Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to drink extra water before my ultrasound?
Hydration is the key to getting quality pictures. It's is very important to be hydrated for your ultrasound. Start drinking extra water 3-5 days before your session. Drinking a bottle of water before your ultrasound will not be enough to increase and clear the amniotic fluid.
Also, if you have to drive a long way to our studio, plan on arriving 30 minutes early, eat something sweet, and take a walk around the parking lot or office building to wake the baby up.
What is the difference between 2D, 3D, 4D, HD, and 5D Imaging?
2D, 3D, 4D, HD, and HDLive are trademarked terminology used in the industry to distinguish the different types of pictures and videos that can be provided.
2D ultrasounds are the traditional black & white ultrasounds. The pictures show the skeletal structure of the baby. You can also see the baby moving. This is the type of ultrasound that was probably used for your diagnostic ultrasound.
3D imaging shows the tissue (skin) of the baby. These are the images that look like pictures of your baby rather than pictures of your baby's skeleton. You can see the roundness of the baby's face, the shape of the nose and the contours of the lips. The color is computer-generated to enhance the pictures and make them more appealing.
4D/5D/HD imaging is a video where you see the baby moving with amazing clarity. We capture still photos from the video. 5D/HD is software that is used to smooth out the picture and make it a sharper image.
Some 3D ultrasound facilities offer Limited Diagnostics. Do you offer diagnostic ultrasound?
"Limited Diagnostics" refers to gender determination, the position of the baby, the position of the placenta (unless low lying) and heart rate. We are happy to offer this service for free in all of our sessions. Please note, this is not meant to replace your complete diagnostic ultrasound with your healthcare provider.
Are ultrasounds safe?
Ultrasounds have been used since the 1950s. Many extensive studies over this time have shown that ultrasounds are not known to cause any harm to mother or baby. Discuss with your OB if you have any concerns. Many Oklahoma doctors carry our business cards to give to their clients.
When is the best time to schedule my appointment?
We can perform ultrasounds at any time during your pregnancy. However, the best time for 3D/4D images is between 28-32 weeks. After 32 weeks we can still get good pictures but the baby starts to get crowded. Click the button below to help you determine which week to schedule based upon your due date and what service you are wanting to have with us.
What type of training do you have?
All our imaging techs have been specially trained to do prenatal ultrasound imaging. We use state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment specifically calibrated for O/B and fetal imaging.
Will you be able to tell if the baby is a girl or boy?
Yes! We offer DNA Gender Determination starting at 6 weeks and by ultrasound at 14 weeks.
Do you offer any military discounts?
Yes, you can receive a free heartbeat bear or $10 off any of our Keepsake packages.
What if my baby is hiding and I don't get good pictures?
Anticipation Ultrasound offers a See Your Baby Guarantee! If your baby is hiding, come back another day for free!
Do I need to have a full bladder?
No, a full bladder is not necessary, but being well-hydrated increases the transparency of the amniotic fluid which greatly affects the clarity of the images. If you want to maximize the likelihood of getting great images, drink plenty of water for the 3 to 5 days before your appointment.
How many people can come with me to watch the session?
You may bring family and friends to share in your joy. The more the merrier! We have seating for 6 but more are welcome. We require all adults to wear masks due to Covid-19.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes. Our sessions are by appointment only. You should schedule your appointment online from this website.
What form of payments are accepted?
We accept credit and debit cards and cash. We do not accept insurance.
When will I receive my video and pictures?
At Anticipation Ultrasound we use the technology of Baby Stream Live to deliver your video and images digitally, straight to your smartphone. You will receive links to the video and images within an hour of your session. This technology also allows you to let your family and friends that cannot attend your session view the ultrasound as it is happening. Call the studio ahead of time to set up for live video streaming.