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What is an elective ultrasound?
An Elective Ultrasound is one that expectant parents choose to do and does not require a prescription or order from a Medical Doctor. They have been proven to provide a positive bonding experience for the mother, father, and family members with their unborn baby. These ultrasounds do not in any way replace the full diagnostic ultrasound you must receive at your doctor’s office.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes! We offer 15% off of any package to teachers, first responders, nurses, and active military personnel. This discount can't be combined with other offers and proof of occupation must be presented at the time of the session.
What is the difference between a 2d, 3d, and 4d ultrasound?
2D ultrasound is a black and white ultrasound that you are probably used to seeing at your doctor visits. 3D ultrasound adds another dimension to the 2D ultrasound, thereby giving you a better idea of what your baby looks like "in real life." 4D ultrasound adds the dimension of time, and is, in essence, a live 3D ultrasound. During a 4D ultrasound you will see your baby moving in 3D!
Is it safe?
Sweet Peek Sonography uses the same medical imaging equipment that is used by medical centers and hospitals and it as safe as the machine used over and over again at your OB’s office. Ultrasound technology has been studied over the past 30 years and has not been shown to cause any harm to the mother or baby.
Will this ultrasound take the place of an ultrasound ordered by my doctor?
Absolutely Not! All of our ultrasounds are elective and should never be done in place of a diagnostic ultrasound ordered by your doctor.
Will this ultrasound be covered by my insurance?
No, all the ultrasounds we perform are elective and therefore will not be covered by your insurance. You can pay in the form of cash or credit.
What if I don't want to know gender?
No problem! The area of the baby's gender can easily be avoided throughout the ultrasound. We are also happy to notify a bakery of your choice of the gender or provide you with the gender determination in a seal envelope.
Who can I bring to my ultrasound?
Sweet Peek encourages you to invite family and friends to share in this joyous experience of your ultrasound session. This includes the little one’s brothers and sisters! Please let us know approximately how many people you expect when you schedule your appointment.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, it is important that you contact us to schedule an appointment. You can do so on our Scheduling page or by contacting us at:
How early can I have a gender determination appointment?
You must be at least 15 weeks. If you are a fuller figured mom it is best to wait until 16 or 17 weeks as more tissue around the middle makes it harder to be confident right at 15 weeks.
When is the best time to schedule a 3D/4D ultrasound appointment?
The best time for a 3D/4D session is between 24-33 weeks. After 33 weeks your baby is a bit bigger and there is less amniotic fluid to help us get the best pictures.
Is there anything I should do before coming to my appointment?
Drink plenty of water! In order to get high quality pictures, it is important that you stay hydrated.
I’m having twins! Does it cost double?
No, you get two for the price of one! Just keep in mind, we can’t guarantee the highest quality images of each individual baby since they are sharing such a small space.
What type of equipment do you use?
Here at Sweet Peek we have invested in the highly-rated “GE Voluson 730 Expert” – State-of-the-Art System. It has the newest software technology, and will allow you to see your baby in 4D. It has been rated the best ultrasound machine and has been featured on NBC's Today Show and many commercials.
How much does it cost?
We have packages to fit just about anyone's budget. Please refer to our Services page for more information on available packages and upgrades!
What should I bring to my appointment?
Please be sure to bring a valid, government issued ID with you to your appointment.
What is your refund policy?
In rare instances, some babies do not cooperate on the first visit and we are unable to get the necessary shots. Our policy is to attempt up to two additional scans to obtain those shots. In the very unlikely event that we are still unable to determine the baby’s gender (Gender Packages 1-4) or get a shot of the baby’s face (3D/4D Experience Packages 1-4), we will refund the difference between the amount you paid and the cheapest package in the same category.
If you have any further questions, feel free to send us a message on the Contact page or reach us by phone at: 443-961-3385