Appointment Preparation Information

Things you will want to know prior to making your appointment with us. 
  • Please bring your OB GYN / Midwives  Name, Address, Phone Number to fill out on your paperwork
  • You must be under the care of an OB GYN / Midwife for Prenatal Care prior to your visit with us or at least have an appointment card with the written date your first appointment has been scheduled for.
  • You may book online – be sure to pay attention to the recommended dates for the different package options.
  • Read our Guest Policy
  • Read your suggestive tips – if you have any questions go over them with your Dr. prior to booking your appointment.
  • If you do not want to know the Gender at the time of your appointment let your tech know before your session begins, we will put it in an envelope after for you to take. If you do not want to know I suggest only doing the basic 2D $40.00 then returning for another visit to view baby this will lessen your chance of accidentally seeing on screen, the longer the session the higher chance gender can be noticed.
  • If you are planning on obtaining a Heartbeat Animal (You will need to let your Tech know during the session as a recorder will need to be made during your ultrasound).

Guest Policy

If bringing guests to your appointment please note our changes in policy. If you plan to receive any of the following packages $40.00 – $50.00 – $75.00 you will be allowed to bring with you 2 additional guest to your session for a total of 3 people including yourself. If you are planning on bringing more than 3 people in total you will need to upgrade to the $85.00 package in order to accommodate the additional guests in your party. We have limited seating in our waiting area for our 5 – 12 minute packages. We can have up to 3 sets of clients & guest waiting to be seen at one time. These packages do not allow for a large number of guest due to timeframes very short timeframes. We are always happy to accommodate all family members yet we need to be considerate of all our clients and when there is no room to sit down for a mom and dad due to large groups waiting we needed to make a change that will accommodate everyone. For large groups it takes longer to be seated in scan room and also turn overtime please upgrade your package to the $85 if you are planning on bringing multiple guest maximum allowed guest will be 6 including Mom & Dad.

Full Face Photo Packages – Recommended 32 weeks

The best time to do 3D/4D/HD Live is going to be approx. 32 weeks for most all moms however, many varying factors will contribute in obtaining optimal images, included below is information for you to read. Keep in mind we offer an at cost retry for just $50 on another day in case you do not obtain your desired results upon your first visit with us. Obtaining 3D/4D/HD Live Photos is always a 50/50 chance depending on many factors. You have 3 options –

  • $85 15-20 minutes (no discount)
  • $115 25-30 minutes
  • $165 Premium package with Heartbeat Animal included.

(Returning client discount of $15- Off applies to either the $115 or $165 package)

Preparation tips should be started at (least) 7 to 10 days before your appointment date. Hydration is the biggest factor in trying to obtain clear images of baby. If a mom is dehydrated her amino fluid tends to be lower than average/normal AFI score of (14) between 22 – 35 weeks and does not allow enough fluid around babies face to obtain optimal images. Without an average to above average fluid level, it is “impossible” to obtain optimal images of baby as baby has little room to move around. (This info is readily available online for you to research for yourself) We are not a medical facility we cannot tell you how much water to consume for you and/or your baby however, we do say, you do not want to be drinking less than what your own body alone needs on a daily basis to stay hydrated and this is at least approx. (4 – 5+) -16 oz. water bottles ea. day approx. 64+ oz. per day for average human consumption prior to pregnancy. Your consumption or lack of water consumption daily plays a vital role in the level of amniotic fluid baby lives in. Concentrate daily on your water intake approx. 10 days prior to your appointment date. As always with everything in pregnancy, consult your OBGYN with any/all questions you may have concerning you & baby. Other tips can include bringing/drinking orange juice during your session, this has worked to get baby moving time & time again, when baby happens to be in a position where we are unable to see their face. Try eating lite fresh foods the day before appointment and no heavy meal prior to appointment, having an empty bowel/bladder can also give baby more room. Also, if you would like to bring an exercise ball with you to your appointment this can help to bounce on if baby is not in a good position to obtain photos. 3D/4D is always a 50/50 chance each time as there are many varying factors for each mom & baby and all moms will have varying results. Therefore, we also offer an at cost tech fee only of $50 to retry on a different day if you do not obtain the desired results you are looking for. Please try and give yourself the best opportunity at optimal images by hydrating very well for 10 days, as this can give baby much more room to be able to move around and work with however it does take babies cooperation as well and this can take a few tries with some babies.

Nub Theory vs. Gender Determination

16.5 weeks is when male or female sex parts are usually completely formed on most babies. Sex develops differently on each baby at varying times, just as all adults have varying genitalia so do developing babies, about 92% of all babies at 16+ weeks will give an accurate sex reading of male or female genitalia. However, a (Nub Theory) is completely different and most facilities do not explain what you are receiving when you go in for an early prediction. It is a (tubercle reading) and not a fully formed male or female sex part. These early predictions are based off the directional angle of the tubercle, which is what will develop into a male or female sex part during the morphing stage 12-16 weeks. The tubercle readings should be done between 13 – 14.5 weeks they are about 85% accurate, so approx. 85 out of 100 will be correct and approx. 15 out of 100 will be incorrect. I give parents the information to base their decision on which session they would rather schedule for? Some will come in early for a $40.00 2D Nub Theory and then come back @ 16+ weeks to confirm before they start announcing or planning parties. I hope this information is helpful 🙂 We do all our Gender Appointments on some Mondays and all Saturdays, remember to pick the correct package when booking online.