Frequently Asked Questions
At what stage of my pregnancy should I visit?
Anytime after 14 weeks for gender determination. For best images we recommend visiting at 28-32 weeks, although we are still able to get beautiful images later in the pregnancy.
We recommend Mom's with twins visit around 27 weeks. Twins can still be done at 14 weeks.
What factors determine the quality of my images?
The most important factor is the position of the baby. Another critical factor is the amount of tissue between the probe and the baby (heavier set, or more full figured mothers should book their session at 32-35 weeks for more vivid photos). Other critical factors include the location of the placenta, the amount of amniotic fluid (the more the better); you will need to be well hydrated two days before your session. Keep in mind all babies love to cuddle and most of the time they have their hand near their face sucking their thumbs or rubbing their eyes. You will not need to have a full bladder for your ultrasound session, we will ask you to empty your bladder before your session begins.
However it is vital that you drink water as recommended, as the quality of the image depends on how well hydrated you are. (We recommend 5 glasses of water a day 2 weeks prior).
How Far in advance should I book my appointment
We realize this is an exciting time and you are anxious to see your baby therefore we try our best to accommodate your schedule.
What is 5D and HDLive?
It’s like comparing a new iPhone to an old flip phone.
3D and 4D scans are in use in most studios and hospitals presently and have been for many years.
3D refers to your baby’s photo’s which usually are a sepia or orange tinted colour with a grainy pitted surface.
4D is the actual movement of the baby as seen in a Video.
5D & HDLive is an amazing New Technology that allows you to see the baby as you would looking at the person standing next to you, producing life like images that are pinkish skin colour having a smooth surface with a realistic natural image. HDLive lights up the baby’s face giving a spectacular view of baby’s expressions like yawning and smiling.
This New Technology give us the ability to produce 5D & HDLive Photo’s and Video’s and sets Unborn Images far above all other studios still using old 3D 4D technology.
Unborn Images is the Only Studio in Niagara Offering HDLive and 5D Ultrasounds
Is it safe?
The HDLive & 5D is used by the world's finest prenatal clinics and is as safe as the ultrasound machine used at hospital/clinic's. Ultrasound technology has been the subject of hundreds of clinical studies over the past 30 years and has not been shown to cause any harm to the mother or baby. We urge you to speak with your doctor about the safety of ultrasound.
Do I need a referral from my Doctor?
No, you do not need a note from your doctor. We do require, however, that you be receiving active prenatal care and encourage you to speak with your doctor. In no way can Unborn Images ultrasound be substituted for a diagnostic or medically indicated ultrasound. We do not take measurements or determine due dates.