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May I bring people with me to watch my ultrasound?
Yes, we love people! However, depending on the number,they may have to take turns.
Will I receive pictures of my baby?
Yes, if possible, our sonographers will try to give you at least one – two pictures.
The quality of picture depends on many factors: how far along the pregnancy, position of the baby, mother’s anatomy.
In addition to pictures we will give patients a CD of pictures, again this is subject to previously mentioned factors.
Do I need to drink 32 oz of water one hour before the scan?
A full bladder is necessary if you are under 12 weeks gestation or 38-40 weeks gestation. It helps at other gestational ages but is not as necessary.
When is the best time to determine the sex?
At 24 weeks gestation, if the baby cooperates, we can see the gender (it can be seen earlier, sometimes).
We cannot guarantee we will be able to tell the gender, but we will try hard to do so.
How early do I need to arrive for my appointment; and how long does it take?
It will take 5 minutes to fill out paperwork and the scan is 20 to 40 minutes long.
May I eat before the ultrasound?
Yes, this does not affect the scan.
What do I need to bring with me?
Your ultrasound referral paper and your insurance card.
How long is a Consult appointment with the Specialist?
The Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist will spend approximately 30 – 60 minutes, depending on each patient’s finding/condition.