Frequently Asked Questions…

2D ultrasound is the traditional and original method of viewing a baby’s organs and skeletal features. This method has been used for many years to check prenatal progress. 3D ultrasound uses more advanced technology to provide views of the surface images of your baby in great detail, capturing what is now referred to as 3D photographic images and 4D real-time moving images using the same frequency sound waves as traditional 2D ultrasound.

Recommendation is having the 3D/4D ultrasound scans between 23 to 34 weeks. However, for optimum results we recommend coming for a scan at 25 to 29 weeks, when your baby is more developed yet still has room for movement and plenty of fluid to project images.

It is preferable to wear a comfortable, loose-fitting two-piece outfit on the day of your scan. We recommend consuming a sugary fizzy drink and a chocolate bar approximately 20 minutes prior to your appointment to assist with baby’s movement; we also request that you have a full bladder.

Yes. However, as you may know, twins can get quite cosy in your womb and cuddle up to each other, so if you are considering a 3D/4D scan, the best time would be between 22 and 26 weeks. A multiple pregnancy surcharge of $50 apply due to the additional scanning time required.

Baby is boss! We always do everything we can to get the very best images possible, but each baby will scan differently depending on its age, its position, the amount of fluid present. To obtain a 3D/4D Ultrasound images, our waves need to travel through fluid. More fluid in front of baby’s face, means better quality. If the baby is right up against the placenta or the side of the uterus, the waves have to travel through these to and back from the face, causing a cloudy look.

Sometimes, if the baby is persistently facing downwards, towards the spine or if the hands and feet are covering the face, it may be difficult to achieve facial images. If this happens we may ask you to take a short stroll in order to get your baby moving. If baby is not cooperating in changing position in the appointment schedule time, we will offer you a complementary re-scan at our location in Menai. Or you can choice a 25% refund of your package price.

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. 3D/4D scans use exactly the same type and intensity of ultrasound as conventional 2D scanning. 3D and 4D ultrasound both utilize sound waves to look inside the body.
Yes, appointments are necessary, and a 50% deposit is required on booking. Deposit is fully refunded if cancellation is made more than 24h before the appointment..
Due to the fun and amazing nature of this scan, it is not considered a Medical scan. As such Medicare or Private Health Insurance can not be used.

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