Yes and No, many parents and grandparents wonder if they will be able to see the baby’s hair during their ultrasound. Unfortunately 4D/HDLive ultrasound technology cannot see any hair on the baby, however standard 2d (black and white) ultrasound can usually pick up strands of hair! Be sure to ask your medically trained and certified technician to check and see if your baby has any hair!
If you are overweight you should not be afraid to have a 4D ultrasound, however we strongly urge that you wait until after 32 weeks gestation to give the baby time to obtain more fat. If you are overweight you will need to have a VERY high level of amniotic fluid to obtain clear images of the baby. If you drink the recommend amount of water in the weeks leading up to your appointment there is no reason you should not be able to obtain great images!
You will leave with all the pictures, CD’s, and DVD’s that are included in your package. Depending on which package you choose it will take between 5 and 15 minutes to print all your items after your ultrasound is complete.
The most important thing you can do to ensure good pictures is to drink plenty of water (minimum of one gallon per day) in the days and weeks leading up to your scan! The more hydrated you are, the clearer the pictures will be! By drinking plenty of water you can increase the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. Unlike standard 2D ultrasound (black and white) 4D/HDLive ultrasound requires a significant amount of Amniotic Fluid in order to see the baby with great clarity. Without an ample amount of fluid you WILL NOT get good pictures of your baby. We understand this seems like a lot of water and a bit impossible, but it is the best thing you can do, and a sacrifice most moms are willing to make in order to obtain beautiful images. Other things that will effect the clarity of your images is the baby’s position, position of the placenta, and size of the mommy.
You can also try to pay attention to what wakes your baby up, and do that on the day of your Pink-A-Blue; for some moms this means eating a meal, for others it means having some fruit juice! Do whatever works for you and your baby so we can see him/her awake and in the mood to play! When babies sleep, they sometimes tend to roll over and face moms back, or bottom, and we cannot see their cute little faces. As long as we can see the baby’s face, the baby can continue sleeping.
We have observed at times even when parents are seeing beautiful pictures of the babies face, they are still hoping for more, such as seeing the baby awake and moving. Pink-A-Blue encourages you to try not to have this attitude because you may regret not enjoying this special time with you and your baby. We urge you to enjoy the fun and some of the funny positions your baby prefers rather than holding out for the perfect glamour shot. Remember most unborn babies sleep between 20 and 22 hours a day, so it is unlikely that your baby will be awake during your Pink-A-Blue. Even though he/she is sleeping, the baby may still yawn, stretch, suck its thumb or toe, and even stick its tongue out!
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 cannot speak for other facilities or their advertisements, but we can tell you that Pink-A-Blue customers are always overwhelmingly satisfied, and return to Pink-A-Blue for each subsequent pregnancy.
While scheduling your appointment, we always provide detailed instructions during our phone conversation about what you can do to achieve great pictures. When all instructions are followed we see incomparable results. However not everyone chooses to follow instructions and they may not get the best images of their baby.
Every 3 years Pink-A-Blue upgrades equipment to the latest brand new State of the art ultrasound machine, so we will ALWAYS obtain the best possible images of your baby! Pink-A-Blue also only staffs MEDICALLY CERTIFIED ultrasound technicians to perform your ultrasound, and that is why we can offer you much more than other facilities of our kind. At Pink-A-Blue you will not only see what your baby looks like, but you will also find out how much he/she weighs, if the baby has hair, what the heart rate is, and what position your baby is in…These are only a few examples of what you can expect from us! Don’t be fooled by false advertisement and promises, Pink-A-Blue remains to be the best in the industry since 2007…just ask thousands of our satisfied customers!
The digital album is actually an App for your smart phone or tablet with all of the images from your Pink-A-Blue!
The CD will have all of the still images taken during your Pink-A-Blue. The pictures are saved in JPEG format so you can use the CD to print more pictures, email, or post to FACEBOOK.
The DVD will record your entire Pink-A-Blue from start to finish. You can view your DVD on a DVD player or in most computers. If your package does not come with a DVD, feel free to add one or add extra copies for grandparents.
2D or 2 Dimensional ultrasound is standard black and white ultrasound like they use at your Dr’s office. With 2D ultrasound you will see the baby’s organs and skeletal system. This is very useful for measurements, heart beat, and to detect abnormalities.
3D or 3 Dimensional ultrasound redirects the sound waves as to show the surface of an object, in our case the surface of your baby! So you will be able to see the baby from the outside instead of its bones.
4D or 4 Dimensional ultrasound is when you are using 3D in Real Time, meaning you are viewing the baby live as they are occurring in the womb. So you will be able to visualize facial expressions, yawns, crying, sucking the thumb or toe, and much more.
HDLive is High Definition 4d!!!! HDLive is unlike anything you have seen in the prenatal imaging industry, and Pink-A-Blue is proud to be the first to make this amazing technology available to you at no additional cost!
At Pink-A-Blue we use both 2D and 4D & HD ultrasound. Our gender determinations will be done primarily in 2D with a Quick Peek of 4D/HD; and our 4D/HD ultrasound will only use 2D briefly to position the 4D/HD and measure your baby, therefore your Pink-A-Blue will be primarily in 4D/HD Real Time.