Is Ultrasound safe?
The safety of ultrasound is best stated by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, American Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, and The American College of Radiology all of which have put forth the following statement: "No confirmed biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposure at intensities typical of present diagnostic ultrasound instruments have ever been reported. Although the possibility exists that such biological effects may be identified in the future, current data indicate that the benefits to patients of the prudent use of diagnostic ultrasound outweigh the risks, if any, that may be present."
Do I need to have a full bladder for a pregnancy ultrasound?
No. Please eat and drink normally.
Will my insurance pay for a 3D/4D or gender ultrasound?
No. 3D/4D and gender ultrasounds are not considered medically necessary and therefore are not billable to insurance.
What is the difference between 3D and 4D ultrasound?
A 3D ultrasound is a still image of the fetus. A 4D ultrasound captures movement of the fetus.
May I bring family and friends to my ultrasound?
Yes. We encourage you to bring your family to share this experience with you. If you plan on bringing small children we do suggest bringing a caregiver along.
Will I get pictures or a DVD?
Yes. You will receive many pictures and a DVD is provided as well.