Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the most frequently asked questions about our 3D and 4D ultrasound services.
Should you have any questions that are not answered, please contact us
Is this ultrasound the same as a diagnostic sonogram?
No, this ultrasound should at no time be used in place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound. Women seeking an ultrasound with Precious Previews Ultrasound must already be receiving prenatal care from a physician, midwife or other healthcare provider and have already undergone a complete diagnostic sonogram to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues.
When is the ideal time to have a 3D/4D ultrasound performed?
The "best time" depends on several factors, including gestational age, position of the baby, and amniotic fluid level.
If, between 16-24 weeks, you want to know the gender of your baby and weren't able to do so during your sonogram with your health care provider, we offer two exclusive "Gender" packages. Although it is too soon to obtain clear facial images at this stage, we are able to determine gender with ease, capture fetal movement and view larger portions of your baby.
If your goal is to obtain the most vivid facial images possible, we recommend having your 3D/4D ultrasound performed between the 26th and 32nd week of the pregnancy. Fuller-figured women are encouraged to wait until at least 31-32 weeks. Women with multiple gestations (twins) should come in around 25-26 weeks.
What if the baby is not in an ideal position?
We recognize that expectant parents want the most vivid images of their baby and we do too! We will do everything to ensure this however various factors will determine the quality of the images including amniotic fluid level, position of the baby, tissue content, etc. If we are unable to capture images of your little one, we will invite you back at no additional charge.
Can I bring guests?
Absolutely! Loved ones, including children, are welcome to attend your ultrasound. We can comfortably accommodate 5 guests, although we have had more! This is an unforgettable experience and one that will surely last a lifetime. Our seating is arranged in order that everyone will have an excellent view of your baby or babies on two plasma screens situated around the room.
Does insurance cover the 3D/4D ultrasound?
We are not aware of health insurance which covers the costs of elective 3d/4d ultrasounds, although some employer-funded Flex Spending Accounts will consider reimbursement.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Are appointments necessary?
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, gift and debit cards. We do not accept checks.
Yes. Our facility is open by appointment only. Our hours are Monday - Thursday from 10-6:30, and Friday and Saturday from 10-2. Occasionally, we are able to accommodate same day appointments so don't hesitate to ask.