WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 2D, 3D, 4D, AND HD ULTRASOUND?
2D ultrasound is the black and white typical ultrasound you see in your routine ultrasound.
3D ultrasound is a still, golden volume rendering of baby's face and body. It utilizes the same ultrasound waves and intensity as 2D and the computer compounds this information to create a surface rendering of baby.
4D is a 3D ultrasound in motion.
HD realistic view is 4D ultrasound with artificial skin tone and light to create realistic shadows and make baby look like they would in a photo.
IS IT SAFE?
Ultrasound technology has been studied over the past 30 years and has not been shown to cause any harm to the mother or baby. We adhere to FDA guidelines.
WILL THIS ULTRASOUND TAKE THE PLACE OF AN ULTRASOUND ORDERED BY MY DOCTOR?
No! Our ultrasounds are purely elective. We only obtain a limited diagnostic exam during your visit with us. Our main focus is to get you keepsake pictures, baby's heartbeat and estimated fetal weight. If we happen to notice any abnormalities we will of course reach out to your doctor to follow up with you.
WILL THIS ULTRASOUND BE COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?
No, we do not accept insurance because this is an elective procedure.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO KNOW GENDER?
No problem! We will attempt to avoid the baby's gender area throughout the ultrasound. We are also happy to notify a bakery of your choice of the gender or provide you with the gender determination in a sealed envelope. We also have confetti cannons available for sale!
WHO CAN I BRING TO MY ULTRASOUND?
whoever you'd like! Cape Coral has seating for up to 16 people! Naples has seating for up to 9 people!
*please see our Covid-19 tab for up to date guest restrictions*
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes we are only in the studio by appointment! Our listed hours are when we are available to answer phone calls. Please call, text or book an appointment online!
HOW EARLY CAN I HAVE A GENDER DETERMINATION APPOINTMENT?
We are able to determine baby's gender with 99.9% accuracy from 14 weeks and up!
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE A 3D/4D ULTRASOUND APPOINTMENT?
You are welcome to see baby anytime but we recommend 28-35 weeks for best full face detail! 4D ultrasounds early in pregnancy will not show facial detail but rather baby's entire body and limbs in motion.
IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD DO BEFORE COMING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Water! We recommend drinking water and only water for 3 full days leading up to your appointment. We say shoot for 2-3 liters of water per day for 3 full days leading up to your appointment to give us the best shot at getting clear pictures! More water means clear and plentiful amniotic fluid which is essential for good 4D imaging.
I’M HAVING TWINS! DOES IT COST DOUBLE?
We don't charge extra for twins! Please consider coming in around 28 weeks for facial detail with twins! Two babies take up more space which can make it difficult to see both babies as they grow!
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We use Samsung WS80A Elite Ultrasound Units equipped with the latest in technology, Feto-Realistic view HD ultrasound. Our units are replaced every 4 years to allow us to keep up with the latest and greatest in current ultrasound technological changes!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We love our pricing and we hope you do too! Our strong relationship with our local OB offices allows us to maintain everyday low prices. You may notice our prices are lower than our competitors. This doesn't mean you get less .... in fact you get more! We are the only elective ultrasound company in southwest florida with ARDMS licensed ultrasound techs! This means OB doctors and midwives love us and refer to us! This helps us keep our costs low! Our prices range from $80-$120 with 2 simple packages to choose from.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Bring a sweet drink and your doctor's info! *established prenatal care with a midwife or physician is required in order to use our services*
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
There are no refunds on any services or gift cards sold by Little Beginnings. We try to be extremely fair in our pricing and determining the quality of the imaging session you receive. Please read on below!
DO I STILL HAVE TO PAY IF I DON'T SEE BABY'S FACE?