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  • What is the difference between a 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound?"
    2D is the standard black and white ultrasound. This type of ultrasound is recommended for babies that are 20 weeks and younger. 2D is the preferred type of imaging for gender determination since it is most accurate. ​​3D is an ultrasound that allows you to view the surface anatomy of the baby and get a clear image (in color) of the baby’s face, hands, feet, etc. It is recommended to do 3D imaging later in pregnancy (26-35 weeks) 4D is simply 3D ultrasound captured in real time (video). This imaging allows you to capture the baby’s movement and activity in 3D. You can see the baby smile, yawn, play with hands, feet, etc.
  • How early are you able to tell the baby's gender?
    In most cases we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby as early as 13 weeks via ultrasound. 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 that were to be the case we offer a Complimentary Rescan so that we can try again! If doing a gender reveal party, we recommend coming in 1 WEEK PIOR to event date to ensure we can determine your baby's gender right on time!
  • Are these procedures safe? Is it safe to myself & my baby?
    Absolutely! Ultrasound has been used for over 40years in prenatal care. These routine scans would be considered highly irresponsible if there were even a small risk to mother or baby. In 3D/4D scanning, exactly the same type and intensity of ultrasound is used as with conventional 2D scanning. 3D and 4D Ultrasound both utilize sound waves to look inside the body. The technology is similar to radar. A probe placed on the body emits sound waves into the body, listens for the return echo and generates an image. 4D ultrasound will be similar to a conventional scan in terms of sound exposure.
  • Do I need an appointment?
    We welcome walk-ins and make our best effort to accommodate you. We always encourage making an appointment prior to your visit but we try to fit you in if we possibly can. If we cannot, then usually we can fit you in the very next day. ​ If you'd like to walk-in we recommend calling ahead to let us know you're on your way!
  • How long does an ultrasound appointment last?
    Depending on the ultrasound package that you select, your session will last between 10 and 25 minutes. However, plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour at our studio so that we can send you home with memories to last a life time. It is best to arrive a few minutes early to fill out our paperwork.
  • Will I always be able to see my baby's face?
    Most of the time we are able to get great images, but not always. Sometimes if the baby is looking face down toward mom's spine we are unable to get images, or if the baby is laying against the placenta. 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.
  • Am I able to bring my family and friends?
    Yes. However, due to COVID, limited space is available. This is an exciting time and a wonderful experience that should be shared with your family and loved ones so please visit our More tab for more information.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    At this point, insurance does not cover the costs of our ultrasounds. Since this is an elective procedure and is not intended to be a replacement for your doctor ordered ultrasound, you will need to pay the cost of this ultrasound as an out of pocket expense. We accept cash, Master card, and Visa.
  • What can I do to get the best pictures of my ultrasound?
    Most doctors recommend maintaining a healthy fluid intake, especially while you are pregnant. This will help to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear as well as full. There are many things out of the sonographer's control like the baby's position, the mother's skin type and build, amount of amniotic fluid, etc. So WATER is the best answer to how to improve your images. You should be drinking plenty of water (2-3L) beginning at least 7 days before your scheduled appointment.
  • How much does it cost?
    We have packages to fit just about anyone's budget. Please refer to our Services page for more information on available packages.
  • What if we are not able to get images?
    It is our number one priority at Happy Feet Ultrasound to obtain the absolute best images of your baby & make sure you are satisfied to the fullest. We use the top of the line ultrasound equipment to ensure this, however, some factors that determine the outcome of your ultrasound are out of our control such as: location of your placenta, the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding your baby, the clarity of the amniotic fluid, the baby's position, & the overall fetal environment. If we are unable to obtain 3D/4D/HD images at your scheduled appointment due to these factors mentioned above, you will be offered the chance to come back for a second appointment within the next 14 days for a $30 fee. If baby does not do will the second time around, we then offer a Complimentary Rescan in hopes that 3rd time is the charm!
  • What is your office like?
    We pride ourselves on being an inviting, relaxing, comfortable, and spacious environment for you and your family.
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