Is having a 4D Ultrasound Safe? Are there risks?
Extensive studies over 30 years have found that Ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby. Routine scanning of all pregnancies is now normal throughout the . 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 exposure.
Does this service replaces my Ultrasound at my doctor’s office?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Women seeking an elective prenatal Ultrasound with Precious Peek must already be receiving treatment with a healthcare provider for prenatal care and have already undergone a medical, diagnostic Ultrasound ordered by their provider to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues. The issues that we are evaluating in the elective prenatal Ultrasound session include a limited diagnostic scan to confirm heartbeat, the number of babies in the pregnancy, the position of the baby, and the placental location. Please note, at no time is this exam to be used in place of a complete diagnostic Ultrasound.
What is an Elective Prenatal 4D Ultrasound?
Precious Peek 4D Ultrasound offers elective 2D, 3D & 4D prenatal Ultrasounds to provide a positive bonding experience for the mother, father and family members with the unborn baby. We feel that realistic surface images provide a connection between the parents and baby that can be beneficial to the whole family. We make no claims that 3-D as used in this examination is performed to better assess the baby for abnormalities. A routine Ultrasound examination should have already been performed to assess the gestational age of the fetus and to evaluate for fetal anomalies as well as the basic components of fetal anatomy recommended for screening.
How far along should I be before getting an Ultrasound?
If you plan on having only one 4D Ultrasound examination, we would recommend having the examination performed between the 26th and 34th week of the pregnancy. However, excellent images of your baby can be obtained anytime after about 16 weeks of pregnancy. Many mothers obtain more than one 4D Ultrasound and have images to enjoy from their second and third trimesters.
How do I go about getting a 4D Ultrasound done?
First, you must be under the care of a doctor for your pregnancy. Appointments are necessary for all of our services. You have to call Precious Peek at (317) 203-4323 to schedule an appointment.
How long does the 4D Ultrasound take?
Depending on the package you choose, the 4D Ultrasound session will last between 15 and 30 minutes. If you have purchased the Full Peek ,Ultimate Peek, or Precious Peek plan on spending 45 minutes with us.
Can I bring my family and friends?
Yes. In fact, we encourage our clients to invite family and friends to attend the elective 4D Ultrasound session. This is a joyous and wonderful experience, one that can be shared with your family and loved ones. We offer a warm family friendly theater style environment for you to enjoy your 4D ultrasound experience. We have 2 viewing screens in the room, including our large projection main screen. We encourage you to bring family and friends with you to the session if you so choose. We can accommodate 7-12 guests during your ultrasound session.