Ultrasounds

Packages for Baby View Sonograms

We offer soon to be parents an opportunity to purchase a unique "photo opp" of this once in a lifetime experience for their own keepsake or a gift for family and friends. Not everyone wants the exact same experience and budgets are different, so we have different packages specific to your needs. ** Let us know beforehand if you want to know the gender **

Our package sonograms are not diagnostic evaluations we will not be able to make any medical determinations during an elective viewing. Our sonographers are not physicians and whether you are having an exam that is ordered by the physician or scheduled as part of our elective packages they are not able to give an opinion on what they are seeing.

Package 1 – $80

  • 10 Mins – Get a quick peek and listen to heartbeat
  • Gender Reveal – If desired
  • 2D Scan – 2 black and white photos

Package 2 - $100

  • 20 Mins – Get a little more time to take it all in
  • 3D/4D Scan – 4 black and white photos
  • Session recorded on DVD

Package 3 – $125

  • 30 Mins – Full opportunity to see a variety of actions
  • 3D/4D Scan – 8 black and white photos
  • Session recorded on DVD

Week 16-20 – Gender Determination
If you desire to know whether you are having a boy or a girl you can set up an appointment for a "Quick Peek". This is a non-diagnostic sonogram. Keep in mind the best time to be assured we can say for certain what you are having is to be closer to 18 weeks.

Week 24-26 – Best Viewing
This is the ideal time to capture a full spectrum of your little one. There is still plenty of room to move and play and baby is typically not face down yet so the likelihood of seeing their facial features is great!

Week 28-30 – Still a Chance **Minimum charge of $50 if viewing or pictures are not possible
As baby continues to grow and starts to position head down the window of opportunity is small to get a good viewing of that cute little face. They are a little more crowded at this point so the activity is fairly limited. The sooner the better, so don’t delay.

Week 32+ - Very Small Possibility **Minimum charge of $50 if viewing or pictures are not possible
At this point we find baby all snuggled in every available space and it is typically cuddled up next to your cervix. We have successfully captured some images at this stage, but it is typically when baby hasn’t moved face down or we get the luck of the draw. Fingers crossed!!

Our goal is to capture the best "shot" possible at any sonogram. To ensure this we suggest you are very well hydrated prior to your ultrasound. When there is an abundance of amniotic fluid around baby you are able to see more detail. Unfortunately when that fluid is low the images tend to be a bit unclear. If you are scheduled for one of our packages you will be asked to pay for the services at the time of check in as we ask of all patients when receiving a service. If for some reason the level of scan is not attainable we will refund you a portion of your payment, however all package sonogram appointments will pay a minimum of $40. You will always get the time allowed for the package level you choose giving you the opportunity to listen to the heartbeat and watch your little one. More than likely you will still leave with images and/or a DVD.

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.