Frequently asked questions
At My 3D Ultrasound, we believe that your experience should be exciting, relaxed and above all, fun. So while there isn't much you need to do to prepare for this amazing experience, there are a few things we think you should know before coming in.
If you have any concerns, or we haven't managed to answer all your questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 604-267-3387 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why choose My 3D Ultrasound?
My 3D Ultrasound is owned and operated by the same Radiologists who own Greig Associates diagnostic medical imaging centre. With years of medical training behind us you can rest assured you are in good hands at our accredited facility. Using the best equipment in the industry the same experienced Registered Diagnostic Sonographers who work at Greig Associates, will perform your 3D Ultrasound.
When is the best time to get a 3D/4D ultrasound?
While our Sonographers will do their best to obtain an image of your baby's face and provide you with the best images possible, image quality is dependent on a number of key factors such as the baby's position, amniotic fluid levels and maternal body build. 3D imaging can be performed between 20 and 32 weeks but the best images are usually obtained between 25 and 29 weeks. For twin pregnancies best images are obtained between 22 and 25 weeks.
Do I need to prepare for this appointment?
No. There is no special preparation needed but we find that a happy Mom makes for a happy baby so please try to come to your appointment rested and please be sure to have a snack before you arrive. You do not need a full bladder for this exam.
Can I find out the gender of my baby?
Yes, but if you would like to keep gender a secret please let us know.
Does your facility use certified ultrasound technologists?
Yes! Our Sonographers are also employed by Greig Associates Diagnostic Ultrasound department so you can rest assured that your scan will be done by an experienced, registered Sonographer.
Will you provide measurements of the baby or establish a due date?
No. Although My 3D Ultrasound is associated with Greig Associates, this is a non-diagnostic service, which does not replace any medical element of your prenatal care. You must be under the care of a health care provider and you will need to have completed the 17-20 week medical diagnostic ultrasound ordered by your doctor.
Is ultrasound safe?
Ultrasound has been used safely in obstetrics since the 1950s and there have been no confirmed adverse biological effects to mothers or their babies caused by exposure to ultrasound instruments. However, it is important that an experienced, registered sonographer performs your 3D scan and that you feel comfortable with the knowledge and expertise of the clinic that is providing the service.