What is 3D/4D ultrasound is it safe?
3D ultrasound is performed with ultrasound waves similar to the one used by the regular ultrasound but the machine receives the echoes in 3 dimensions and reconstructs the picture in 3 dimensions. 4D ultrasounds is similar to 3D but the 4th dimension is time. You do not see the pictures static you see it moving like a video clip. Consequently 3D/4D ultrasounds are very safe. It is as safe as the regular ultrasounds.
At what stage in pregnancy can I do my 3D/4D ultrasound?
The best time to have nice photos of the baby is between 28-32 weeks. At this stage the features of the face are fully formed and the baby is not too big to obscure seeing the face. Having said so, we can still do ultrasounds from 20 weeks till full term if the position of the baby and the amount of fluid around it allows it.
You can still do the regular 2D ultrasound before 20 weeks to see the baby and see the heartbeat and reveal the gender.
Who will do my ultrasound?
Dr. Layla Abouellail a senior obstetrician and experienced sonographer will be performing your ultrasound. She has over 30 years of experience in performing 3D and 4D ultrasounds. She is qualified from UK and certified by ARDMS and has practiced in Canada, UK and the Middle East.
I did my routine ultrasound in the hospital, why should I do 3D/4D ultrasound?
3D/4D ultrasound is an entertainment ultrasound and does not replace the hospital ultrasound. During your session with us you will have more time to see and connect with your baby in 3 dimensions. You and your family will be entertained by the actions of the baby, the elaborate photos and details that they don’t focus on during your traditional hospital ultrasound.
How many ultrasounds can I do safely in one pregnancy?
As we mentioned before ultrasound is very safe in pregnancy. It uses ultrasonic waves not X-ray, which has been proven to be safe. There is no limit to the number of ultrasound scans that we can do during pregnancy. Some high risk pregnancies might need weekly ultrasounds in the third trimester to monitor the well-being of the baby.
Is it guaranteed that I will have a clear photo and a confirmed gender?
In the occasional case where we are not able to clearly view the baby due to its position or the fluid around the baby, we will give you a free ultrasound session. We guarantee your satisfaction.
Is the 3D ultrasound covered by Insurance?
Check with your insurance provider, some insurance companies offer coverage.
Can I bring my family and friends?
Yes, at Mom 2 Bee we understand how important it is to share those magical moments with family and friends. You can bring your family and friends with you to your ultrasound session. We can live broadcast for those who are not able to attend.
Do I need to book an appointment?
Yes, this clinic is by appointment only. You can book appointments by calling our office or filling out the booking form here.