What to Expect
Before Your Visit
This is a Non-diagnostic, elective ultrasound appointment and it is recommended that you have already had an ultrasound and/or initial visit with your OB/GYN prior to your visit with us. We do not offer any medical advice or diagnosis pertaining to your pregnancy!
Please keep in mind that every body is different, and while our Sonographer will try to get the best images possible, factors such as maternal body habitus, amniotic fluid, placenta, and baby’s position can influence the clarity of the images. At Sneak Peek 3D, we strive to make your experience as memorable as possible. You are welcome to bring in family & friends. We offer plenty of seating both in our ultrasound room and our private back room.
Be sure to DRINK! DRINK! DRINK! PLENTY OF WATER in the DAYS or even WEEKS leading up to your appointment. Staying hydrated helps to Increase and clear up the amniotic fluid surrounding your baby! More fluid in front of baby’s face= clearer images! This is especially important for 3D/4D/HD Imaging!
Here is a list of our FAQs should you have any additional questions!
The Day of your visit
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 10 MINUTES EARLY to your scheduled appointment time to fill out any necessary paperwork. Arriving late may take away from your session time OR result in a reschedule. Also, be sure to bring your photo ID.
- 7-14 Weeks: Make sure that you are AT LEAST 7+ weeks! This is important as we do NOT offer a return if it is too early to see! We also recommend that you have had an appointment with your OB/GYN already. Drink approximately 24 oz of fluid 1 hour before your exam without voiding. This helps the technician obtain a clearer image of baby earlier on in your pregnancy. For early visits, baby is extremely tiny. Although ultrasound is considered safe, we try to limit the energy emitted to the fetus by measuring the heartbeat without sound (M-Mode) or by only playing the heartbeat for a brief moment.
- 15+ Weeks: We start Gender Determination at 15 Weeks. Visiting sooner than 15 weeks (No earlier than 14!) will forfeit the FREE return if Gender cannot be determined. This is important for accuracy although the gender is not 100% guaranteed. Sometimes certain factors such as baby’s position or the umbilical cord can hinder the ability to determine gender within the given time frame. While we try to take extra time with these exams and do our best, If our tech is not confident in the determination, we may offer for you to return once at no additional charge.
- 26+ Weeks: This is a good time to see your baby in action! At this stage, they like to put hands/legs in front of their face. We may suggest drinking a juice or milk shake prior to your visit to get the baby moving around. (As long as you do not have any restrictions from your physician)
- 30+ Weeks: This is a great time to see baby’s facial features, smiles, yawns, etc, as well as seeing baby in HD! We also offer weight estimates and see if baby has hair! If baby is not usually active during the time of your appointment, you may drink a juice or milk shake to get baby to move around more (As long as you do not have any restrictions).
*Please note that our Gender packages focus mainly on gender. 3D/4D images usually take longer to achieve due to baby’s size, etc, therefore, if you are NOT looking to find out the gender, you cannot purchase a gender package to receive a cheaper price. Keep all of this in mind as you plan your visit for your 3D/4D Ultrasound Session at Sneak Peek 3D, and Please do not hesitate to contact us with ANY questions or concerns! Should baby not cooperate, we may offer a redo visit at no additional charge. Thank You!*
After your visit
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