What can I do to prepare for my session in order to get the best pictures possible?
After performing over 20,000 prenatal scans at our offices, we know that a baby's Amniotic Fluid level highly affects the results you'll receive in your 2D, 3D and 4D pictures. To prepare for your session, 2 to 3 days prior to your appointment, make sure you are drinking at least the recommended level of fluid . Most Doctors recommend drinking at least 12 glasses of water daily.
When should I come in for a 2D ultrasound?
2D Ultrasounds may be performed anytime after 15 weeks.
When is the ideal time for a 3D/4D Ultrasound?
We offer Live 3D/4D ultrasounds anytime after 15 weeks. Best results are normally achieved from 27-33 weeks. Generally this is the best time to get well defined features and a good amount of fetal movement. Most of the 3D/4D images on our site are taken between 27-32 weeks. As your due date nears, baby becomes a little crowded and therefore we suggest you schedule your visit before 35 weeks.
What is the difference between 2D and Live 3D/4D Ultrasound?
2D Ultrasound, most commonly called a regular or traditional ultrasound, uses sound waves to produce a flat image of the baby, seen from one angle. 3D Ultrasound waves make a sweeping motion which fills in the outline and produces a wonderful image of your baby's skin and surface features, such as the nose, eyes, lips and cheeks.
4D Ultrasound, commonly called Live 3D, is a 3D image that is continually updated allowing you the ability to see your baby's movement in real-time!
All Sneak Peek Ultrasound locations utilize state of art equipment which is capable of producing Digital 2D as well as incredible Live 3D/4D images, which are burned directly onto DVD for you!
Additionally, 2D and 3D still images are obtained throughout the session. You will receive printed photos as well as a Photo CD. All images are available for reprinting or sharing on the computer. Images are saved in the JPEG format.
Do I need a full bladder?
No. We want to make this experience as pleasurable as possible. We do recommend keeping yourself well hydrated for several days prior to your visit. We suggest you have at least 12 glasses of water each day. This is especially important in the week leading up to your appointment.
Moms may want to have some juice while in transit to your appointment to get your little one awake and ready for showtime!
Does the maternal size affect the quality of the image?
While the state-of-the-art equipment used by all of our locations does allow us to make adjustments, maternal size may be a factor.
Therefore, we make the following recommendations:
Small framed clients, 5'2" and under:
We want your little one to have room to move so we suggest 26-30 weeks for 3D/4D imaging.
Fuller figured clients:
For gender determination, we suggest being at least 18 weeks and 31-34 weeks for 3D/4D imaging.
If you have any questions as to what time may be best for your appointment don't hesitate to call the location you'll be visiting. We're happy to answer any questions you have.
Are your technicians trained?
Yes. All our technicians undergo extensive training and have backgrounds in OB/Gyn sonography. Our technicians are an elite group chosen for their ability, professionalism and courteousness. We understand what a special time in your life your pregnancy is and we are delighted to help facilitate your bond with your baby!
Can you determine the gender of my baby?
Our highly trained and skilled technicians will do their best to obtain a gender image of your baby. Some of our locations will provide gender determination from 15 weeks. We will not make a guess on your baby's gender. If we are unable to obtain a clear picture of the area you may always come back for a 2nd visit at no additional charge. We pride ourselves on the level of expertise and accuracy of our technicians.
What if I don't want to know my baby's gender?
No problem, just let our technician know your wishes and we will do our best to stay clear of any gender images! We don't want to spoil the fun for those who wish to wait!
Can I bring my family and friends?
Of course! We are here to help make your Sneak Peek experience as fun and memorable as possible for you and all those whom you wish to share this event with!
Can I really have all of my photos online?
Yes!! By creating a password protected gallery you can share some, or all, of your baby's photos online.
We want to make it easy for you to share this special experience with your friends and family wherever the internet is available!
Do I really get to have my entire session recorded onto DVD?
Yes!! Our 2D and all 3D/4D appointments have your entire session recorded directly onto DVD! We recognize the changes in the video market and offer our customers only the highest quality DVD media, on which we preserve your precious memories.
Do I need a Doctors referral?
We do require that each customer is under the prenatal care of a physician or midwife. Your information is kept confidential on file and will only be disclosed to your healthcare provider with your authorization. Our Ultrasounds should not be used in place of any care or procedures required by your physician.
Do I have to make an appointment?
Yes. Each location schedules appointments so that every customer can receive the same high quality service and attention that makes us the first choice in capturing your baby's 1st home video.
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard and ATM/Debit cards. Sneak Peek Ultrasound does not bill insurance.