3D/4D Ultrasound Imaging

No time is more precious than time spent looking at your beautiful baby’s face. You don’t have to wait nine months to do so at Women’s Care OB/GYN. See your baby smile, laugh, stretch, yawn and suck its thumb in this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

You and your guests are invited to witness the miracle of life waiting inside of you through this high-resolution 3D/4D ultrasound imaging.

To schedule an ultrasound, call the Women’s Care OB/GYN office at (386) 231-3580. Your 4D ultrasound will need to be scheduled on a day that you will not be seeing the doctor.

Three Packages to Choose From

Play Time Plus, $295
See your baby at two stages of development and experience your baby’s growth from the second to the third trimester and the changes that occur during that time frame

  • Gender identification
  • Two 30-minute sessions
  • Two DVD recordings
  • Two CD-ROMs of all images, suitable for e-mail and social media posting
  • Eight color, 3D photos
  • Twenty black-and-white, 3D photos

Peek-A-Boo, $195

  • 30-minute session
  • Gender identification
  • DVD recording
  • CD-ROM of all images, suitable for e-mail and social media posting
  • Five color, 3D photos
  • Ten black-and-white, 3D photos

Sneak Peak, $89

  • 10-minute session
  • Gender identification
  • CD-ROM of all images, suitable for e-mail and social media posting
  • Five black-and-white, 3D photos

FAQs About 4D Ultrasound

Do I need a separate appointment for an ultrasound?
Yes, your 4D ultrasound will need to be scheduled on a day that you will not be seeing the doctor.

Is it safe? Are there any risks to me or my baby?
Extensive studies over 30 years have found that ultrasounds cause no maternal or fetal harm. Routine scanning of all pregnancies is now a normal procedure. 4D ultrasounds use exactly the same type and intensity of ultrasonic waves as the conventional 2D scan.

How far along should I be before I have a 4D ultrasound?
If you plan on having only one session, we recommend having the exam performed between 24 and 34 weeks of pregnancy. However, excellent images can be obtained from 18 to 36 weeks. For twins, scans should be done between 22 and 27 weeks. Expectant mothers who are full figured should consider scheduling the ultrasound between 28 and 32 weeks for best results.

What can I do to improve the quality of the ultrasound?
Drink plenty of water! Hydration can significantly improve the clarity of an ultrasound. The ability to obtain a good 3D picture is still very dependent on fetal position, the amount of amniotic fluid around the baby, and the mother’s weight.

A full bladder is not required for the 4D ultrasound. However, staying well hydrated is important to all moms throughout pregnancy. For the two to three days prior to your appointment, please drink slightly more water than you would normally consume.

Will I get a good 3D photo of my baby?
In most cases, you will. Every baby scans differently, depending on the gestational age, position, amount of fluid, placenta location and mother’s body physique. However, our staff strives to obtain the best quality images.

We recommend coming in to your appointment with a full belly. Eat a full meal 90 minutes prior to your ultrasound. Drink one or two glasses of your favorite fruit juice 30 minutes prior – unless your doctor has restricted this from your diet, in which case, you should drink one or two glasses of water. If the baby is persistently face down (looking towards your spine), it may be difficult to see the baby’s face. Should this occur, a complimentary rescan will be scheduled.

What kind of ultrasound equipment do you use?
Our office utilizes state-of-the-art technology – the GE Voluson 730 – to complete all ultrasound exams. This equipment has been featured on TV and in many articles from around the world as the undisputed leader in 4D ultrasound technology. This system delivers a higher-frame rate, meaning you will see clearer pictures of your baby than you would with other equipment.

Will insurance cover my ultrasound?
Insurance currently does not cover the costs of 3D/4D ultrasounds, as these are considered non-diagnostic. These ultrasounds do not replace any of your prenatal care and do not provide any medical information, but are simply performed for your enjoyment and to optimize your pregnancy experience. Since this is an elective procedure and is not intended to be a replacement for your physician-ordered ultrasounds, you will need to pay the cost as an out-of-pocket expense. Our office accepts cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.