FAQ's - BB 3D Ultrasound Studio
Does this take the place of an ultrasound from my doctor?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Women seeking an elective prenatal ultrasound with Beautiful Beginnings 3D Imaging must already be receiving treatment with a healthcare provider for prenatal care and have already undergone a medical, diagnostic ultrasound ordered by their provider to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and/or to look for any other pregnancy related issues. Our employees are not responsible to provide any diagnostic scans to confirm heartbeat, the number of babies in the pregnancy, the position of the baby or the placental location.
Is the 3D/4D Ultrasound covered by Insurance?
NO. Since 3D/4D Ultrasounds is an elective ultrasound, and not something that is required for your care, insurance companies do not cover this ultrasound session. Therefore, this will be an out of pocket expense.
When is the best time for a 3D/4D ultrasound?
We can determine gender as early as 16 weeks. 3D images can start as early as 27 weeks although the best images are usually captured after the 28th week. We offer multiple session packages so you can see the growth of your baby over the span of your pregnancy.
What are the hours of operation?
We are open 6 days a week. Monday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We are closed on Sunday. We are flexible and can also tailor our hours around your needs.
Is there anything I can do to improve my sonogram pictures?
Yes, make sure you drink plenty of water throughout your pregnancy. 1 hour before coming in for your appointment please eat a high calorie meal and ½ hour before drink a bottle of water or juice. Please bring snacks just in case baby is sleeping and needs sugar to be woken up.
Does your facility use certified ultrasound technologists?
All of our techs are Registered Certified Sonographers in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The owner of our facility also taught at a well known Ultrasound School and constantly trains, monitors and reviews our ultrasound employees work at all times. Our owner also regularly attends Ultrasound Seminars across the country to stay ahead of new advances in the ultrasound field.
How long will my appointment take?
Depending on the package you choose, the Ultrasound session will last between 10 to 20 minutes.
Are 3D images always good photos?
Although sometimes the positioning of your baby can make it more difficult to get that perfect picture, our experience in ultrasound will help increase the chances for the best imaging possible. All of our skilled sonographers have an abundance of experience in detailed obstetrical scanning. Please notify the technician within the first 5 minutes if you like the images.
Is ultrasound safe?
This is probably the most important question to ask. Ultrasound has been used safely in obstetrics since the 1950s. There have been no confirmed adverse biological effects to mothers or their babies caused by exposure from ultrasound instruments. However, it is critical that an experienced certified sonographer does your ultrasound and that you feel comfortable with the knowledge and expertise of the facility that's providing the service. Many women have multiple ultrasounds during their pregnancy with no negative effect on the baby. Many women experience High Risk pregnancies and it is not at all unusual for them to have weekly ultrasounds late in their pregnancies. We also had 3d ultrasounds with our 2 children and regularly perform 3d ultrasounds for many family and friends.
What is the difference between 3D & 4D images compared to the 2D?
The 2D (2 dimensional) image is the flat black and white picture that looks like an outline or skeletal image of your baby that you get at your diagnostic ultrasound. The 3D (3 dimensional) image will look more realistic, like a detail photograph of your baby. The 4D (4 dimensional) uses the 3D technology to view your baby in "live motion" like a video.
Can I bring my family?
We encourage you to bring your family and friends to share this magical moment with you while everyone watches the “Newest Star” on our large flat screen T.V.
What Ultrasound equipment do you use to perform the 4D Ultrasounds?
We use the state of the art GE Voluson 730 PRO to complete all ultrasound examinations. The GE Voluson 730 Expert has been seen in GE television commercials and many printed articles from around the world. This machine is the best 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound. Please note, many organizations claim to use "state-of-the-art" equipment, when in fact they use older or inferior technology.
Do I need an appointment?
Please call for an appointment so we can set aside a specific time slot so we can give you our full undivided attention. However, walk-ins are always welcome although we cannot control how long you might have to wait. We welcome and encourage you to come and inspect our studio anytime when comparing other studio’s. Please note that we require 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment.