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 in all of our sessions. Please remember 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. Check out our calendar to help you determine which week to schedule based upon your due date.
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, and gender determination is included in all our packages. We can determine gender starting 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 2 or 3 days before your appointment.
How many people can come with me to watch the session?
As many as you want! Our rooms are large enough to accommodate family members and friends. The more the merrier.
Do I need an appointment?
Do I need to bring anything?
Nope, just the baby!