PROVIDING 4-D ULTRASOUNDS
An obstetrical ultrasound will be performed by a licensed ultrasound tech in order to evaluate the developing fetus and health of the mother. An obstetrical ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive procedure which uses sound waves to create an image of the fetus, placenta and amniotic fluid. Both doctor and parents can view these images on a computer monitor. Ultrasounds can be performed transabdominally, which involves moving a transducer across the skin of the lower abdomen, or transvaginally, which involves inserting a transducer into the vagina and rotating it for a comprehensive view of the fetus and surrounding organs.
Ultrasounds are performed during the following periods for these general purposes.
8 to 10 weeks for dating
18 to 20 weeks for anatomy checks
34 to 36 for estimated weights
One or two complimentary pictures can be provided upon request.
Ultrasounds requested that are not medically necessary, sex checks and 4D’s, can be performed but will result in a fee of $100 for a 15 minute period. Clear imaging of the baby cannot be guaranteed. Payment is required prior to the visit.
Women’s Health Center can also provide patients a “4-D” Ultrasound (may not be covered by insurance). Regular ultrasounds will give you an image of your baby, while 4D ultrasounds create a live video effect, which means you can watch your baby smile or yawn.