Frequently asked questions

Is the 3D/4D/5D ultrasound covered by insurance?

No. This is an elective exam and insurance does not cover it. We do except credit/debit cards and cash. We do not accept personal checks.

When is the best time to get the 3D/4D/5D done?

The BEST time to have your 3D/4D/5D ultrasound is mid-pregnancy (18-25 weeks). The baby is growing and filling out. You are able to see good facial features. Later in pregnancy you will see a full-faced baby, chubby hands and feet, but you will not be able to see the full body all together as the baby is much bigger. 30 weeks is the very latest we recommend for 3D/4D/5D ultrasounds.

Can I bring my family and friends?

Yes! This is a family event. We know how important this is for you and your family. If there is more than 6 people, please let us know so we can accomodate all.

Does my 3D/4D/5D or Gender check take the place of an ultrasound at my doctors office?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! Your doctor has the bigger picture of your healthcare and will provide prenatal care for you. At no time is this exam to be used in place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound. However, if your doctor orders a full anatomy survey for diagnostic purposes, we will gladly perform those services with a doctor's order.

Is the ultrasound safe for my baby and me?

Yes. Ultrasound is performed using sound waves and not ionizing radiation. For decades, ultrasound has been used for OB exams and is the norm for pregnancies throught the United States. Studies have shown no bio-effects from the usage of ultrasound. 3D/4D/5D scanning is exactly the same intensity as 2D ultrasound. Both utilize sound waves to look inside the body.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. All exams are by appointment only.

How long does the 3D/4D/5D ultrasound take?

This depends on the package your choose. The exams take between 10-30 minutes, again depanding on package choice. You can wait on your printed photos or come back later to pick them up.

Will I have to pay if I am not satisfied with the results?

While we will always try to get the best images, we cannot guarantee the position of your baby. If your baby hands and feet are in the face and the ultrasound technician has spent the time waiting to see if the baby will get into a good position, (usually about 20 minutes), then yes, you will be charged. Please refer to our Gender Check Guarantee and our FAQ about unclear pictures.

Why are the pictures not clear or what if the baby has hands, feet, cord, placenta, etc. in his/her face?

Clarity of ultrasound images depends on several factors: 1. The amount of fluid surrounding the baby 2. The position of the baby 3. The mother and baby size Our goal is to acheive the best images possible to have great memories of your ultrasound exam at Baby Gender Plus.

Should I drink water before my exam?

Yes! This is very very important! We suggest our customers drink plenty of water the entire week leading up to their appointment as this helps keep you hydrated and it can help increase amniotic fluid around the baby. More aminiotic fluid allows for clearer pictures of your baby!