Ultrasounds

3D/4D Ultrasound Packages:

We offer soon-to-be parents an opportunity to purchase a unique "photo opp" to see their new baby and have a keepsake. Not everyone wants the exact same experience and budgets are different, so we have two different packages.

Our goal is to capture the best "shot" possible at any ultrasound. To help create the best viewing environment we suggest you are very well hydrated prior to your appointment as this helps to maintain a good volume of amniotic fluid around your little one. This is suggested throughout your pregnancy and takes a several days to achieve and maintain. It is more than simply increasing your intake the day of, or even before, the appointment.

Week 26-30 Best Viewing (Between 18-20 weeks you will be scheduled for or have already had your anatomy ultrasound)

This is the ideal time to capture a full spectrum of your little one. There is still plenty of room to move and baby is typically not face down yet, so the likelihood of seeing their facial features is great!

Week 30-34 Still a Chance (After 34 weeks it is highly unlikely we will have the ability to capture adequate imaging)

As baby continues to grow and move into a birthing position of "head down" the window of opportunity is smaller for good viewing. They are a little more crowded and activity is limited.

Each session is in 3D & 4D with HD Live, recorded on a USB drive in several 8-10 second clips, with printed pictures

*Pricing is based on the time spent performing the ultrasound, therefore refunds for suitability or quantity of pictures will not be granted*

Package 1 - $100 20-minutes
Package 2 - $140 30-minutes

At the beginning of your 3D/4D appt the information above as well as the terms and agreements below will be presented to you as an acknowledgement and agreement to all information listed.

By purchasing the services provided by Comprehensive OB/GYN (practice) the patient agrees, and is subject, to all the terms and conditions stated herein.

A 3D/4D ultrasound performed is not a medical diagnostic study, therefore does not constitute a medical diagnosis, evaluation or treatment, and is not intended to substitute for, or augment, a standard diagnostic medical ultrasound. Patients must be receiving prenatal care with one of our physicians and have already had a separate diagnostic ultrasound to confirm a due date, screen for fetal abnormalities/anomalies, and evaluate any other pregnancy related complications before having a 3D/4D ultrasound.

Since the 3D/4D ultrasound provided is solely for non-medical and non-diagnostic purposes, the practice, its officers and employees assume absolutely no liability for the consequences of any suspected fetal anomalies or failure to diagnose, treat or advise about such suspected fetal anomalies. By proceeding with this service, you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the practice, its officers and employees from all liabilities.

If you are certain you do not want to know gender please inform your sonographer in advance so they are able to avoid "the area" however, Comprehensive OB/GYN and its employees assume no liability whatsoever for the inadvertent disclosure of gender.

During the ultrasound session, the sonographers will exercise their best efforts to ensure suitable pictures and/or video clips are obtained. The patient acknowledges, however, that due to circumstances beyond our control the quality or suitability of the pictures or video clips cannot be guaranteed. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, the position of the baby, placenta, internal organs, and amniotic fluid. Thus, the reason for not granting refunds for anything other than a discontinued session or time lost.

Resource for sonograms: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/prenataltesting/ultrasound.html

Hysterosonogram - This is also known as a saline infusion sonogram. This is a minimally invasive ultrasound procedure to evaluate the inside of a woman's uterus. We may recommend this procedure for a woman with unexplained vaginal bleeding or for concerns of infertility. During this type of sonogram, a small caliber catheter is passed through the cervix into the endometrial cavity and sterile saline is infused allowing improved visualization. This procedure assists in the detection of endometrial polyps, fibroids, atrophy, scarring, congenital defects or cancers.

Doppler Ultrasound - This sonogram will assist a physician in evaluating the blood flow to the ovaries, uterus or any abnormal findings. A Doppler can help differentiate masses from blood clots as well as to look for blockages to blood flow such as with an ovarian torsion. Additionally, a Doppler can help determine increased blood flow to masses, polyps or tumors to look for pelvic varicosities or aneurysms.

Bio-Physical Profile - A BPP tests the health of your baby during pregnancy. A BPP test may include a non-stress test (NST) otherwise known as fetal monitoring. The BPP measures your baby's heart rate, muscle tone, movement, breathing and the amount of amniotic fluid around your baby. A BPP is often done to monitor the baby's well being in complicated or high risk pregnancies. Our physicians will schedule this test for you at different intervals depending on your specific situation.

Pelvic Ultrasound - A pelvic ultrasound uses sound waves to construct a picture of the organs of the lower abdomen (pelvis). A pelvic ultrasound looks at the ovaries, uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes. A pelvic ultrasound can be performed in two ways:

1) Transabdominal whereby a small hand held device called a transducer is passed back and forth over the lower abdomen. A trans-abdominal sonogram can be used to detect pelvic masses such as fibroids or ovarian masses.

2) Trans-vaginal uses a transducer shaped to fit into a woman's vagina. This ultrasound is used to provide a good look at a woman's reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. A woman may have both trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal ultrasounds to look at the whole pelvic area.

Fetal (baby) ultrasound is where sound waves are used to evaluate a baby in the womb. The procedure causes no pain and is believed to be completely safe for the baby. Fetal ultrasounds are used to confirm your pregnancy and to exclude problems such as ectopic pregnancies. Additionally fetal ultrasounds can be used to determine the gestational age based on specific measurements of the baby. A detailed anatomic ultrasound, usually performed at 18 to 20 weeks, this evaluation helps to determine if the baby is developing properly and also helps us diagnose any malformations or abnormalities that may exist.

3D/4D Sonogram - 3D technology allows for still three-dimensional views of your baby in the womb. 4D technology allows for live-motion three dimensional views of your baby. Typically this technology is used in the presence of suspected fetal abnormalities. However, many people elect to have "keepsake" ultrasounds which are 3D/4D sonograms performed without a medical reason. Mothers and fathers have shared seeing their unborn baby really helps with the bonding.