We offer elective 2D, 3D & 4D prenatal ultrasounds to provide a positive bonding experience for the mother, father and family members with the unborn baby. We feel that realistic surface images provide a connection between the parents and baby that can be beneficial to the whole family. We make no claims that 3D as used in this examination is performed to better assess the baby for abnormalities. A routine ultrasound examination should have already been performed to assess the gestational age of the baby and to evaluate for fetal abnormalities as well as the basic components of fetal anatomy recommended for screening.
Does this take the place of an ultrasound at my doctor’s office?
Absolutely not! Women seeking an elective prenatal ultrasound with My Carolina Baby, LLC, must already be receiving treatment with a healthcare provider for prenatal care and have already undergone a medical ultrasound ordered by their provider to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues. Please note, at no time is this exam to be used in place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound.
Is it safe? Are there any risks to me or my baby?
Extensive studies over 30 years have found that ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby. In 3D/4D scanning, exactly the same type intensity of ultrasound is used as with conventional 2D scanning-both utilize sound waves to look inside the body. Our ultrasound technicians have been specifically trained in 2D & 3D/4D technology and have mother and baby’s health and safety first in mind.
Can I bring other people to my appointment?
Yes! We encourage you to bring family and friends with you to your appointment. We want your loved ones to be able to share this special experience with you.
Are you able to determine the sex of the baby?
Yes, in most cases. We can’t however guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. Certain factors such as body issue content, developmental stage and fetal position all affect the ability to determine sex.
Will my baby ultrasound be covered by insurance?
Not at this time. Because our baby ultrasound is considered to be elective and is not intended to replace your doctor-ordered ultrasound. Our ultrasounds are an out-of-pocket expense. You may conveniently pay online under the scheduling tab.
How much does it cost?
We have many different packages available. Please see the services tab.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes. All ultrasounds require an appointment. Please visit our scheduling tab.