Many mothers like to come multiple times during pregnancy to see their baby at different stages. Between 14-20 weeks to find out the gender & see the baby as a whole. Between 25-34 weeks we can see a more detailed face. The best time to see your baby's face is between 28 and 32 weeks, your baby develops more fat and gets a more defined face. Beyond 34 weeks, a baby may be too big. Imaging may or may not be successful and will largely be dependent on baby position and fluid. However all babies are different and 4D imaging can be successful up to 36 weeks. Twins are best between 24-27 weeks and will not be performed later than the 27th week.
Of course! We encourage you to bring your family and friends to share this special moment with you. Our ultrasound room can comfortably seat 6 people, but more are welcome if they would like to stand and watch. Children are also welcome at our studio.
*Please note that during this global pandemic we are asking you to limit guests to 3*
3D is a still image while 4D adds the dimension of motion so it looks like a video. With our Real Time technology you can see exactly what your baby is doing at that very moment. HD LIVE is the most cutting edge technology and gives technician ability to control lighting around the baby for spectacular imaging.
Most babies cooperate for us the first time but if your baby is shy for your entire visit, we will schedule you for one of our complimentary redo visits to try again within 14 days.
Yes. Gender determination is 100% OPTIONAL. If you do not wish to find out the gender of your baby, please let us know!
Drink plenty of water even several weeks before your appointment to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear. Water can improve the quality of an ultrasound image. About a half hour before your 3D/4D ultrasound scan, try to drink cold water or a fruit juice so that your baby will be awake during your session (unless you are told not to by your physician).
Fetal position is the number one determination of the image quality. Some babies come ready for viewing and great images are obtained. Others simply turn their back or cuddle up to the placenta or the uterine wall or insist on putting their hands and feet in front of their face. There are also many things out of the technicians control like the maternal size, amount of amniotic fluid, placenta placement etc.
We promise to make every effort to obtain the best possible images of whatever parts of the baby that can be seen. If the baby’s face is completely hidden throughout the session, we will reschedule your ultrasound within 14 days at no additional charge.
Depending on the ultrasound package that you select, your session will last between 20 and 40 minutes. However, plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour at our studio so that we can send you home with memories to last a life time. It is best to arrive a few minutes early to fill out our paperwork.
When it comes to safety there is no difference between 3D/4D and traditional 2D Ultrasounds used by your doctor because both ultrasound methods use the same kind of sound waves. Extensive studies over 30 years have found that ultrasound has not caused any harm to mother and her baby. Reassurance is provided by researchers who perform multiple prenatal ultrasounds from the early stages of pregnancy with no negative effects on the growth or development of the fetus.
We accept major credit/debit cards, and cash.
OHIP does not cover the cost of elective ultrasounds. However, some benefits do cover the scan, you will have to check with your insurance provider for details of your plan. Due to the fact that is an elective procedure and is not intended to be a replacement for a medical scan, this ultrasound is an upfront out of pocket expense to you.
Love at first sight 4D Studio offers ultrasounds for entertainment and keepsake purposes only. We do not screen for fetal anomalies or pregnancy-related issues. Our services should not be taken to be an alternative to the complete diagnostic ultrasound that your health care provider would order for your pregnancy.