In most cases, you will. Sometimes babies are not in the mood to be photographed, and we can have a difficult time getting clear images of their face. If this happens, we will ask you to roll to either side, or get up and walk around. Most of the time, the baby will change his or her position and we will try again to obtain better images. We cannot promise that your babies pictures will look the same as ones you have previously seen, however we will always do our best to ensure the highest quality images possible.
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.
The key to safety is the qualifications of the sonographers performing the exam. Not all 4D/HDLive facilities have Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. At Pink-A-Blue Ultrasound we hire only ARMDS registered sonographers, to ensure you and your unborn child the safest exam possible. Furthermore extensive studies over the past 30 years have found that ultrasound has not shown any harmful effects to mother or baby. 4D/HDLive ultrasound uses the exact same intensity as a normal 2D ultrasound. No ultrasound uses any type of radiation or harmful agents; the images are simply created with the use of sound waves.
No! Absolutely not. Please remember that your Pink-A-Blue Ultrasound will be a completely elective, non-diagnostic exam, and should in no way be used in place of your physician’s diagnostic exam. A 4D Ultrasound should be considered both entertainment and a wonderful bonding experience.
With that being said, if anything abnormal is observed during your Pink-A-Blue, your OB/GYN will be notified. Our technicians goal is NOT to look for anything in particular other than getting you great images of your baby.
No, Pink-A-Blue does not have an OB/GYN on staff. We are an elective freestanding 4D facility. We are not located in a Dr’s office. Our environment is everything but clinical. We have been in business since 2007 and have observed abnormalities on many babies unfortunately. Our policy is to alert your personal OB/GYN immediately if we feel there is something of concern. By hiring medically trained technicians Pink-A-Blue is fully capable of performing an ultrasound without being overseen by a doctor. Furthermore, if any facility claims to have a physician on staff, I would question why, what is their purpose and where is this Dr located?! Is he/she is the 4D facility, is he/she in the same town for that matter? Does he/she actually look at every scan on a daily or even weekly basis? Will your OB/GYN be alerted if anything abnormal is observed?
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.
Good Question! First of all you need to understand that being Medically Certified means that the technician went to Diagnostic Medical Sonography school and has obtained a Certification allowing them to perform ultrasounds of any kind. In order to work in a Hospital or Doctor office an Ultrasound Technician must be have completed Sonography School. ALL of the ultrasound technicians at Pink-A-Blue have been to school for Ultrasound! This is extremely important because ultrasound school is where technicians learn the medical aspect of what they are doing, and allows them to diagnose problems when observed during your scan. While having a 4D Ultrasound should not be considered Diagnostic in nature, if something were to be noticeably wrong with your baby, you can rest assured Pink-A-Blue technicians have and will alert your OB/GYN of any problem they see! Some facilities have one Medically Certified technician on their staff so they can claim to have “experienced sonographers,” but they are not telling you the person doing your ultrasound may not be an ultrasound tech at all…they might not have ever been to school for ultrasound, or know anything about diagnostic ultrasound. This should be the most important thing to you when trying to decide where to have your 4D ultrasound preformed please ask when scheduling your appointment if ultrasound will be performed by a trained medical professional, or someone who learned on the job? Your OB/GYN is licensed, shouldn’t your sonographer be?
Your Pink-A-Blue will always be preformed by a medically trained ultrasound technician! Our full time tech CJ Jocham, is a RDMS sonographer in OB/GYN. CJ has a BS in Community Health from Florida State and a BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from the American College of Medical Careers. CJ underwent extensive training in 4D and Early Gender Determination under Lynn Hays of Sneak Peek Ultrasound in Lafayette, La and worked at Sneak Peek Ultrasound for 2 years prior to Pink-A-Blue.