What is the difference between 3D, 4D and HD Live ultrasound?
A 3D ultrasound basically refers to the photo of your baby taken as a 3 dimensional image instead of the original black and white 2D ultrasound picture most people are used to seeing. 4D ultrasound, adding the dimension of time, is essentially many 3D photos taken one after the other creating a video or movie which is what you watch when you are in your session. Basically 3D ultrasound is the photo and 4D ultrasound is the video you see when you are having your ultrasound. HD Live is the newest technology in 3D/4D imagery. HD Live provides you with the most detailed and realistic images of your baby.
Do elective prenatal ultrasound scans take the place of an ultrasound at a doctor’s office?
No, ultrasound scans taken at B.B. Precious definitely do not take the place of an ultrasound at your doctor’s office. Prior to coming into our office for an elective prenatal ultrasound, you must already be seeing a healthcare provider for prenatal care and have already undergone a medical, diagnostic ultrasound ordered by your provider to confirm due dates, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues.
Do ultrasound scanning present any risk to me or my baby?
Extensive studies over 30 years have found that ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby. In 3D/4D scanning, the same type and intensity of ultrasound is used as with conventional 2D scanning. 3D/4D Ultrasound both utilize sound waves to look inside the body. The technology is similar to radar. A probe placed on the body emits sound waves into the body, listens for the return echo and generates an image. 4D ultrasound will be similar to a conventional scan in terms of exposure. Many women often have multiple ultrasounds during their pregnancy with no negative effect on the baby or themselves.
Will the images of my baby always come out clear and beautiful?
Because our main focus is to provide you a treasured bonding experience with your baby, our sonographers will always try their best to get the clearest and most beautiful images. However, because there are so many factors beyond our control, we cannot guarantee all images will come out perfect. The baby’s position, the amount of amniotic fluid, and the mother’s body type all have an effect on how the images come out. Our experienced sonographers will try different methods with the mother to try to get the best possible images.
Will I be able to bring family and friends?
Having a baby is a joyous and celebratory occasion. We want you to enjoy this experience as much as possible. If that means having your loved ones by your side, then by all means we want you to invite them and share in this special occasion.