When you arrive you will be asked to fill out some brief paperwork and pay for your apt. You will then be shown to a comfy, kid friendly waiting room until it is time for your Pink-A-Blue. The technician will call you into a Theater Viewing Pink-A-Blue room at your scheduled apt. time. You and your family will enjoy seeing your bundle of joy in panoramic view on THREE separate flat screen TVs!! Your entire experience at Pink-A-Blue will always be comfortable and professional.
Pink-A-Blue is conveniently located in Mandeville, LA. We are a short drive from New Orleans and anywhere on the Northshore! (Click for Directions)
In order to keep our facility in superb condition for you and any future customers we do not allow and food or drinks anywhere inside our facility. Furthermore Pink-A-Blue is a smoke-free facility, so please do not smoke within 25 feet of our entrance, or enter immediately after smoking.
At Pink-A-Blue we invite you to use your cell phone or tablet to FaceTime your loved ones during your appointment!
If you are having a 4D ultrasound, your Pink-A-Blue will usually last 20-25 minutes, however from time to time babies need a little time to get in the mood to be photographed and in this case your ultrasound can take up to 45 minutes.
If you are having a gender determination ultrasound, your Pink-A-Blue will last between 10 and 20 minutes. We will always book more time just in case your baby is camera shy.
To ensure you receive the maximum viewing time please do not be late to your scheduled appointment, if you are late and your baby is uncooperative we may not have time to get the baby to adjust into a favorable position.
Absolutely. We encourage you to share this amazing experience with family and friends. Pink-A-Blue has made every effort to provide a very comfortable atmosphere. You can have 12 people comfortably in the room with you, and if you have more than 12 they they are also welcome to join the fun! We don’t have a limit, but please be aware that you may all get crowded if you have 20 or more guests.
We have no problem with kids! After all, isn’t that what pregnancy is all about?! From time to time children are afraid of the dark ultrasound room, or seeing mommy on the bed. If this is the case with your child and he or she is crying please don’t feel they have to leave the room, our technicians have children too, and are used to hearing them cry.
We recommend that you call to schedule your Pink-A-Blue as soon as you decide this is something you are interested in doing. Our schedule for Saturdays and evenings fills up several weeks in advance, so you will need to schedule very early. If you want an appointment Monday through Friday during the daytime you should schedule about one to two weeks early. Our Staff will always try to get you in at a time convenient for you and your family.
4D ultrasound can be preformed at any point in pregnancy. You are welcome to have your Pink-A-Blue as early as 12 weeks however the baby’s appearance is a bit skeletal until about 24 weeks. By 27 weeks babies get much chunkier and you will be able to clearly make out any facial features. We have observed the best time between 27 and 34 weeks gestation; with 30 weeks being the most optimal. To see when is your best time check our pregnancy calendar.
Pink-A-Blue is open Monday through Saturday, and we also offer late night appointments on Fridays. We do work by appointment only, so you will need to schedule prior to receiving your Pink-A-Blue.
No. Currently insurance does not cover that cost of 3D or 4D ultrasound. Having a 4d ultrasound is a completely elective service, and should not take the place of your physician’s diagnostic ultrasound. Payment will be required at the time of service, however Pink-A-Blue ALWAYS has the most affordable packages.
We understand life is busy, and plans change…if you are unable to attend your Pink-A-Blue for any reason please call 48 hours in advance to either cancel or reschedule prior to your appointment. There are other moms just like you who would like to have your appointment spot if you can’t make it. If you miss your appointment without prior notice you will receive a bill for a portion of the ultrasound due to the fact that a technician will be present for your appointment.
Also, if your were required to pay a deposit for a Friday or Saturday appointment this is non-refundable. Therefore if you miss your appointment you will not receive any money back and it will not count toward another appointment. The deposit will be for that appointment only.