Ultrasound

The physicians of Hawthorne OB/GYN Associates are proud to offer an experience for expectant parents with our 3D/4D ultrasound system.

You already love your baby sight unseen, but now you can see detailed images of your baby’s features and movements. Seeing your unborn child for the first time is sure to touch your heart.

These true-to-life real-time images help you bond with your precious little one.

The latest in fetal imaging allows you to view your baby during a relaxed, personalized, and unique non-diagnostic ultrasound, creating a magical moment you can preserve for a lifetime.

We offer:
· A 30 minute 3D/4D session
· Photos of your baby
· Images of your baby on CD
· Gender determination – if requested
· Guests of the expectant parents are welcome – we can accommodate up to 6 guests

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is 3D/4D ultrasound?
A. 3D/4D ultrasound provides surface depth to the images obtained. As far as ultrasound is concerned, 3D/4D is the latest ultrasound technology. It takes three-dimensional ultrasound images and adds the element of time to the process. This allows you to see your unborn baby in amazing real time detail so that your baby’s movement can be captured in life-like 3-D images.

Q. Is there any risk to me or my baby?
A
. Over the last 30 years, ultrasound studies have been conducted and have not shown any harm caused to mother or baby. In the United States, it is now accepted and normal to have routine scans. Complicated or high-risk pregnancies often require multiple ultrasounds. 3D/4D ultrasound is the same intensity as conventional 2D. Ultrasound works by sound waves that enter the body through the transducer that is placed on the mother’s abdomen. The generated echo is what creates the images you see. Please address any concerns with one of our obstetricians.

Q. What is the best time in pregnancy to have a 3D/4D ultrasound?
A
. Before 28 weeks, babies have a more skeletal appearance. Therefore, we recommend that you schedule your 3D/4D experience between 28 and 30 weeks to obtain the best image of your baby’s face. Successful 3D/4D imaging depends upon your baby’s position, size, fluid and movement. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee image quality due to these factors.

Q. Will this 3D/4D ultrasound take the place of my scheduled diagnostic ultrasound?
A
. No. This is an optional service and does not replace any of your prenatal care. You must presently be under the care of one of our Hawthorne providers to take advantage of this service.

Q. Do you accept medical insurance?
A
. 3D/4D is a non-diagnostic service and will not be covered by your insurance. The patient is responsible for payment at time of service. We accept cash, MasterCard and Visa.

Q. Do I need an appointment?
A
. Yes, please call our office at 768-3632 to schedule an appointment several days in advance.

Q. May I invite my friends and family to attend?
A
. Yes, we can accommodate up to six visitors. If siblings come, please bring a family member to care for them.

Q. What if my baby is uncooperative and we are not able to obtain high quality images?
A
. We make every effort to obtain high quality images. However, sometimes the baby is not in a favorable position and we are not able to satisfactorily obtain the images desired.