FAQ


This Baby’s Premiere 3D/4D Ultrasound FAQ section will hopefully answer all of your questions. If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact us at (201) 880-5006 or e-mail us at babyspremiereultrasound@gmail.com.

Will I always get beautiful pictures of my baby?

Usually, but not always. Sometimes if the baby is persistently looking face down, i.e. towards your spine it may be difficult to see the baby’s face. We make no promises that the images will be similar to those you might have seen elsewhere or even from our clinic, or that we can always meet everyone’s expectations. Every baby scans differently, depending on its gestational age, position, amount of fluid, and mother’s condition. We promise to make every effort to obtain the best possible images of whatever parts of the baby that can be seen. If we are unable to get favorable pictures & we feel that we may be able to at a later time, we will have you come back for a limited, free follow-up visit (must be scheduled within two weeks from original appointment.) This is at the sole discretion of the sonographer. If we are still unable to obtain favorable pictures after the follow-up, each additional follow-up visit will be charged a session fee of $25 + tax. Please note: The free re-scan does not apply on special promotion packages.  Return to Top

Will Baby’s Premiere be able to tell if my baby is a boy or a girl?

Our staff of certified sonographers take great pride in being able to accurately identify the gender of your baby if you are at least 15 weeks. There are instances when fetal position may not allow proper visualization to adequately make that determination. When this happens you will be invited back free of charge for limited gender check. With our advanced 3D/4D ultrasound technology and Baby’s Premiere’s exceptionally experienced sonographers we can accurately know the sex of your baby (if desired) and be able to plan accordingly before he/she is born! Our sonographers are also great at keeping secrets if you do not desire to know your baby’s gender. Return to Top

What type of preparation does Baby’s Premiere require for my elective 3D/4D Ultrasound session?

While we do not require you to drink 40 ounces of water before your session, it is beneficial to keep yourself well hydrated for pregnancy in general. A reasonably full bladder is beneficial with ultrasound as the beam travels better through fluids than tissue and thus enhances the images we see of your baby in many cases. Also, if you are in your later months the fluid filled bladder will push up the baby’s head up and out of mom’s pelvis so we get better images. Return to Top

Does Baby’s Premiere require a scheduled appointment?

Yes. We require all of our elective 3D/4D ultrasound sessions to be scheduled in advance.  You must be under prenatal care by a physician/midwife, OR you may bring in a previous ultrasound picture which we will photocopy and place in your file. If you are unable to supply us with either one of these documents please call us and we can discuss other forms that can be used. Return to Top

What type of 3D/4D Ultrasound Equipment does Baby’s Premiere use?

Baby’s Premiere believes in only using the finest technology available. Baby’s Premiere currently uses a Medison Accuvix XQ Live 3D/4D Ultrasound Machine. This is a leader in 3D/4D ultrasound imaging technology. No longer will you ever have to wonder whom your baby will look like until he/she is born. Return to Top

Are Baby’s Premiere 3D/4D Sonographers Certified?

Baby’s Premiere believes in only using certified experienced sonographers. Come let our highly qualified staff create for you a bonding experience in the miracle of life, as you have never seen before! Baby’s Premiere sonographers experience in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Return to Top

What is the best time of my pregnancy to schedule my elective prenatal 3D/4D Ultrasound at Baby’s Premiere?

Many women using Baby’s Premiere’s elective services like the idea of chronicling their pregnancy and come in as early as 15 weeks for gender determination, as long as the first ultrasound was completed. Once in the middle of the pregnancy to take a peek and once again between 28 – 35 weeks when the best results for the 3D/4D ultrasound images can be obtained. If you are choosing to come only once, Baby’s Premiere recommends that you come after 29 weeks when your baby has developed some layers of fat and still has adequate amniotic fluid to surround him/her. Before this time your baby will still have a very skeletal appearance. However, many moms and dads can’t wait that long to find out the gender of their baby and usually come once early for gender and once later to see whom their little one is going to look like. Baby’s Premiere acknowledges our repeat moms with special discounts. At Baby’s Premiere we try our hardest to get the best pictures we can, unfortunately the size of the mother can sometimes make it difficult to visualize the baby. If you are full figured, we recommend to come in between the 31st and 35th weeks of pregnancy. Return to Top

 

How do I prepare for my upcoming 3D/4D Ultrasound Appointment?

There are a few tips to help you get the most out of your ultrasound experience:

  • Tip # 1: In order to obtain clear images, our sound waves travel through fluid. Drinking water is the absolute best thing you can do to help prepare for your appointment! It’s best to double your water intake the entire week before and week of your ultrasound appointment. It won’t help as much to only drink water the day of your appointment. If you are in the early stages of your pregnancy, we ask that you arrive with a full bladder which will provide better visualization of the baby. Clients that are 24 weeks or more do not need to have a full bladder for their 3D/4D appointment.
  • Tip #2: For clients 21+ weeks with no dietary restrictions, we recommend having a light, sugary snack or drink before coming in, such as fruit or orange juice. We don?t recommend having a heavy meal right before. All babies are different and some babies can even be found sleeping right after a sugary snack however, it may help if your baby seems to be extra calm the day of your appointment. Our clients often try eating bananas, berries, watermelon, cherries, pomegranates, chocolate and/or chipped ice before their appointments.
  • Tip #3: Relax and do some light walking prior to your ultrasound as this may help get the baby to change his or her position, especially if they seem to be very calm the day of your appointment.
  • Tip #4: Ask your doctor about the position of your baby’s placenta. If the placenta is anterior then the best time to come for face shots is 28-30 weeks.  Return to Top

Please note: If your baby is up against the placenta or the side of the uterus, it tends to be more difficult to get face shots. Our technician’s will try different techniques to help get clearer images. Other factors that cannot be changed that may prevent our sonographer from obtaining clear images are murky amniotic fluid or excessive fat tissue however, clear images are not impossible in these situations.

 

I have an anterior placenta, will I still get good images of my baby?

An anterior placenta is when your placenta is attached to the front wall of the uterus and is a completely normal place for it to implant and develop. However, clear images are very dependent on your baby’s position. If your baby is snuggling up against the placenta, facing toward your spine, or to the side of the uterus, no matter the location of the placenta, it tends to be more difficult to get face shots. Our technician’s will try different techniques to help the baby move around and get clear images. We see many clients with anterior placenta and sometimes we are able to scan around the placenta. We capture better images when baby is head down in cephalic position. Some images may show the placenta but we do our best to capture as much of baby’s face as we can!

  • Other factors that cannot be changed that may prevent our sonographer from obtaining clear images are hands and/or feet in front of the face, murky amniotic fluid or excessive fat tissue however, clear images are not impossible in these situations!
  • Every baby scans differently, depending on its gestational age, position, amount of fluid, and mother’s condition. We promise to make every effort to obtain the best possible images of whatever parts of the baby that can be seen!

Tip: Ask your doctor about the position of your baby’s placenta. If the placenta is anterior then the best time to come for face shots is 26-30 weeks. It is also best to come when you know baby is in cephalic position (head down). Return to Top