Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR MY 3D/4D/HD LIVE APPOINTMENT?
The best time for 3D/4D ultrasound is between 26 – 34 weeks. However, 3D/4D can be done as early as 9 weeks. During this early development stage, the baby can be seen wiggling or even flipping over.
WHO CAN I INVITE TO MY ULTRASOUND?
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO PROVIDE FOR THE ULTRASOUND?
A TV, clear space around your couch or bed where the ultrasound will take place and access to the back of your TV to connect a HDMI cable to the ultrasound machine.
How do I prepare for my ultrasound?
Wear loose, fitting comfortable clothing. If you are less than 20 weeks pregnant, drink 24 ounces of water 45 – 60 minutes before the session. If you are more than 20 weeks pregnant, be well hydrated.
How long will the ultrasound take?
The ultrasound can take anywhere between 20 – 45 minutes, depending on how cooperative the baby is, and which type of ultrasound is being done. Time will be spent looking at all of your baby, so you won’t feel rushed.
WHAT IS 2D, 3D, 4D, & HD LIVE ULTRASOUND?
- 2D ultrasound produces a black and white image that monitors your baby’s well-being and their anatomy throughout pregnancy.
- 3D ultrasound creates a three-dimensional image of your baby, providing depth and dimension. It allows you to see your baby’s features, such as their face, hands, and feet, in more detail compared to traditional 2D ultrasound. Think of it as a static, still image.
- 4D ultrasound adds the element of time. It captures real-time video clips of your baby’s movements, allowing you to see them in motion. Witness their gestures, yawns, and even see them sucking their thumb.
- HD Live ultrasound represents the latest advancement in ultrasound technology. It offers high-definition imaging, enhanced clarity, and realistic color representation. The images are incredibly detailed, providing a more lifelike and immersive experience. It allows you to see your baby with exceptional clarity, capturing their expressions and tiny movements with stunning precision.
DOES THIS REPLACE THE ULTRASOUND DONE AT MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE?
Our services are an enhancement, while your provider ordered ultrasound is vital for your medical care.
WHAT CAN I DO TO AFFECT THE IMAGE QUALITY?
Drink the recommended 8 – 12 cups of water per day throughout pregnancy. The more hydrated you are leading up to your ultrasound the better because ultrasound waves travel best through water.
Is there a best time to see the baby move?
No, every baby is different. Eating prior to your ultrasound will help keep the baby active.
WHEN CAN I FIND OUT THE gender?
Gender can be identified as early as 13 weeks into the pregnancy. If, during the initial ultrasound, the gender cannot be determined, we are happy to schedule a follow-up appointment at a later time to try again.
*Please let us know if you want to keep the gender a secret so it can be secretly hidden in a card.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ULTRASOUND PICTURES?
Within 1-2 days via a photo sharing app.
WHAT IF I HAVE A LATEX ALLERGY OR OTHER FORM OF ALLERGY?
All the products used are latex free. For additional allergy concerns, please contact us for further details.
DO YOU HAVE KEEPSAKES AVAILABLE?
Yes, heartbeat animals and additional printed photos are available for purchase. Heartbeat animals are stuffed animals with a recording of your baby’s heartbeat.
ARE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE?
Yes! Contact us today at 701-581-3554 to purchase a memorable present for this remarkable journey.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
No, since this is a non-diagnostic ultrasound, we are unable to bill insurance.
IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR TWINS or MULTIPLES?
Not at this time.
Are deposits required when scheduling a session?
Yes, to secure your appointment, a $100 non-refundable deposit is kindly requested. Cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled time, unless due to an emergency, will forfeit the deposit. The deposit will be deducted from your session’s total cost.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELATION POLICY?
Please call to reschedule or cancel your appointment as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.
If canceled within 48 hrs. notice, the deposit is nonrefundable.
WHat is New Beginnings Imaging Travel Area?
NBI offers services within a 25-miles radius of Minot, North Dakota. For locations beyond this area, an additional mileage fee will apply. If you are located outside of the 25-mile radius, we kindly request you to call us to schedule an appointment or reach out to us through our contact page.