Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an elective ultrasound?
An elective ultrasound is a non-diagnostic ultrasound done for entertainment purposes only. We offer elective 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasounds.

Q: What is the difference between 3D ultrasound and 4D ultrasound?
3D is a still image and 4D is a 3D image in motion/real time.

Q: Is ultrasound safe for me and my baby?
Ultrasound has been used for over 40 years and there has been no indication of any harmful effects done to the baby or mother from the ultrasound. The FDA has standards in place for the use of ultrasound. Here at Peek-A-View Baby 3D/4D we strictly adhere to those standards.

Q: When is the best time during pregnancy to have a 3D/4D ultrasound?
Well that depends. We recommend having your ultrasound done around 24 to 34 weeks in the pregnancy for the 3D/4D ultrasound. Later in the third trimester it becomes more difficult to obtain good pictures due to the size/position of the baby, however, every baby is different and we have been successful in obtaining great images all the way up to the due date.

Q: When can I find out my baby’s gender?
We can determine gender starting at 15 weeks.

Q: What if I do not want to find out gender?
If you want to keep the baby’s gender a surprise, not a problem! The area of the baby’s gender can easily be avoided throughout the ultrasound.

Q: What will determine the quality of the images?
There are many factors involved in obtaining clear ultrasound images. Some of the following factors may challenge the ultrasound session, like fetal position, maternal body habitus/maternal tissue, amniotic fluid volume, and also placental location. However, we will do our best under all circumstances to obtain the best images of your little one.

Q: What if my baby does not cooperate during my ultrasound?
With many years of ultrasound experience we have lots of tips and tricks to get your little one to move but if your baby does not cooperate throughout the appointment we will schedule you to come back for another appointment at no extra charge.

Q: If I am having twins can I have a 3D/4D ultrasound?
Absolutely! We recommend having the ultrasound done between 22 to 26 weeks for the best chance at capturing both babies. We will do our best to obtain images of them together, however please keep in mind that twins are much more difficult to photograph.Q: What is an elective ultrasound?
An elective ultrasound is a non-diagnostic ultrasound done for entertainment purposes only. We offer elective 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasounds.

Q: How do I prepare for the ultrasound?
If you are in your first trimester we recommend that you come with a full bladder. Also we recommend that you stay hydrated with water several days prior to your appointment.

Q: What makes you different from the other 3D/4D ultrasound places?
At Peek-A-View Baby 3D/4D we travel! We have a portable ultrasound machine that we can take anywhere. If you are having a gender reveal party or a baby shower we have party packages. If you are interested in the party packages give us a call.

Q: Do you accept health insurance?
No. We perform elective non-diagnostic ultrasounds for your entertainment and therefore it will not be covered by your insurance.

Q: How can I pay for the ultrasound?
We accept cash and major credit cards.

Q: Can I have my family and friends with me?
Of course! This is a special bonding experience that you and your loved ones will never forget. Our ultrasound room is big enough to accommodate large groups. Please let us know approximately how many people you expect to bring with you for your appointment.

Q: Do I need an appointment?
Yes. We schedule by appointment only. We have evening and weekend appointments also.