Not all 3D/4D Ultrasound Centers are created equal. Pay attention to these factors before making your decision:
1. Quality Assurance. If you’ve never had a 3D/4D ultrasound, you may think that every ultrasound produces “brochure quality” images. There are many factors that determine the clarity of the baby. If your baby isn’t having a particularly photogenic day, ask if the clinic offers a “Take 2” opportunity which allows you to come back for another 30 minute session within two weeks for a second look. Ask to view samples of their past work as you would with any photographer.
2.The Environment. Having a 3D/4D ultrasound is a wonderful experience that many want to share with friends and family. Look for a center that offers a private room that comfortably seats 6-10 guests. Be sure that the rooms are quiet and tranquil – and how relaxing the atmosphere is in the scanning theater. Also be sure to look for a center that offers a live microphone in the room to capture the excitement!
3.Unparalleled Industry Experience. Experience is one of the most important factors in ensuring that you get great pictures of your baby. Choosing a center that has recently opened will greatly reduce your chances of getting clear images of your baby and will diminish your overall experience.
4. In the 3D Ultrasound industry, you get what you pay for. Many moms say that their ultrasound was the most special experience of their pregnancy! Choosing your ultrasound provider based on price alone will almost guarantee that your experience will not be what you dreamed it would be. The way you are treated, the warmth and professionalism of the staff, the environment of the location and the quality of your ultrasound scan are all extremely important factors that far outweigh an extremely discounted ultrasound package.
Whomever you choose, we wish you a happy, healthy pregnancy and delivery.