Current Covid Office Policy
Due to Covid, we are limiting the amount of guests attending the ultrasound sessions. Please limited the number to 4 guests plus mom. Masks are required due to state and local mandates. If you are coming in for the gender determination blood draw please only bring yourself.
What is the difference between 3D ultrasound and 4D/HD ultrasound?
3D is a still image while 4D/HD adds the dimension of motion so it looks like a video.
What is your facility like?
We pride ourselves on being an inviting, relaxing, comfortable, and spacious environment for you and your family.
Is 3D/4D/HD ultrasound safe for me and my baby?
3D/4D/HD ultrasound use the same frequency as your doctor uses in the normal 2D ultrasound. Ultrasounds have been used for over 40 years and there have been no proven side effects from its proper use. We strictly adhere to the FDA’s standards.
Do you accept insurance?
No, we do not accept insurance This is an elective non-diagnostic imaging session.
When is the best time to have a 3D/4D/HD ultrasound?
That depends on what you are looking to see. Many mothers like coming in twice, early on, 14-26 weeks, when they can see the baby as a whole, and then again at 26-34 weeks to see a more detailed face. Between 26 to 34 weeks, your baby develops more fat and gets a more defined face. After 34 weeks, it becomes more and more difficult to obtain good pictures since the baby is running out of room. However all babies are different and we have been successful in obtaining great images all the way up to 40 weeks.
How good are you at determining the sex of the baby?
At 14 weeks we can determine the gender with a very high accuracy. If you are over 14 weeks and the gender can not be determined, we invite you back for a free repeat appointment within 14 days. .
How can I be sure to get the best possible 3D/4D/HD pictures?
Most doctors recommend maintaining a healthy fluid intake, especially while you are pregnant. This will help to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear as well as full. There are many things out of the sonographer’s control like the baby’s position, the mother’s skin type and build, amount of amniotic fluid, etc.
What should I do prior to the 3D/4D/HD appointment?
Drink plenty of water even several days before your appointment to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear. About 5-10 minutes before your ultrasound, try to drink a fruit juice so that your baby will be awake during your session (unless you are told not to by your physician).
How long is the 3D/4D/HD ultrasound session?
Depending on the ultrasound package that you select, your session will last between 10 and 25 minutes. However, plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour at our studio so that we can send you home with memories to last a life time. It is best to arrive a few minutes early to fill out our paperwork.
Are family and friends welcome to join?
Yes! We encourage you to bring your friends and family to share this special moment with you. Children are also welcome Each locations varies slightly for space. Due to covid, please limit guests to 4 plus mom.
How can I pay for the ultrasound?
We currently accept major credit/debit cards and cash.
When do I get my 2D/3D/4D/HD pictures and or videos?
You receive your images and video following your appointment. Occasionally photo & video upload times can take a couple hours. However you do receive printed images in hand.
Will my doctor be contacted regarding my session at Sweet Pea Imagery?
We generally do not contact your doctor prior or post your session at Sweet Pea Imagery. In the rare event that we do see something that doesn’t look quite right to us, we will contact your provider and discuss. We want everyone to have a healthy and safe pregnancy. Sometimes having another set of eyes on the pregnancy can be a blessing.