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.

What is an elective 3D/4D ultrasound?

What is the best time in my pregnancy to visit Baby’s Premiere?

Will I always get beautiful pictures of my baby?

What is a complimentary follow up visit?

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

Can I still come if I don’t want to know my baby’s gender?

Does Baby’s Premiere require a scheduled appointment?

Can I bring my friends and family?

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

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

What are some factors that determine the clarity of the images?

What do I bring with me to my 3D/4D Ultrasound Appointment?

I am expecting twins, do you charge extra?

Does this replace my doctor’s visits or doctor’s ultrasound?

Do I need a release form from my doctor?

Do you accept insurance?

What happens if my baby is uncooperative?

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

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

What are your late arrival, cancellation, and reschedule policies?

Do you offer any discounts on your packages?

Do you have gift cards available?

I know a lot of pregnant woman! Do you have a referral program?

What is an elective 3D/4D ultrasound?

Baby’s Premiere believes that their 3D/4D elective ultrasound sessions are very beneficial in the bonding process and should be a part of every woman’s pregnancy experience! An elective 3D/4D ultrasound is a non-diagnostic ultrasound scan that will provide more detail than a traditional 2D black and white ultrasound. Our ultrasound sessions allow moms, dads, and families to view and bond with the baby before the birth. You will be able to watch your baby move, suck their thumb, wiggle their fingers and toes, and more. We do not replace any ultrasounds ordered from your physician. A routine ultrasound examination at a medical facility should have already been performed to assess the gestational age of the fetus and to evaluate for fetal abnormalities as recommended for screening during your pregnancy. We do not use our 3D/4D technology to asses any baby’s health. Extensive studies have shown that 3D/4D ultrasounds are safe and cause no bio-effects or pose any risk to your baby. Ultrasound uses sound waves, not radiation, a concern many clients have. Ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harmful bio effects to mother or baby.

What is the best time in my pregnancy to visit 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, 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. You must be seen by a medical professional for your current pregnancy prior to your ultrasound at Baby’s Premiere Studio and have had your first initial ultrasound completed. While we do not require a release form from your doctor to have a 3D/4D ultrasound, we do ask you to bring proof of your first ultrasound (ie: image showing your name and the date). You will need to provide your current physician’s contact information including name, address, and phone number. If you are choosing to come only once, Baby’s Premiere recommends that you come after 29 weeks but before 25 weeks, when your baby has developed some layers of fat and still has adequate amniotic fluid to surround him/her. Before the 29th week, your baby may still have a very skeletal appearance on 3D/4D ultrasound. However, many moms and dads can’t wait that long to find out the gender of their baby or get a sneak peak 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. 

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 welcome you back for a limited, complimentary follow-up visit.

What is a complimentary follow up visit?

Complimentary follow up appointments are at the discretion of the sonographer. We will try to avoid this but sometimes it is unavoidable if your baby is not in an optimal position for viewing. Some common reasons for a re-do appointment include: Breach baby, Mommy ate a meal within a few hours of the appointment and the baby is asleep and will not move, or Mommy is dehydrated. These sessions must scheduled within 2 weeks of the original appointment for a weekday.  After 2 weeks, you will receive a returning discount on a new package. If we are still unable to obtain favorable pictures after the your complimentary follow up visit, each additional follow-up visit will be charged a session fee of $25 + tax. Please note: The complimentary follow up appointments are not included with special, promotional packages. 

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

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 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. While there are times we can see the gender as early as 13 weeks, there are still instances when fetal development at 13 weeks or fetal position at 13+ weeks may not allow proper visualization to adequately make that determination. Please note, accuracy is greater after 17+ weeks.Any early gender determination should always be confirmed with a doctor later in the pregnancy during the recommended time frame for gender determination (19+ weeks). If the gender determination is not possible on the day of your visit, you will be invited back free of charge for limited gender check within 2 weeks. At anytime during the pregnancy, we can not guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. For clients coming in for gender determination who are less than 19 weeks, please scheduled your visit at least 3 weeks in advance of your gender reveal. Our sonographers are great at keeping secrets: if you do not desire to know your baby’s gender let your technician know the day of your appointment. We recommend the 2D Gender Only Package for clients who wish to get the gender in an envelope the day of their visit. After you find out your baby’s gender, you can always come back later for a full 3D/4D viewing of the baby.

Can I still come if I don’t want to know my baby’s gender?

Of course! We have many moms and dads who do not want to know baby’s gender until they are born. You can still enjoy seeing your baby’s face on 3D/4D ultrasound. For moms and dads who do not want to know their baby’s gender, we ask that you visit us when the baby is 28+ weeks so we can only focus on the upper body.

Does Baby’s Premiere require a scheduled appointment?

Yes. We require all of our elective 3D/4D ultrasound sessions to be scheduled in advance. We are open by appointment only and do not accept walk ins however, there may be same day appointments available so do not hesitate to call us or book your appointment online. You can check our online calendar the same day to see our openings and book your appointment online using our easy to use system. All booking reservations require a credit card to be used to reserve your time or leave a deposit (applicable on some packages). For clients coming in for gender determination who are less than 17 weeks, please scheduled your visit at least 3 weeks in advance of your gender reveal. 

Can I bring my friends and family?

Yes! You may bring up to 15 friends or family members to attend the ultrasound session. Please check out the ‘Our Studio’ page to see photos of our room. When you book your appointment, please let us know how many people you will be bringing with you. You are welcome to bring children.

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

We do not require much preparation, other than to arrive relaxed and excited to see your baby in 3D/4D! However, in order to obtain clear images on ultrasound, our sound waves travel through fluid. Drinking water is the absolute best thing you can do to help prepare for your appointment! It is beneficial to keep yourself well hydrated for pregnancy in general. 

If you are in the early stages of your pregnancy, we ask that you arrive with a reasonably 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. 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 your appointment, or within 4 hours prior to your appointment. 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. Ask your doctor about the position of your baby’s placenta. If the placenta is anterior then the best time to come for face photographs is 28-30 weeks. It is also best to come when you know baby is in cephalic position (head down). 

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 photographs. 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 between 28-30 weeks. Some images may show the placenta but we do our best to capture as much of baby’s face as we can!

What are some factors that determine the clarity of the images?

At Baby’s Premiere we try our hardest to get the best pictures we can! 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! Some factors that cannot be changed that may prevent our sonographer from obtaining clear images are an anterior placenta, a dehydrated mom, the babys position, hands and/or feet in front of the face during the session, developmental stage, murky amniotic fluid, or the mother’s body tissues/excessive fat tissue, not enough fluid around baby after 35+ weeks. However, clear images are not impossible in these situations! If you are full figured woman, we recommend to come in between the 31st and 35th weeks of pregnancy. 

What do I bring with me to my 3D/4D Ultrasound Appointment?

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete the required paperwork. Since we require that our clients are under current prenatal care of a medical professional, we ask for proof of the first initial ultrasound. When you come in for your appointment please bring a copy of your first ultrasound image with your name and date. You can bring documentation of a Dr.’s appointment or written approval from your Dr. or Midwife.

I am expecting twins, do you charge extra?

For regularly priced packages, we do NOT charge extra for multiple babies! We love multiples! Please let us know if advance of your appointment or when booking your appointment, write this in the notes section. If you’re having twins we ask that you reserve a 30 minute time slot. The extra time is necessary in order to obtain clear images for two babies.  You can always add 10 minutes to any package for $10.

Does this replace my doctor’s visits or doctor’s ultrasound?

Absolutely not! We only perform non-diagnostic ultrasounds. You must already be under prenatal care with a qualified healthcare provider including medical testing and a diagnostic ultrasound as ordered by your physician. You must have had your first ultrasound completed with your doctor prior to your visit at our studio. During your session, we will not obtain any diagnostic information such as the babys health, weight, or any measurements. At no time will your elective 3D/4D ultrasound take the place of an ultrasound ordered by your doctor. Our ultrasound scans can give you the opportunity to hear your baby’s heartbeat, know your baby’s position, as well as the gender. Diagnostic ultrasounds screen your baby for any genetic, chromosomal or physical abnormalities. This ultrasound should not be confused with or take the place of ANY ultrasound ordered by your physician.

Do I need a release form from my doctor?

We do not require a release form from your doctor to have a 3D/4D ultrasound but we do ask you to bring proof of your first ultrasound (ie: image showing your name and the date). You will need to provide your current physician’s contact information including name, address, and phone number.

Do you accept insurance?

At this time, insurance does not cover the cost of an elective ultrasound session. You can pay for your session the day of your appointment. We accept credit cards, debit cards, or cash. Sorry, we do not accept checks.

What happens if my baby is uncooperative?

Rescan appointments are at the discretion of the Sonographer. We will try to avoid this but sometimes it is unavoidable if your baby is not in an optimal position for viewing. Some common reasons for a re-do appointment include: a breach baby, a baby in a comfortable position not facing towards camera, baby won’t take the hands away from their face, mommy ate a meal within a few hours of the appointment and the baby is asleep and will not move, or mommy is dehydrated. If you are aware your baby is in a breech position, we recommend rescheduling when the baby has turned head down. Rescans must be scheduled within 2 weeks of the original appointment. After 2 weeks, you will receive a returning discount on a new package.

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.

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

Baby’s Premiere believes in only using certified and 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. Please keep in mind, our sonographers will not be using our 3D/4D technology to asses any baby’s health. We do not replace any ultrasounds ordered from your physician. A routine ultrasound examination at a medical facility should have already been performed to assess the gestational age of the fetus and to evaluate for fetal abnormalities as recommended for screening during your pregnancy. 

What are your late arrival, cancellation, and reschedule policies?

Late Arrival Policy: We ask our clients to please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time to complete the required paperwork. We are a high volume office with appointments booked generally every half hour. If you are going to be late for your appointment, please contact us by phone beforehand to make sure we can still accommodate your appointment. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, we may ask you to reschedule your appointment so that you can enjoy the full length of time included with your package. If we have the required time available upon your late arrival, you will be charged $25 + tax for using two time slots. If you arrive less than 10 minutes late, we will deduct the time from your appointment scan time. If you know you will arrive more than 10 minutes late, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

Cancellation Policy: Baby’s Premiere requires 48-hour cancellation notice for all packages in order to avoid a 50% last minute cancellation fee. You may reschedule or cancel your appointment online within 48 hours by logging into your account that you created the appointment with from the “book now” screen. If you do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged 50% of the package price to the card on file. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Reschedule Policy: Baby’s Premiere requires 48-hour cancellation notice for all packages in order to avoid a $25+ tax reschedule fee. You may reschedule or cancel your appointment online within 48 hours by logging into your account that you created the appointment with from the “book now” screen. If you do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged 50% of the package price to the card on file. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Do you offer any discounts on your packages?

We offer a 10% discount for mom’s returning from a previous pregnancy. We also offer a Protect, Service, and Learn Discount of 10% off for any Military, Police, Fire, EMS, and/or Teachers.

Do you have gift cards available?

Yes! A Baby’s Premiere 3D/4D Ultrasound Studio Gift Certificate makes a unique and thoughtful gift for the expectant mom (or dad) in your life. A beautiful card with linen finish and matching envelope makes for a classy presentation. Available in any denomination or for any package. Call to purchase yours with a credit card over the phone or have it shipped to the recipient, or schedule to come in to pick one up! (201) 880-5006.

I know a lot of pregnant woman! Do you have a referral program?

Baby’s Premiere offers a Mombassador Program. Please call first to “register” as a Mombassador so we can ensure you receive credit for your referrals! For each person you refer to Baby’s Premiere 3D/4D Ultrasound that makes an Ultrasound appointment with us, Baby’s Premiere will give you $5 cash. Please call us so we can give you the promotional material and your unique ID # so you can receive credit for each of your referrals! For questions, and to register, please call us at (201) 880-5006.