Frequently Asked Questions
Why 3D/4D versus 2D Ultrasound?
3D Ultrasound affords you the opportunity to see what your baby really looks like. 2D is widely used for diagnostic and does not allow you to see specific features of the face like 3D does.
Will I always get a perfect picture of my baby?
Our certified sonographers are highly trained in obtaining the best images possible. Every baby scans differently depending on their position, age, and the condition of the mother. We promise to make every attempt to get the greatest image possible. In the event that your baby does not want to "cooperate," we will invite you back for a second visit for the low fee of $25.
When is the best time to make a 3D/4D Ultrasound appointment?
We schedule appointments up to 6 months in advance. It is best to make your appointment as soon as you are sure that you want the service. The "best" time to get detailed face pictures is between 26-34 weeks gestation. We start doing gender determination as early as 15 weeks.
Can I bring family and friends to my appointment?
Absolutely! We welcome as many people as you wish to be there. The room seats 8-10 people comfortably. It is also okay to bring your children. We are VERY kid-friendly!
Do I need a note from my doctor?
We do not require a note from your doctor. You should come prepared to give First Impression the name and phone number of your physician. First Impression reserves the right to confirm your previous prenatal visits.
What types of payments are accepted?
We accept all types of payment. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Cash, Checks and Money Orders.
What is the difference between 3D and 4D?
The 4th dimension or 4D is an element of time, added to the 3D image of your baby, so in 4D we are able to watch the baby's movements in real time. This is what is recorded on the DVD or the video clip on the CD. The 3D pictures are the still images captured during your session.
What kind of Ultrasound machine do you use for 3D/4D Ultrasounds?
We use the state-of-the-art Medison Sonoace 8000.