DO I NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes you do. We will set aside time just for you. Call early as we will do our very best to accommodate you with the best possible time to fit your schedule. We do ask if for any reason you will not be able to attend your appointment you would be kind enough to call us as someone may be able to utilize the time.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME DURING MY PREGNANCY TO HAVE A 3D/4D ULTRASOUND?
We want you to enjoy your ultrasound to the fullest and get the best possible images and video of your baby. We recommend that you have your 3D/4D Ultrasound between 26 and 30 weeks gestation. Your baby may blink their eyes, their mouth can yawn, they may suck their thumb, you may see little fingers and toes and maybe they will wave at you and play peek a boo. Kicks to your tummy can be captured on 4D.
DO I NEED TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
No you sure do not have to drink for this ultrasound. But it is a good idea to have a snack or something sweet to eat about half an hour before your appointment.
DO I NEED A REQUISITION FROM MY DOCTOR TO HAVE A 3D/4D ULTRASOUND?
No you do not need an order from your doctor. This appointment will be for enjoyment and entertainment. This is a non-diagnostic ultrasound and we will be focused on showing you your baby's face, movements, limbs, fingers, toes, expressions and the gender if you want to know and hearing your baby's heartbeat. There will not be a report sent to your doctor.
WILL MY PROVINCIAL HEALTH PLAN PAY FOR MY 3D/4D ULTRASOUND?
No, because this is for enjoyment you will have to pay for it, but it will be a fulfilling experience that you will treasure for a lifetime.
How long will I be at my appointment?
Your appointment will take about an hour. It usually includes about 30 minutes of viewing the baby and a short time for the sonographer to prepare your DVD and picture package. "Gender detection only" appointments will take about 10 to 15 minutes. These are approximate times as we do want you to be completely happy with your session and your images. Occasionally appointments may take a little longer, so we allot adequate time especially for you.
AM I PERMITTED TO BRING MY FRIENDS AND/OR FAMILY TO THE 3D/4D ULTRSOUND?
Absolutely!! This is a very special time and you should share it with your family if that is your wish. We are a family oriented clinic and we welcome your children and family.
WILL I HEAR MY BABY'S HEARTBEAT?
Yes you will surely hear that wonderful sound.
WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE GENDER OF MY BABY?
If you want to keep the gender of your baby a secret we will not scan those parts. Just be sure to tell the sonographer before the ultrasound begins. Your secret is safe with us.
WHO WILL PERFORM THE 3D/4D ULTRASOUND?
Your scan will be performed by our Certified Sonographer who has experience in obstetrics and is specially trained in 3D/4D Ultrasound.