What is the difference between 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound?
2D ultrasound provides the traditional black and white sonogram image of your unborn baby.
3D ultrasound is an actual three-dimensional color photograph
of your baby, showing vivid details such as facial features and movements.
4D ultrasound is an actual moving video-like image of your baby.
Are 3d/4d ultrasounds safe?
There are no scientific studies proving any harmful effects to this date. However, you should make sure that the facility you choose to get a 3d ultrasound by has technicians who have trained in a medical diagnostic ultrasound program.
Consult with your caregiver regarding any concerns you have about the safety of ultrasounds.
Will you be able to tell me the size of my baby?
Because this is an elective ultrasound, we do not measure.
Elective 3d/4d ultrasounds are strictly for your enjoyment. Prior to you having a 3d/4d ultrasound, you should be under the care of an ob-gyn, have had a full anatomical ultrasound and be receiving prenatal care.
How long does the ultrasound take?
It can take up to 30 minutes for the session. Keep in mind the baby is in control and will either be in an optimal position or not.
Will my insurance cover it?
No. Insurance companies do not cover elective ultrasounds.
What do I need to do to prepare for my 3d ultrasound session?
Drink 8 glasses of water daily prior to your appointment. Keeping yourself hydrated is very important. Drink 20 ounces of water and eat a light meal before your scheduled appointment.
When is the best time to get a 3d ultrasound?
The best time to get 3d ultrasounds is between 28-36 weeks. Any sooner the baby will look small and not have the greatest facial features.
How early can you determine a baby’s gender?
Gender can be determined as early as 15 weeks. Keep in mind some babies develop faster than others so you may want to wait until the fetus is at least 18 weeks or more.
Will my pictures look like the pictures on the website?
Every baby scans differently, depending on its gestational age, position, amount of fluid, placental location and mother’s body habitus. Because this is a special moment for you and your family, we make every effort to obtain the best possible images of your baby.
Do you give refunds?
We do not offer refunds but we will allow for another session at no additional charge if the first session is not successful.
Where are you located?
We are located in the city of Long Beach at 4134 Atlantic Ave. Suite 204 (corner of Atlantic and Cartagena)
We also have a mobile 3d/4d elective ultrasound service that will travel to your home or private event for your convenience. We service Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County but not limited to serving other counties.