An ultrasound exam is a procedure that captures live pictures from within your body using high-frequency sound waves. A special crystal is placed in the ultrasound transducer to send and receive sound waves. When these sound waves are sent, they travel out of the probe and when they hit an object, they bounce back into the transducer. The machine analyzes many parameters of those signals and converts that data into an image on our screens. The signals travel in flat planes, and “slices” whatever is being scanned into layers that we eventually see on screen. In its basic and most widely used form, this is known as 2D ultrasound imaging.
2D imaging is extremely useful and safe. Ultrasound can provide healthcare workers with a massive amount of information that is helpful in medical management.. We see things in three dimensions, and so it takes a great amount of skill and expertise to interpret an image in 2D quality and apply that to real life. In recent years, many ultrasound disciplines have started utilizing 3D capabilities. It helps us to better interpret the pictures in front of us and view them as real-life images.
As this is a better way to see things, why not use it to see those beautiful babies! 3D pictures are amazingly close in appearance to real-life newborns.
Not all 3D pictures are created equal, however. The equipment makes a difference. At A Date With Baby, we utilize the best and the latest ultrasound equipment, that provides better 3D pictures but also a much more realistic view of the baby and baby’s surroundings. After all, why stop improving?
Unfortunately, NO, due to regulations and laws we are not able to provide our clients with medical diagnosis. Our scans 2D,3D&4D will only be for keepsake/entertainment purposes. Your physician will be ordering everything you need to ensure you and your baby are safe and healthy!
As the name suggests, ultrasound machines use sound waves to create an image of the baby. However these are not the sound waves that can be heard by a human ear, because the frequency is much higher than what our ears can pick up. Therefore, the short answer is no. However, some research has shown that these sound waves can still be heard by the fetus, although evidence to this is not concrete. The consensus is, however, that no lasting harm is caused to the baby with an ultrasound.
You can view your baby at a 2D,3D/4D ultrasound appointment starting at 8 weeks, there are optimal times for a visit, depending on what you’d like to see. At 8 weeks, the baby is still extremely small, and no facial features or limbs are visible. However, one can hear the heartbeat and see some movements of the baby. As the baby grows we tend to see more. For facial images, you could get an appointment starting at 18 weeks. However, the absolute best time for 2D,3D&4D ultrasound would be around 24-29 weeks, as this is the time when the baby is well developed and still has enough fluid around the face which makes the 3D/4D work well. After 30 weeks, the baby might get too big with less fluid around, and cover the face more.
Gender can be determined at our studio starting at 18-20 weeks.
2D ultrasound evolved into a modality that can show any structure in a two-dimensional cross-section, thereby providing much more information to the reader. This was further developed into a 3D modality, where one could see the structure in a three-dimensional form, and enhance diagnostics even further. Finally,4D( the fourth dimension )– time – was added to this, and now we can see the 3D ultrasounds in realtime
At our studio sonographer prefer to determine the gender at 18-20 weeks of pregnancy. While some may offer to do it earlier, keep in mind that the accuracy of earlier gender determinations is much lower, and only at 18-20 weeks can one confidently determine the sex of the baby? This is because before that time, the baby is small and the external genitalia is not well visible, even with 2D ultrasound.
Some 4D ultrasound packages are cheaper because they require a smaller time commitment on our end. Longer packages would be more expensive. While we always strive to achieve the highest satisfaction, it is important to note that we are dealing with a live person, and the baby might not cooperate all the time. Therefore, while our efforts will always remain high and committed to your complete satisfaction, image results may vary.
We recommend that all pregnant mothers continuously hydrate by drinking plenty of water at least for 2-3 days straight prior to coming in for your session. This will help to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear as well as full. We have found that hydration improves the clarity of your 3D ultrasound photos significantly. All mothers should try to pay attention to what wakes your baby, and do that on the day of your3D/4D ultrasound. For some mothers this means eating a meal, a few chocolate pieces, or having some fruit juice! Do whatever works for you and your baby so we can see their cute little faces awake and in the mood to play! We encourage you to enjoy the fun and some of the funny positions your baby prefers rather than holding out for that perfect picture. We have observed at times even when parents are seeing beautiful pictures of their baby’s face, they are still hoping for more, like seeing the baby awake with eyes open and moving. Even though he/she is sleeping, the baby may still yawn, stretch, suck its thumb or toe, and even stick out its tongue. Please remember to remove any belly rings prior to any ultrasound done. 3D/4D ultrasound probes are specially designed with crystals and should never come into contact with metal. Finally, if possible, wear comfortable clothing that allows you to fully enjoy this experience.
Extensive studies over 30 years have found that ultrasound have not shown to cause any harm to mother or baby .3D/4D ultrasound scanning use exactly the same type and intensity of ultrasound that is used in your conventional 2D scanning at your medical ultrasound appointments. 2D, 3D and 4D Ultrasound all utilize sound waves to look inside the body and the images are transmitted by the sound waves.
As this procedure is an elective so Alberta healthcare does not cover this. Very rarely, an insurance company will provide coverage for an elective ultrasound but you will still need to make the full payment on appointment day and submit a claim with your insurance company later on.
The purpose of elective 2D,3D & 4D prenatal sessions is to provide expectant families with pictures and videos while bonding with their unborn baby in a calm, family friendly environment. 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.
Yes, appointments are necessary for all of our services.
You should try to schedule your appointment at least 1 week in advance and always after the anomaly scan conducted/prescribed by your doctor physician.
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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. 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. 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. 3D/4D ultrasound will be similar to a conventional scan in terms of exposure.
While no evidence exists that ultrasounds are harmful, essentially we don’t know what we don’t know. Most of the time, these would be very short sessions, so chances of any harm are extremely low .While ultrasounds are very safe, we always discourage frequent visits if not necessary. Some of our clients tend to get very anxious, especially during the early stages, and the ultrasound tends to make them feel better.In fact, if medically necessary, women might get an ultrasound every week by doctor’s orders, because they are considered extremely safe among medical procedures. However as with anything, moderation is recommended
If you plan on having only one 3D/4D session, we would recommend scheduling your appointment to take place between the 26th and 32th week of the pregnancy. However, cute images of your baby may be obtained after 22 weeks of pregnancy.
It depends which package you have selected. Routinely we schedule almost a full hour for all of our sessions and the ultrasound itself will last about 20 minutes. The second half hour will be used to choose the pictures of your baby you would like to print, saving the files, etc.
Usually, but not always will the customer receive perfect pictures and/or videos. Sometimes if the baby is persistently looking down or toward your spine it may be difficult to see the baby’s face. Other factors such as the baby facing the placenta, lack of amniotic fluid in front of the baby’s face, etc. may affect the quality of the images. Initially, sonographer will try repositioning the mother, asking her to turn on her left or right side and/or to go for a walk. This is done in order to obtain a better position in acquiring better images. If we are unable to obtain any images during the session, we may repeat the session free of charge a weekday as deemed appropriate by the sonographer. This allows time for the baby to turn to a favorable position.
We make no promises that the images will be similar to those you might have seen, or that we can always meet everyone’s expectations. Every baby scans differently depending on its gestational age, body position, amount of fluid, and mother’s condition and body habitus. Royal Baby Vision will try to make every effort to obtain the best possible images and videos.
Royal vision accepts cash, debit and credit. The full payment is due on appointment day.
As Royal vision is a small studio and thus cannot accommodate a large amount of people to join you. Especially nowadays with covid19 we request to limit the people present to immediate family and only family members that reside in 1 household. Contact us if you are expecting to have more than 3 support people with you in session day.
Please notify us you are expecting more than 1 baby when booking an appointment. We will need to book enough time to make sure we get each baby the coverage needed. Please note, you will be charged twice (or more depending on how many babies we are watching).
At Royal Baby vision we make every effort to obtain the best possible images but things like baby’s position, placental location, volume of amniotic fluid, maternal size, and whether there are structures obscuring visibility of areas being imaged (hands/legs over the face) can sometimes prevent us from getting a perfect shot if baby’s face. However, you will still get plenty of other adorable shots!
Royal Baby Vision offers non medical, non diagnostic services only. This means that no medical information regarding the baby/pregnancy can be obtained during your appointment with Royal baby vision. Our services are not a substitute for a medical diagnostic ultrasound examination ordered by your health care provider.
Since our business is meant for entertainment purposes only, Royal Baby Vision is legally not permitted to disclose any information regarding baby’s health or well being.
We recommend scheduling your gender determination appointment at or after 18-20 weeks.. We cannot guarantee with 100% assurance the gender of your baby, nor can we be held liable in any way for an incorrect gender determination.
Royal Baby Vision offers baby gender determination sessions on or after the 18 weeks of pregnancy. If we can not determine baby’s gender during your appointment, we will have you come back for a rescan. There are NO additional charges for a rescan. The rescan must take place within 2 weeks of the initial appointment date and must be during weekday day time slots (Mon-Fri 10 AM-4 PM). The appointment will focus solely on gender determination. Clients may add extra services at an extra cost.
Many mothers like coming in at least twice (and often more!), early on, 14-25 weeks, when they can see the baby as a whole, and then again at 25-34 weeks to see a more detailed face. Between 28 and 32 weeks, your baby develops more fat and gets a more defined face. After 34 weeks, it becomes more and more difficult to obtain good pictures since the baby is running out of room. However all babies are different and we have been successful in obtaining great images all the way up to 36 weeks.
See our packages. Please, note our Packages are NOT NEGOTIABLE and you will need to pay in full the requested session.
Yes, although Royal Baby Vision 2D&3D/ 4D services are only designed for low-risk pregnancies.
*Taking pictures or video recording the session is not allowed for privacy terms*. If you are interested on having videos with the baby ́s activities we recommend a Package which will include them.
This is an elective ultrasound ( Non-diagnostic Non-medical ) solely for entertainment and bonding experience with the baby, so,does not require doctor prescription.
The questions listed above are the most frequently asked questions about elective 2D&3D/4D photo and video ultrasound packages. Still If you have any questions that are not answered, please email us at email@example.com. We will answer your questions as soon as possible