What is the difference between 2D, 3D, 4D and HDlive ultrasound?
A 2D ultrasound is most often the ultrasound that you will get at your doctor’s office as part of your routine prenatal care. It visualizes the baby in planes (or layers). The images are in black and white. It is often used to determine baby’s heartbeat and anatomy or determining gender.
A 3D ultrasound is a three-dimensional “still” view of your baby in color. It is like a photograph. The results provide an amazingly clear view of the baby. You can see surface detail such as their adorable little noses and precious little toes. You can even see bits of their hair growing! It’s that amazing!
A 4D ultrasound streams 3D ultrasound images together into “real” time live motion, which can be captured on video. With 4D imaging, or “3D Live”, you can capture what your baby is actually doing; every kick, smile, stretch, or yawn. Just imagine that! You could actually see your baby’s first smile before he or she is ever even born! This is what makes 4D imaging so great, it allows for you to develop such a special connection with your baby before it is even born. You no longer have to “imagine” what he or she will look like…you will know!
HDLive is an industry leading technology that brings anatomical realism to the next level. It uses a light source that gives the best depth perception, clarity and most details of the baby.
What is an “elective” ultrasound?
Do I still need to get an ultrasound at my doctor’s office if I have one at Prenatal Miracles?
Do I need a note from my doctor saying it is OK for me to get an elective 3D/4D ultrasound?
What if I want an ultrasound but I don’t want to know the gender (sex) of my baby?
When is the best time to schedule my ultrasound?
We are happy to give you the bonding experience with your baby anytime after 10 weeks. Between 15 weeks and 24 weeks is the best time to see the entire baby at once and to get gender determination (if desired). This produces a more exciting video because there is more room for your baby to move around and be active. Prior to 26 weeks, babies have not yet started putting on fat, so they won’t have that “Gerber Baby” look you might be expecting in 4D, however, you will get to see their entire body when they are moving. It’s very exciting!
Between 27 weeks and 34 weeks of pregnancy is the best time if you plan on having only one 4D ultrasound. This is when you will see facial features best. You’ll be able to pick out daddy’s chin, mommy’s lips, and big sister’s adorable little nose. Our absolute favorite time for face images is between 28-32 weeks.
For full-figured mothers, it is best to schedule between weeks 27 and 32 of pregnancy.
After 36 weeks space can become an issue and it becomes more difficult to obtain high quality pictures. The baby may also be facing your spine, preparing for birth.
**Please note: If you are having twins or multiples, the best time for 4D face images is between 24-28 weeks. You are welcome to come anytime but there is less room with multiples which can make it more difficult to obtain good images.
What do I need to do before my appointment? Do I need a full bladder?
You do not need to have a full bladder for this type of ultrasound (thank goodness!). However, we do ask that you hydrate yourself well (with water) the 3 days before coming in for your ultrasound. It will maintain your amniotic fluid level, which will result in improved clarity and better images. We recommend eating food right before your appointment to help stimulate your baby for the session.
What should I expect during my ultrasound?
Who will perform my ultrasound?
Do you have a physician on staff?
Can I bring family and friends? What about children?
Is the 3D/4D ultrasound covered by my insurance?
What type of payment do you accept?
How much will the ultrasound cost?
Do you have gift certificates?
What is your cancellation policy?
Should you have any questions that have not been answered, please call us at 757-961-PEEK (7335) or send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the cost of SneakPeek Clinical?
$129. You may upgrade for $20 and get your results 1 day early between 4pm – 8pm Eastern Time.
I’ve previously had a boy. Will that skew my results?
Clinical studies have shown that fetal DNA clears from mom’s bloodstream between a few hours to 2 days after birth.
I’m having twins. Can SneakPeek determine fetal sex for each one?
In the case of identical twins, if male DNA is found, then both babies are boys. If no male DNA is found, then both babies are girls. For fraternal twins (or more), finding male DNA will confirm at least one baby is a boy, but cannot distinguish if the second is a boy or girl.
Do hormone disorders such as PCOS affect my results?
SneakPeek is a DNA-based test, so hormones do not impact results.
Do blood thinners affect my results? SneakPeek looks only for the presence of Y chromosomes and is extremely sensitive and accurate. No blood thinners or other drugs are known to affect SneakPeek gender results.
Is this test safe?
SneakPeek Clinical is a non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT), and it’s safe for both mother and baby.
How quickly can I get my results? Your sample is mailed to SneakPeek Labs via Priority Mail Express (overnight mail).
Standard customers: Expect your result email between 1-5pm Eastern Time the day after your sample is received by SneakPeek.
For $20 Upgrade you can become a Fast Track customer and receive your results a day faster. Expect your result email between 4-8pm Eastern Time the day your sample is received by SneakPeek.
If your blood sample was taken on Saturday, you will receive your emailed results on Tuesday 1-5pm Eastern time. If you upgrade $20 to Fast Track you will receive your emailed results 4-8 pm Eastern Time Monday.
If your blood sample is taken Wednesday evening you will receive your emailed Saturday 12-5 pm Eastern time. If you upgrade $20 to Fast Track you will receive your emailed results Friday 4-8 pm Eastern Time.
If your blood sample is taken weekdays during the morning you will receive your results 2 days later. If you upgrade $20 to Fast Track you will receive your emailed results the next day 4-8 pm Eastern Time.
Are results guaranteed?
How are results given to me?
You’ll get an email from email@example.com with the subject line “Your SneakPeek Results Is In!”
Be sure to check all your folders including promotions and junk mail in case your email filters redirects it.
SneakPeek Clinical is the most accurate early gender test on the market. If the test result does not match the gender of your newborn, you’ll receive a full refund.
Does a prior miscarriage affect my results?
Clinical studies have shown that fetal DNA clears rapidly from the maternal bloodstream, within 1-2 days. Therefore, a miscarriage will not affect your current results.
Can gender results be sent to a different email address?
Yes! You have the option to provide your email address and a Results email address. So if you don’t want your gender results to be sent to your email- no problem!
How is my privacy protected? We know your DNA information is personal. To protect you privacy:
- SneakPeek tests only for baby’s gender. No data is gathered about disease states or other health-related information.
- After the test is run, your DNA sample is disposed of by a professional chemical management company in compliance with federal standards.
- SneakPeek never shares your results with anyone other than the email address you provide.
Where can I learn more? Visit www.sneakpeektest.com
Link to SneakPeek pregnancy calculator: https://sneakpeektest.com/pregnancy-calculator/
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