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2D, 3D 4D & HD Live Ultrasound FAQ

4D Special Delivery is proud to be a part of creating a memory that will last a lifetime.  We have been providing non-diagnostic prenatal 3D 4D ultrasound and HD Live Ultrasound for entertainment and bonding purposes for many years, serving thousands of families.  We use top-of-the-line ultrasound machines to provide the highest quality ultrasound images.  We have a large screen plasma television display so that you and your guests can enjoy this precious moment together.  To learn more about 3D ultrasound please review the below information.

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FAQ About Ultrasounds

For many years sonography was limited to 2D (2-dimensional) cross-sectional scans through anatomy. Now 2D imaging has been extended into 3D (3-dimensional) scanning and imaging. The 2D mode is the traditional ultrasound mode, usually seen in the doctors office, with a black and white image. The 2D mode is mainly images of the baby’s bones and the fluid. The 2D mode is usually used to see the baby’s gender, and when the baby is younger in age. The 3D mode on the ultrasound machine is the images where you can see the baby’s facial features in the color mode. You will be able to see your baby smile, blink, and yawn. The 3D mode is the mode you use for obtaining the still images in color of your baby’s face. The final mode, the 4D mode, is real time 4D Live Motion Imaging, and it is the continuous three dimensional scanning of the baby. The 4D mode is the mode to obtain the live 3D images in moving form producing a DVD for you to bring home to your friends and family. Keep in mind 2D, 3D and 4D are features/technology on the ultrasound system that produce images. 2D technology is the black/white technology and is used for gender determination and to listen to the baby’s heartbeat. 3D ultrasound produces color still shot pictures. 4D ultrasound , in simple terms, is 3D in movement. So if your baby is sucking his/her thumb, crying, yawning, etc. you will see his/her movements and gestures in the color technology. In order to capture all of this 4D ultrasound movement, you will need to make sure you have chosen a DVD option.

We pride ourselves on being an inviting, relaxing, comfortable, and spacious environment for you and your family. We are also located in up-scale retail locations rather than sterile looking office buildings.

Ultrasound has been used for over 30 years in obstetrics with millions of images produced. Numerous studies and medical research has shown no known adverse side effects when used properly. There is no increase in sound waves used in 3D 4D ultrasound over 2D ultrasound (the mode used in the physician’s office). Our machines are new, and well maintained set with the OB Application in place and with energy limits set by the manufacturer below FDA limits. All of our sonographers have completed the diagnostic ultrasound program and are diagnotstic medical sonographers being either ARMDS licensed or eligible. Our sonographers have completed extensive 3D 4D ultrasound training to provide the safest exam possible and obtain the best photos of your baby. To see the positive outcome of 3D 4D ultrasounds in pregnancy, click the link below to see the positive bonding that can happen with this incredible technology:

That depends on what you are looking to see. Many mothers like coming in twice, early on, 15-26 weeks, when they can see the baby as a whole, and then again at 25-34 weeks to see a more detailed face. Between 26 and 32 weeks, your baby develops more fat and gets a more defined face. After 34 weeks, it becomes more and more difficult to obtain good pictures since the baby is running out of room. However all babies are different and we have been successful in obtaining great images all the way up to 39 weeks.

No, we do not accept insurance because this is an elective procedure.

At 14 weeks we can determine the gender with a very high accuracy. If you are over 14 weeks and the gender can not be seen, we invite you back for a weekday return appointment and we will rescan you for free within the next 14 days. The need for a return visit is usually due to the baby’s position.

Most doctors recommend maintaining a healthy fluid intake, especially while you are pregnant. This will help to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear as well as full. There are many things out of the sonographer’s control like the baby’s position, the mother’s skin type and build, amount of amniotic fluid, etc.

Drink plenty of water even days before the appointment to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear. About a half hour before your 3D 4D ultrasound scan, try to drink a fruit juice so that your baby will be awake during your session (unless you are told not to by your physician).

Depending on the ultrasound package that you select, your session will last between 10 and 25 minutes. However, plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour at our studio so that we can send you home with memories to last a life time. It is best to arrive a few minutes early to fill out some paperwork.

Yes! We encourage you to bring your friends and family to share this special moment with you. Children are also welcome!
Our ultrasound room can comfortably seat 10 people. The ultrasound is projected onto a large flat screen TV so that everyone is able to see with ease.

We currently accept cash.

5-10 minutes after your session has ended.

Yes, of course. You are required to visit a doctor and have a diagnostic medical ultrasound of your fetus prior to visiting our office. Our services are purely for entertainment. We provide only non-diagnostic ultrasounds. A diagnostic medical ultrasound exam with your physician will determine the proper development of the fetus and check for any anomalies. We want to be assured that you are being seen by a licensed physician and getting the proper testing done for you and your baby.

All of our technologists are trained and experienced in performing 2D/3D 4D Ultrasound and HD Live ultrasounds. They are all SDMS certified technologists and ARDMS board certified who have taken the didactic and clinical training programs for performing safe obstetrical ultrasounds. Our technologists have extensive 3D/4D ultrasound experience in getting the best possible images for you and your family.

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Our Happy Clients

They are AMAZING here! I have been to several other 3D/4D ultrasound places in the past and they are the cream of the crop. I wish I would have known about them with my first baby! They really took their time to try to get the best photos for me. The onsite staff is extremely professional and friendly and the call center representatives are VERY knowledgeable and patient. They answered all my questions and took the time to make me feel comfortable with my experience. The theater viewing is wonderful and they offer the HD ultrasound-the latest and greatest. I’m taking the time to notate my experience because I wasted my money/time going to another place before I found out 4D Special Delivery and got a very different experience and unclear photos to boot. 4D Special Delivery is the only place I will be going from now on.
Yasmeen G

Me and hubby are 100 % satisfied and were super happy to see our baby girl. The tech who I forgot to get her name was the best. She was super friendly, sweet, and knows what she is doing.

I called two weeks in advance to schedule an appointment, the day before I received a call to remind me of my appointment, and on the day of I received a text message with a picture of the building and its address and descriptions of near by buildings.

Once we arrived we were greeted and taken inside the room within 5min. The facility was SUPER clean and the room had a large sofa with a large tv screen for guests. It was also clean and very well maintained. Once inside the room the tech started the ultrasound, the baby was positioned too close to the placenta so it was a bit difficult however the tech was so awesome she was able to get great pictures. She was patient and took her time at no point did she rush me or tell me my time was up, infact she went over 10min and didnt stop untill she got enough pictures for us. We recieved a CD with 72 images and we got about 35 really good ones, not the tech fault it was because of position of baby. We also received a Teddy Bear wit the baby’s heart beat, it sounded very clear. The pictures were also very clear and were printed on good paper, it was not cheap paper but it wasnt the best either.

Overall we LOVED this place and will definitely come back here again and for all our future babies. I would 100% recommend this place to every pregnant women I know and see. This is a great place Thanks a bunch to the tech and I hope everyone else finds the review helpful!

Zulema C

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