whole, with some small characteristics starting to form. Later, around 28 to 34 weeks we can see a more detailed face. Usually, the best time is between 28 and 32 weeks, when your baby has developed some fat so you can really start to see what he or she looks like! After 34 weeks, it can become more difficult to obtain good pictures since baby is running out of room. However, all babies are different and we have been successful in obtaining great images up to 39 weeks.
3D/4D images are best when you are hydrated. Please remember to drink plenty of water because good fluid levels are so very important in obtaining pictures of your baby. Drink plenty of water every day, not just the day of your appointment. Please eat or drink something naturally sugary or sweet 10-15 minutes before your session (unless you are under a diet restriction). This tends to wake baby up and give you a better chance for different views!
Usually, but not always. There are many factors that influence image quality, including fetal position, amount of amniotic fluid and amount of maternal tissue. We promise to make every effort to obtain the best possible pictures of your baby. If your baby remains “uncooperative” throughout your entire session, it may be necessary to repeat the scan at a later date when the position has changed. This is at the discretion of the sonographer and is of course, free of charge. We want our clients to be happy with your images and encourage you to share any concerns with us prior to leaving your session.
Ultrasound has been performed and studied for over 30 years during which time no evidence has shown any harm to baby or mother. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) officially states “No confirmed biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposure at intensities typical of present diagnostic ultrasound equipment have ever been reported.” Our practice abides by FDA guidelines regarding the recommend time limits for ultrasounds and scanning duration.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the ultrasound, insurance companies do not cover the cost of the imaging session as they are considered elective. Payment is expected at the time of your appointment. We accept cash, checks, debit cards, and credit cards. We also have gift certificates available.
Your friends and family members are always welcome. This appointment is for your pleasure.
Usually around 30 minutes, but plan to spend up to an hour in case your baby is uncooperative.