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FAQs

Sonogram Facts and Info:

Best time to have 3D/4D Ultrasound

Most 3D & 4D ultrasounds are done between 24 and 34 weeks. Prior to 24 weeks, babies have not started putting on brown fat so they won't have the "Gerber Baby" look. Around 27 to 28 weeks is usually considered the ideal time, because the baby does have some fat and still has plenty of room to move. After 34 weeks, the baby begins to get a little squished and may be facing the spine, which is the position for birth.
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  • How safe is 3D/4D ultrasound?

    Ultrasound has been a routine practice in prenatal care throughout the U.S. It has been studied for over 35 years, and has been shown to cause no harm to either mother or baby. Your 3D/4D ultrasound session utilizes the same type of ultrasound as a regular 2D scan performed in your doctor's office.

  • When is the best time to have a 3D/4D Sonogram?

    Anytime between the 18 th and 34 th week of pregnancy. All of our member facilities have specific guidelines that they follow to obtain the best images. Please call your facility to find out more information about the best time in your pregnancy to come in for your session.

  • Do I need to set up an appointment?

    Yes, all of our facilities require that you make an appointment.

  • How much does a 3D/4D Sonogram cost, and is it covered under my insurance plan?

    Unfortunately, because this is an elective procedure it is not covered under any type of insurance plan. All of our member facilities have packages to fit most budgets. Prices range from $100-$250 dollars depending on which package you choose. Please call your facility to find out the different prices and packages that are available.

  • Are you able to tell the sex of the baby?

    Yes (if desired), 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.

  • Can I bring friends and family to my appointment?

    Yes, all of our facilities allow friends and family to attend your session. Please check with your local facility to find out how many guests may attend.