What is 3D/4D Ultrasound?
3D ultrasound shows a three-dimensional picture of your baby, and 4D gives the added dimension of time, allowing you to see your baby's movements. In other words, you will be watching a live-action video of your child in the womb. Unlike medical diagnostic 2D ultrasound, 3D/4D ultrasound allows you to see surface structures of your baby, giving a more realistic view. 3D/4D ultrasound is not used for diagnostic purposes. It is used to promote the bonding experience between mother, father and baby, and allow siblings and grandparents to share a sense of closeness with your baby.
How much does it cost and will my insurance cover it?
The cost of your Prenatal Portrait Package is $150. Insurance does not pay for 3D/4D ultrasound because it is not a medical diagnostic procedure. We request payment at the time of service. For your convenience we accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.
What is included in the Prenatal Portrait Package?
- 15-30 minute ultrasound scan time
- a CD of 3D portraits and 4D video clips
- 3D images on thermal paper
What is the best time to schedule my 3D/4D portrait?
An image taken at 28-32 weeks will yield the best results. Keep in mind that at this age, your baby is too big to appear all in one image. Instead of full-body shots, we take close-up pictures of specific parts.
Will I get the perfect picture?
Please understand that image quality may vary depending on your size and weight, your baby's position, placenta location, and amount of amniotic fluid. We can't guarantee that we'll be able to obtain an ideal image of your baby.
How should I prepare for my 3D/4D portrait session?
- Drink plenty of water for a few days before your appointment to assure plenty of clear amniotic fluid, enhancing baby's image.
- You do not need to have a full bladder for the ultrasound.
- You may bring up to 5 guests to view your baby's portrait session.
Please note. . .
This ultrasound portrait is available only if you are currently under the care of a physician for your pregnancy. We require that you have completed a medical diagnostic ultrasound exam to screen for fetal anomalies before you have this scan.
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