Q: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT ULTRASOUND SCANS?
Q: ARE YOU ABLE TO TELL ME THE GENDER OF MY BABY?
By Ultrasound : Starting at 14 weeks
We offer Gender Determination packages starting at 14 weeks (although many claim they can guarantee at 13 weeks, we feel it’s worth the wait for just a week or so to get a better outcome).
By Blood Test: As little as 8 weeks!! Results within 2 days
Hey Baby offers the “Sneak Peek” method that can determine the gender at only 9 weeks! This blood test is available by appointment on Wednesdays between 12:00-3:00 only. We have a licensed phlebotomist that will take a quick blood draw and then we send off your sample to the company and you will receive your results in only 2 days!
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
Please, HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE for at least 2-3 days before the scan. This is for your benefit, and will allow for the best possible picture. You don’t have to have a full bladder during the scan, so don’t worry we won’t make you suffer!!
We REQUIRE that you bring with you proof of your first appointment with a doctor.(A receipt, appointment card, first ultrasound picture, etc.)
**Women weighing over 200 pounds should try and wait until 16-17 weeks for best results of gender determination. Now is not the time to worry about what the scale says, just save that energy for a healthy and happy pregnancy!
Q: IS THIS THE SAME ULTRASOUND THAT DOCTORS USE?
YES! we actually do have the same high-definition ultrasound technology that doctors use but we only do elective prenatal ultrasounds, strictly to capture those precious pictures for entertainment only. Hey Baby Ultrasound does not do any diagnostics or give any medical advice whatsoever. We however, can let you know the gender, how many babies, the position of the baby, and the location of the placenta, along with confirming the heartbeat.
In fact, we require proof that you have first seen a Doctor before you come visit us at Hey Baby Ultrasound. This can be your first 2D scan picture, but a receipt from your appointment or proof of payment to your doctor is required. We just want to make sure that you start out in your pregnancy first and foremost by being seen by a qualified physician.
**Please note: our ultrasound scans should never be used as a replacement of a diagnostic ultrasound by your doctor.
Q: DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
No, unfortunately, we do not accept insurance. The ultrasounds we provide are elective. They create lifetime memories for your family, but unfortunately are not covered by insurance.
Q: WHAT IS AN ELECTIVE ULTRASOUND?
When you find out that you are about to begin that special journey as a mom, we feel that an elective ultrasound is the first step in creating one of life’s defining moments. When you first lay eyes on that precious little baby all snuggled in your womb, it’s impossible to explain with only words. A picture starts the bonding process not only for Mom but for the whole family. Many of us would’ve loved to look back at the first glimpse of our humanity inside our Mothers wombs. It truly is a memory created for a Lifetime.
Q: IS IT SAFE?
Yes! At Hey Baby Ultrasound, we’ve done over 6000 scans. Ultrasound technology is simply soundwaves bouncing off solid matter and has been used for close to 40 years here in the United States. Routine scanning is done by almost every doctor in America and Hey Baby Ultrasound has the exact safety standardized and tested equipment with the latest technology. It is an amazing technology. We provide 2D, 3D, and $D ultrasounds. 2D is a still shot of the baby, 3D is a 3 dimensional still shot, and 4D includes movement. When we describe an ultrasound as HD we mean high definition, and when we say 3D/4D ultrasound that means that its a three dimensional picture with movement.
Q: WILL I ALWAYS GET A PERFECT PICTURE OF MY BABY?
While we try our best to provide you with the most wonderful pictures of that beautiful baby of yours, sometimes they can be a little uncooperative!! We usually get great pictures, but as you can imagine, on any given day, those little stinkers like to sometimes hide behind the placenta or just don’t want to come out and play. If we think we can get a good scan by encouraging Mom to get up and maybe have some juice or chocolate to get baby to wake up, we will try, but we can’t let our schedule get too far behind for other customers. We do offer one free re-do if it appears we just aren’t going to get a decent picture. This needs to be scheduled on another day within a week please; we will try again but cannot guarantee perfection.
Q: CAN I BRING MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
Yes! We encourage you to bring your friends and family to your Hey Baby Ultrasound. This is such a wonderful experience that we couldn’t imagine not having your loved ones there to share the memory. We can comfortably sit between 4 and up to 6 after that it gets a little cozy. Children under 3 might need to have Dad or Grandma or a friend keep an eye on them to let Mom be able to get the most out of the Ultrasound.
Q: DO YOU OFFER ANY GENDER REVEAL ITEMS FOR SALE AND CAN WE HAVE OUR GENDER HIDDEN FROM US FOR A PARTY LATER?
Yes! At Hey Baby Ultrasound, we have a few items for sale including balloons and some miscellaneous items to take home. We will certainly help keep baby’s gender a secret by placing the picture in a secure envelope that you can take home and enjoy the special event with your family at a later time.
Q: WHAT ARE THE BEST TIMES TO SEE THE BABY?
It is always fun to see the baby especially at the gender determination appointment but to actually see those little chubby cheeks we recommend 26+ weeks. You can, of course, decide what works best for you.