Frequently Asked questions
What is a limited diagnostic prenatal ultrasound?
We offer limited diagnostic 3D/4D/HD Ultrasound experiences to provide a positive bond for parents with their unborn baby. Research shows, that these amazing realistic surface images provide a connection between the parents and baby that can be beneficial to the whole family as they prepare to welcome their newest addition.
Does this replace the ultrasound at my doctor’s office?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Women seeking a limited diagnostic prenatal ultrasound with Babies Bakery must already be receiving prenatal care with a healthcare provider to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to diagnose any other pregnancy related issues.
We include a limited diagnostic scan to confirm the gender, number of babies, baby’s presentation, placental location and measure the heart rate. Please note, at no time is this exam to be used in place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound.
Are there any risks to me, or my baby?
With over 35 years of extensive studies done, it has been found that ultrasounds have not been linked to cause any maternal or fetal harm. Routine diagnostic scanning of all pregnancies is now a normal procedure. 3D/4D/HD scans use EXACTLY the same type and intensity of ultrasonic waves as in conventional 2D scan preformed by your physician.
We provide forms to mothers and physicians/midwives with clear written statements of the services offered at Babies Bakery Ultrasound. We highly recommend that parents discuss with their doctor about any safety concern on 3D/4D/HD Ultrasounds.
Do I need an appointment for a 3D/4D/HD Ultrasound
Yes! Appointments are a must! We encourage you to schedule well in advance, especially if you are looking for a weekend spot!
How long does the 3D 4D prenatal ultrasound session take?
Plan to be with us for 30 to 45 minutes. The ultrasound itself is generally 20 to 30 minutes, and we need some time for registration / eligibility, and to get everyone comfortable and situated for your ultrasound experience.
How far along should I be before I have a HD ultrasound?
Babies Bakery offers ultrasounds for all stages! We have our Heartbeat Ultrasound starting at 8 weeks, Sneak Peek Ultrasound starting at 11 weeks, Gender Ultrasound starting at 16 weeks and our main 3D/4D/HD Ultrasound starting at 28 weeks! It is so exciting to watch your baby grow through all stages!
Will my images be picture perfect?
At Babies Bakery, we always strive for perfection. Sadly, picture perfect is not always the case. In some cases, baby is turned completely around i.e., towards your spine, and it may be difficult to get the baby to turn around. In a case like this, a complimentary rescan will be scheduled. Every baby scans differently depending on the gestational age, position, amount of fluid, placental location and mother’s body habitus. We must remember, this is a baby in a belly with a mind and attitude of its own! However, I can promise you, we will make every effort to obtain the best images your baby allows.
May I bring guest to my Ultrasound?
Yes! We have seating for 6, 7 including yourself at our facility. Have a few extras? No worries, we will make it a comfortable experience for all!
For those guest that are unable to attend your ultrasound, be reminded that we send out a recording of your entire session and all photos obtained during your session through Mommy Access the moment you walk out of our doors! This email can be shared and viewed as many times as you would like!
Does Insurance cover the cost of my 3D/4D/HD Ultrasound?
Due to our ultrasounds being an elective decision, insurance sadly does not cover this cost. We accept Cash, Visa, American Express, Mastercard, all Debit Cards, etc.