Will this 4D ultrasound take the place of an ultrasound that is ordered by my doctor?
No. Your session with Bella Baby 4D does not replace any element of your prenatal care. It is required that you are under the active care of a physician or midwife and that your provider is aware of and has no objection to your ultrasound session with Bella Baby 4D. You must have already undergone a medical diagnostic ultrasound ordered by your provider and conformation will be required. In our Texas office, we have a required form your doctor will need to sign
What is the best time during my pregnancy to have the 4D ultrasound session?
26-34 weeks is generally the best time but this depends on how you would like to see your baby. Before 26 weeks, you can see more of the baby at once. From 26-36 weeks, you will see more facial detail. You also have the option of coming in for two separate ultrasound sessions that can capture both stages.Â
Do I need an appointment?
Yes. You should try to schedule at least 3-5 weeks in advance. But you are always welcome to call for an appointment anytime.
How long will the appointment last?
The appointment times will vary and can last up to 30 minutes total depending on the package you choose. The minutes indicated on the packages are the actual number of minutes your baby will be viewed. Your session does not start until we are viewing the baby.
Can I invite my family and friends to attend the appointment?
Absolutely! This experience is for you and your loved ones.
Will you be able to tell me the sex of my baby?
In most cases the sex of the baby can be determined. In some cases, the baby may not cooperate for the session. Factors that affect the ability to determine sex include developmental stage and position of the baby. Â Gender Determination scans are repeated once for no charge. Â This is available after 16 weeks gestation.
Will I get beautiful pictures of my baby?
Usually, but sometimes the position of the baby will prevent it. Every baby and every scan is different and it cannot be guaranteed to meet everyone's expectations. Every effort will be made to obtain the best images possible of your baby. We will reschedule your session once at no additional cost if the sonographer is unable to view the baby and get any face pictures. Your prep instructions are VERY important in regards to getting the best 4d ultrasound. HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE> drink lots of water everyday before your appointment, to ensure you have enough amniotic fluid to get a clear ultrasound image
Do you accept insurance?
Because this is an elective ultrasound, it is not currently covered by insurance. Bella Baby 4D accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover, and cash payments. Checks are accepted in advance and must clear the bank prior to the scheduled session.