Your physician will order a Maternity ultrasound examination. The images are obtained by means of sound waves. Ultrasound is not an x-ray therefore no radiation is involved with the procedure. Another name for an ultrasound is a sonogram. These examinations may be ordered at the first visit to aid us in determining the most accurate due date of your baby, at between 19-21 weeks of pregnancy to assess the baby’s anatomy and at the doctor’s discretion. In most uncomplicated pregnancies, you will have 2 sonograms. Should you have any questions concerning ultrasonography, please discuss them with your referring provider before undergoing the procedure
Ultrasound imaging allows us to identify the position of the baby and to measure your baby’s size. The integrity of internal organs can be evaluated, although not all organs can be visualized by ultrasound. While the examination is useful for identifying certain abnormalities, we want to strongly emphasize that ultrasound is not capable of ruling out all possible problems related to pregnancy. Therefore, even if you have a sonogram with a normal finding, we caution that this is not a guarantee that all abnormalities have been ruled out. Your physician will discuss findings of your ultrasound with you.
Sex determination by ultrasound is not 100% reliable. Determination is best done between 19-21 weeks gestational age. Even then there are factors which may prevent visualization of fetal gender including fetal position and the thickness of the mother’s abdomen. Sex determination is not part of the routine medical examination. When the sex is easily seen we will be delighted to advise you.
While ultrasounds can be entertaining, because this is a medical procedure, only one visitor is allowed with you. We respectfully request you do not bring children as it can be very distracting to the technician. Also, please understand that during the exam itself, there can be no recording devices in use. We ask that you kindly turn off all cell phones prior to entering the ultrasound room. The exam will be recorded by our equipment and we are happy to provide you with a DVD copy of the images for a $3.00 fee. Please let your ultrasound tech know if you’d like a DVD prior to the start of the exam.
We can do non-medical ultrasounds at a private pay charge which is due at time of service. Your charge is for a 10-15 minute appointment and 2 prints. There are no guarantees made for these ultrasounds and the money will be due even if unable to visualize your baby. Please let a staff member know at your appointment check-out if you’d like to schedule a visit for a non-medical ultrasound as they must be scheduled in advance.
Early gender reveal (after 16 weeks) $86.00
Sneak Peek prior to 18 weeks $60.00
Sneak Peek after 20 weeks $75.00
4D Ultrasound $100.00