Frequently Asked Questions
IMPORTANT: Complete the required forms and bring them with you to your appointment.
We try to obtain the best photos/video possible during your session however many times baby can be uncooperative and/or other factors may contribute in not being able to obtain clear, crisp images. Keep in mind every scan can have varying results as every expecting mother and baby are different. Some scans can produce multiple 3D images while others can be a challenge to get 1 face shot some of these factors are listed below.
* With every ultrasound we provide, we do our best to capture optimal images. 3D/4D imaging quality can and will vary by but not limited to, low and/or cloudy amniotic fluid, late gestational age, unfavorable fetal lie (position) or maternal body habitus (weight, build, size, structure) placenta location, babies leg, arm, hand, feet in front of face which can create a black void. We always try our best to obtain as many images as possible during your session and go the extra mile if we are having trouble with any above factors however please be aware each woman and baby are different and as such each outcome of footage can be different and we can make no guarantee that your images will be perfectly clear as it will all depend on you, your body and your baby.
- 1st – 2D imaging 5-20 minute session under 20 weeks gestation with quick sneak peak 3D
- 2nd – 3D/4D imaging 15-minute session between 20-26 weeks gestation
- 3rd – 3D/4D imaging 15-30 minute session between 26-32 weeks gestation
As a show of appreciation, Inner Reflections will offer $15.00 off each premium package for returning mommies during same pregnancy.
No discounts apply to specials they are already reduced.
You can schedule a gender determination with us as early as 15 weeks however we recommend that you chose the 2D package to have this session preformed since the baby is still very small.
The best time for your 3D/4D ultrasound is between 28-30 weeks unless you are pregnant with twins, in this case the preferred range is 20-26 weeks. Also be sure to view our calendar for optimal scan dates pertaining to your specific due date. If you are unable to schedule your ultrasound during the recommended time frame not to worry we will try our best to obtain face shots of your little one.
At Inner Reflections we absolutely want you to bring as many of your friends and family members as you are comfortable with being in the scan room with you. We can accommodate up to 8 guests comfortably and seat more if needed tightly. Everyone will be filled with excitement as they view the newest member of the family on our 65″ Flat Screen LED Monitor. However, please remember very young children have short attention spans. Children at times cannot sit still for up to 30+ minutes quietly in a darkened room while scan is taking place and often have to be taken out into waiting room by an adult who then is not able to sit through the scan and enjoy it and this can be stressful to the mother receiving the scan. We want everyone to embrace a memorable experience at Inner Reflections please keep this in mind for your scan as well as others receiving their scans as scanning room is located very close to waiting area.
Depending on your package choice, your appointment could last anywhere between 30-45 minutes. The actual scanning times last between 15-30 minutes.
Yes. Sessions are by appointment only, please try and schedule 2 weeks in advance.
Since 3D/4D ultrasound is elective, insurance plans do not cover the procedure since it is a non-diagnostic scan.
We are an elective facility not a medical provider as such our scans are for entertainment purposes only and in no way do our scans take the place of a medical diagnostic ultrasound scheduled by your doctor. You should always make sure you receive a diagnostic ultrasound scheduled by your OB/GYN.
We will work to capture the most detailed images possible. There are variables which can affect the quality of your images, including position of your baby, your body type, and the need for hydration, which is why we recommend starting your water intake 7 days prior to scan date.
WATER, WATER, WATER, at least 1 week prior to your appointment date you should be drinking
8 – 8oz. glasses of water each day for 7 days prior to scan date that’s about 4 – 16.oz water bottles ea. day this is very important to help in obtaining clearer images. There are many factors at play in obtaining clear images of your little one, as listed in the above FAQ. as well as our disclaimer however drinking water is one you can help with! Eat regularly; however, try not to ingest a heavy meal or eat anything gassey prior to the appointment. Sound waves don’t travel air. A small meal and bottle of orange juice 20 minutes prior will suffice, this can help get baby moving prior to scan time. Remember to always follow your doctor’s recommendations. At Inner Reflections, we like to take care of our mommies and their families we will offer refreshments upon arriving and a refreshment for your family during your scan. Remember: “You do not need a full bladder”.
Complete the required forms and bring them with you to your appointment.
Ultrasound technology has been used to monitor pregnancies for over 30 years. This non-invasive procedure uses no radiation. Instead, sound waves generate a photo from inside the womb. There is no evidence of this procedure posing any risks to either the baby or mom-to-be. We encourage you to consult your OB/GYN if you have any concerns.
3D and 4D ultrasound provide a more detailed image than traditional 2D ultrasound. 2D produces a black and white thermal image. 3D ultrasound shows a more detailed image of your baby inside the womb. 4D ultrasound captures moving video of your baby.
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