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F.A.Q.
What is the difference between 2D, 3D and 4D, and HD Live ?
2D is a black and white ultrasound. The picture shows no dimensions of the baby. 3D ultrasound captures a three-dimensional image of your baby. 3D is a still image, while 4D adds the element of motion so it looks like a video.
HD live ultrasound is the newest and best in ultrasound technology. Like 3D and 4D , you are able to to see the features of the baby but are incredibly true to life. Sweet Pea is the Only ultrasound studio in Valley to offer this technology.
Is ultrasound safe?
Extensive studies have found that ultrasound does not cause harm to the mother or the baby. Routine scanning of all pregnancies is now normal; and in 3D/4D scanning, the same type of ultrasound waves is used.
What is the best time during pregnancy for a 3D/4D ultrasound? Sweet Pea 4D can perform an ultrasound at any time during pregnancy. Many mothers like coming in twice – once early on (16-26 weeks) when they can see the baby as a whole, and once between 26-34 weeks to see a more detailed face. Every baby is different, and we obtain great images at all times!
How good are you at determining the sex of the baby?
At 16 weeks, we can determine the gender with a very high accuracy. If you are further than 16 weeks and the gender cannot be determined, we invite you back for a weekday appointment within 14 days for a complimentary rescan. The need for a return visit is usually due to the baby’s position.
Does this take the place of my routine diagnostic ultrasound?
That’s a common mistake. Elective prenatal ultrasound is purely for the joy of the family. It’s meant to create a bonding experience between parents and their baby. Mothers seeking an elective 3D/4D ultrasound must already be receiving prenatal care from a healthcare provider.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, appointments are necessary. Feel free to request your appointment online, or call us to schedule your 3D/4D ultrasound session.
Can my family and friends come and enjoy my session with me?
Absolutely! Our goal at Sweet Pea 4D is to create a wonderful, memorable experience for you and your family during one of the most exciting and important times in your life. We welcome you and invite you to enjoy each moment as you get to know your baby. Our theatre room is designed for not only parents, but family and friends. Large parties can join the fun. Custom seating, private Skype sessions, and a large 80-inch projection screen will allow guests to watch their Sweet Pea live and in 3D/4D.
Is there anything I should do before I get there? How do I get the best results?
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and eat 30 minutes prior to your appointment. Best results are obtained when the baby is most active.
What should I wear?
We want our guests to feel comfortable what we find best and convenient is a two piece outfit.
Will I always get a beautiful picture of my baby?
Depending on the baby, some sleep throughout the ultrasound or keep their face down while others are quite active. At times, you can see your little Sweet Pea touching his/her face, sucking his/her thumb, and smiling.
Depending on the baby’s positon and gestational age, each image will vary. Our team makes every effort to obtain the best possible images of the parts of the baby that can be seen.