Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How far in advance should I book my 4D Ultrasound?
A. We perform our 4 D Ultrasound by appointment . By contacting us early, we can find a convenient time for yourself. For those who work during the week, we offer Saturday morning times especially for you. Please call in advance.
Q: Is there any preparation needed for my Ultrasound?
A. It is imperative for you to drink lots of water in days leading up to your 3D/4D Ultrasound. We recommend pregnant mother to be at least 6 to 8 glasses of water every day before the scan. This will help in optimal visualization.
Q. What is a 3D/4D ?
A. 4D Ultrasound add time or motion to a 3D image, its the result is a moving 3D images.
Q. How in advance should I schedule my appointment ?
A. Houston babies 4d ultrasound usually book up to two weeks in advance , we suggest for you to be al lease 15 weeks for a ultrasound.
Q: What is an elective prenatal ultrasound?
A. The ultrasound used to exam is not performed for abnormalities. A routine ultrasound examination must have already been performed to
assess the gestational age of the fetus and to evaluate for fetal anomalies as well as the basic components of fetal anatomy recommended for
Q: Does this take the place of an ultrasound at my doctor's office?
A. No ! Women seeking an elective prenatal ultrasound MUST 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 to
look for any other pregnancy related issues.
The issues that we are evaluating in the elective prenatal ultrasound session include a limited diagnostic scan to confirm heartbeat, the
number of babies in the pregnancy, the position of the baby, and the placental location. Please note, at no time is this exam to be used in
place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound.
Q: Is it safe?
A. Extensive studies over 20 years have found that ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby. Routine scanning of all
pregnancie is now normal throughout the United States. In 3D/4D scanning exactly the same type and intensity of ultrasound is used as with
conventional 2D scanning. 3D and 4D Ultrasound both utilize sound waves to look inside the body. The technology is similar to radar. A probe
placed on the body emits sound waves into the body, listens for the return echo and generates an image. 4D ultrasound will be similar to a
conventional scan in terms of exposure.
Q: Do I need an appointment?
Q: What will a 3D and 4D ultrasound session take in minutes?
A . 4D ultrasound session will last between 15 and 35 minutes. Overall, it will be about 35 minutes as we have to have some time to print pictures.
Q: How far along should I be before I have a 4D ultrasound?
A. If you plan on having only one 4D ultrasound examination, we would recommend having the examination performed between the 18th and 35th week
of the pregnancy. However, excellent images of your baby can be obtained anytime after about 22 weeks of pregnancy. Many mothers obtain more than
one 4D ultrasound and have images to enjoy from their second and third trimesters.
Q: Are images always beautiful of my baby pictures ?
A. Unfortunately there are no guarantees. There are things that are beyond our control. The babies position, the amount of amniotic fluid, and the
mothers body type. We have an experienced sonographer who is innovative and this rarely becomes a problem.
Q: Can I bring my family and friends?
Absolutely, this is a family event. The more the merrier. We do have somewhat limited space so if you are going to bring friends and/or family, please
call ahead so that we can make sure we can accommodate everyone. We accommodate up to 15 people.
Q: Are you able to tell the sex of the baby?
A. Yes, in most cases we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby. We can't however guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your
session. Certain factors such as body tissue content, developmental stage and fetal position all affect the ability to determine sex.
Q: Is the 4D ultrasound covered by Insurance?
A. This is an elective procedure so they do not cover it. We do accept Mastercard, Visa, and cash. We cannot accept personal checks.
$ Q: How much does it cost?
A. We have packages to fit just about anyone's budget. We continuously strive to provide the highest quality products and packages at the most
affordable costs. We always have special discounts so continue to visit our website or call us for details on our latest discounts.