Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
2D/3D and 4D?
A 2D image provides a flat, two dimensional, black and white image of your baby.
A 3D ultrasound will capture an advanced three-dimensional image allowing you to clearly see the well-defined structures of the baby.
A 4D which allows you to actually watch movements of the baby in a three-dimensional image. This image normally has a peachy/ orange tint.
CAN I INVITE FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO MY ULTRASOUND?
Yes, we encourage your family and friends to share this experience at Adorable Moments. This includes children of any age with supervision while guests are being imaged. Check with our staff about what our current restrictions are at the location you choose.
WHAT IS ULTRASOUND?
Ultrasound is a non-invasive, and painless exam that produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound images are captured in real-time, so they are able to show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs.
DOES THIS TAKE THE PLACE OF AN ULTRASOUND AT MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE?
Our services are elective and WILL NOT take the place of the ultrasounds given by your OB/GYN doctor. Women seeking an elective prenatal ultrasound with Sweetface Scans must already be receiving treatment with a OB/GYN for prenatal care and may only rely on a medical, diagnostic ultrasound ordered by their provider to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues. Please understand, at no time will this exam replace a complete diagnostic ultrasound. Our purpose is to create a bonding moment for the mother and loved ones and to help provide life lasting memories.
ARE YOU ABLE TO TELL THE SEX OF THE BABY?
Yes, in most cases, as early as 15.5 weeks, we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby. However, we can’t guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. Certain factors such as body tissue content, developmental stage and fetal position all affect the ability to determine sex.
If you’re 18 weeks or further, and we are unable to obtain the gender of the baby, I will schedule a complementary mini session within a week of your family schedule appointment.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! For the best pictures, drink 32-48 ounces of water (a day) for at least 3-5 days leading up to your ultrasound. Other beverages do not count! Also eat 30 minutes before your appointment. The best results are obtained when the baby has enough fluid and is active.
WHAT IS A ELECTIVE ULTRASOUND? WHAT IS A DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND?
This is an ultrasound that is NOT ordered by your OB/GYN. Adorable Moments offers elective 2D, 3D, and 4D prenatal ultrasounds to provide a bonding experience for the mothers to be and her loved ones.
A diagnostic prenatal ultrasound IS ordered by your OB/GYN. It is compiled of a series of three or more ultrasound of the baby.
IS IT SAFE?
Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation, so there is no radiation exposure to the patient or baby. Over 30 years of extensive studies have proven that ultrasound does not cause any harm to the mother or baby.
IS THE 3D ULTRASOUND COVERED BY INSURANCE?
No. Since 3D is an elective service and is not intended to be a replacement for your doctor ordered ultrasound, insurance does not cover any of the cost. We accept CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD, APPLE PAY and DEBIT CARDS.
HOW FAR ALONG SHOULD I BE FOR A 3D ULTRASOUND?
We are able to do 2D/3D/4D scanning as early as 10 weeks! For 3D/4D imaging we recommend weeks 27-33 for optimal high quality image.
WILL I ALWAYS GET A PERFECT IMAGE OF MY BABY?
Sometimes if the baby is looking face down or sleeping during the ultrasound it may be difficult to see the baby’s face. Every baby scans differently, depending on its gestational age, position, amount of fluid, and mother’s condition. At Adorable Moments we will always make every effort to obtain the best possible images.
WHAT IF THE GENDER ON THE BABY IS NOT DETERMINED AT MY VISIT? CAN I HAVE A RESCAN AT NO COST?
If the gender is not determined is not seen on your initial visit we will rescan you within a week again for free. Yes, we will offer one 15 minute rescan at no additional cost. This will only include the gender. No other images will be taken at no cost. You can purchase an additional package for a discounted price.