What is an elective prenatal ultrasound?
We offer elective 2D, 3D, 4D and 5D HD LIVE prenatal ultrasounds with the intent of offering expectant parents and their families the opportunity to see and bond with their unborn baby. We believe that seeing the realistic images of your baby and watching their movements, while still in the womb, allows families to establish a strong bond with the unborn baby.
Is it safe?
Diagnostic ultrasound has been in use for over 40 years. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has issued the following statement regarding the safety of ultrasound:
“There are no confirmed adverse biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposures from diagnostic ultrasound instruments. 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.”
What is the difference between 2D, 3D, 4D, & 5D HD LIVE?
2D is a black and white still image like you generally get at our doctor’s office. 3D images is like the photos you see displayed on a website or online images. As for 4D~Instead of just one 3D image after another, computers have been able to do this so quickly that we now can stream to you what your baby is doing LIVE in the womb; hence the 4th dimension (4D) is time. When purchasing a 3D/4D session with Babymoon Ultrasound Studio you will automatically see everything in both 3D and 4D. Your 4D-moving portion can actually be DVD recorded. You will have what baby was doing at that moment in time in mommy’s womb FOREVER.
HD (High Definition) is by far a much better version of the 3D/4D technology that has been available for the past decade.
HD (High Definition) is an extraordinary rendering method that generates amazingly realistic images of the baby and the surface tone is no longer in that bronze color, but more realistic to flesh. HD also allows us to manipulate the light source and generates images that the industry has never before been able to produce.
Does 3D/4D HD ultrasound take the place of an ultrasound at my doctor’s office?
No. Women seeking an elective prenatal ultrasound with our studio 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. Your ultrasound at our studio is completely elective and for the enjoyment and bonding experience for you and your baby. Please note, at no time is your ultrasound session at our facility to be used in place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound.
When is good time for an ultrasound?
Anytime is good for an imaging ultrasound, but you will see different things at different times. Many women choose to come in twice or more to see their baby at various stages (and we have specially discounted packages available for that reason).
After 15 weeks, we can accurately determine gender and you can see more of your baby at once and witness the amazing development already well underway.
Later, as babies build more fat, more facial features can be seen. More fat creates pudgy baby images, but the baby gets increasingly crowded at the end of term and may hide.
Between 24-27 weeks is a good time as facial features are starting to be more defined.
Between 28-32 is the BEST TIME if you’re only going to have one Ultrasound during your pregnancy because facial features are well defined and baby still has room to move around.
Between 33-36 weeks is still a great time if baby “cooperates”, but there is increased crowding in the womb making it more challenging to get specific desired pictures.
Are you able to tell the gender of my baby?
Yes, in most cases we can determine the gender of your baby with 100% accuracy. We can’t however guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. On rare occasions certain factors such as mom’s hydration, body tissue content, fetal developmental stage and position all affect the ability to determine the gender. If there is any uncertainty as to the gender of your baby, we will invite you back for another visit “on us”.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, appointments are necessary for all of our services.
Do I need a full bladder?
No. However, we do recommend keeping your body hydrated several days before your visit. Water, not soda, gets the best results
Make sure you drink PLENTY of fluids during the days leading up to your appointment (as you should already be doing!). This will help with your baby’s amniotic fluid levels. We suggest at least 32 ounces each day. Water and juice … not soda or anything with caffeine.