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Is ultrasound safe?
Yes. Many years of research has found that
ultrasound is not harmful to mother or baby.
When is the best time to
have my 3D/4D ultrasound?
The best time to see kicks, movement and the baby
from head to toe is 16-26 weeks. As baby grows and
gains weight the facial features like chubby cheeks,
button noses, smiles, thumb sucking, facial
expressions, and movement can be seen best at 27-34
What can I do to get the best
pictures of my baby?
The optimal time for the Sonographer to get the best
images of your precious baby is between 26-34 weeks.
The baby can been seen at any time during a
pregnancy, however the best images are taken during
this time. We also recommend that you are well
hydrated. Drink plenty of water for 2-3 days prior
to your exam. This will ensure that your amniotic
fluid levels are adequate. We have found that
keeping well hydrated has greatly improved the
clarity of your ultrasound images. Another good tip
for awake babies that are ready to play. Have a
snack or drink something sweet. This will give your
baby energy to move, kick, stretch, and smile. You
know your baby best, so anything that you have
discovered that wakes your baby up and gets them
moving is helpful.
Will I always get great
images of my baby?
At Precious Image we will do our best to provide the
best images of your baby. Things like babyís
position, facing down toward your spine. The baby
facing the placenta and lack of amniotic fluid in
front of the face can make sneaking a peek at baby's
face more challenging. In the end, the baby is in
charge of how much we see. We canít guarantee
cooperation from your baby, but we can guarantee
that we will do our best to provide you a great
bonding experience with your baby. And with our
guarantee if we canít see we will scan again for
Do I need a doctorís order
No. This is an elective ultrasound for the purpose
of bonding with your baby. It is not required or
ordered by your doctor so insurance and flex
spending will not cover this type of ultrasound. Our
3D/4D ultrasound session DOES NOT take the place of
your diagnostic ultrasound. That exam is ordered and
performed by your doctor. You must be seeking
prenatal care and have had a diagnostic ultrasound
by your doctor to confirm due date, and confirm that
there are no concerns with your baby before we can
do your 3D/4D ultrasound
What is an elective
An ELECTIVE prenatal ultrasound is performed by your
choice for the purpose of bonding with your baby. It
is NOT ordered by your doctor, not covered by
insurance, and DOES NOT give any diagnostic
information. Precious Image offers elective
What is the difference
between 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasound?
2D imaging is the standard 2 dimensional
ultrasound used by your doctor for the use of
diagnosing and monitoring your baby. We use 2D
ultrasound to listen to babyís heart beat and to
determine gender. This is the most accurate way to
see if your baby is a boy or girl.
3D imaging adds an extra layer to the
standard 2D imaging which creates 3 dimensional
images of your baby. This allows us to see the
babyís features like the chubby cheeks, and sweet
4D imaging creates a live video feed of your
baby moving in 3D. This is how we can see baby move,
stretch, yawn, and smile.