Beautiful Beginnings Motherhood Center3D/4D Ultrasound Imaging In Westchester County, NY
Posted February 24, 2009on:
Ultrasound News from Scarsdale, Westchester County, NY
Beautiful Beginnings Motherhood Center
969 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583
We are conveniently located on Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale with hassle free parking. We are in the shopping center directly next door to Buy Buy Baby and also very close to Babies “R” Us.
Beautiful Beginnings Motherhood Center was created by qualified ARDMS* certified Sonographers in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, who wanted to offer expectant parents a bonding experience in our private, soothing and comfortable atmosphere. We are proud to announce that we are the first elective 3D/4D facility serving Westchester County with State-Of-The-Art technology.
*ARDMS- American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonogrphy
Our unique facility encourages prenatal bonding by providing a non-diagnostic Ultrasound viewing with 3D/4D technology, focusing on creating memories that will last a lifetime. Invite family and friends to share this magical moment with you, as everyone watches the “Newest Star” on the big screen TV. Bring far away families closer, by sharing live action DVDs and photos.
Our goal is to provide you with the greatest experience possible during this most memorable time of your life!
We look forward to meeting you, your family and your new baby. We would like to make your experience in seeing your baby for the first time one you will always remember.
We recognize that many Medical Institutions may not offer the 3D/4D Ultrasound technology or have the time in their diagnostic schedules to do what we can in an elective session. Beautiful Beginnings Motherhood Center combines cutting edge technology with a family theater environment, to bring you incredible images of your unborn baby. We offer an unparalleled bonding experience you and your family will carry with you for a lifetime.
*Expecting mothers wishing to have an elective ultrasound performed MUST be under prenatal care for her pregnancy. Elective ultrasound is NOT intended to take place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound, or any other type of care required by your healthcare provider.
*If at any time we are suspicious of a possible abnormality, your doctor will be notified.
Q. What is an elective prenatal ultrasound?
A. We offer elective 2D, 3D & 4D prenatal ultrasounds to provide a proactive, positive bonding experience for the mother, father and family members with the unborn baby. Realistic surface images provide a connection between the parents and baby that can be beneficial to the whole family. A medical, diagnostic ultrasound should have already been performed to assess the gestational age of the fetus and to evaluate for fetal anomalies, as well as the basic components of fetal anatomy.
Q. Does this take the place of an ultrasound at my doctor’s office?
A. ABSOLUTELY NOT! Women seeking an elective prenatal ultrasound at Beautiful Beginnings Motherhood Center must already be receiving treatment with a healthcare provider for prenatal care and have already undergone a medical, diagnostic ultrasound ordered by their provider to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues. Your imaging session at Beautiful Beginnings Motherhood Center is strictly an elective ultrasound. Please note, at no time is this elective experience to be confused with, or used in place of, a diagnostic ultrasound.
Q. Is it safe? Are there any risks to me, or my baby?
A. Extensive studies conducted over 35 years have found that ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby. Routine scanning of all pregnancies is now normal throughout the United States . These routine scans would be considered highly irresponsible if there were even a small risk to mother or baby. In 3D/4D scanning, exactly the same type and intensity of ultrasound is used as with conventional 2D scanning. 3D and 4D Ultrasound both utilize sound waves to look inside the body. The technology is similar to radar. A probe placed on the body emits sound waves into the body, listens for the return echo and generates an image. 3D/4D ultrasound will be similar to a conventional scan in terms of sound exposure.
Q. Do I need an appointment?
A. Yes, appointments are necessary for all of our services.
We require 24 hour notice to cancel an appointment. We will not reschedule your appointment without a 24 hour notice.
Q. How long does the 3D/4D ultrasound take?
A. Depending on the package you choose, the 3D/4D ultrasound session will last between 15 and 30 minutes. How far along should I be before I have a 3D/4D ultrasound? If you plan on having only one 3D/4D ultrasound session, we would recommend having the ultrasound performed between the 25th and 34th week of the pregnancy.
Q. Will I always get a beautiful picture of my baby?
A. Usually, but not always. Sometimes if the baby is looking face down, i.e. towards your spine, it may be difficult to see the baby’s face. Other factors that can influence the images are gestational age, amount of amniotic fluid, and maternal obesity. We will be happy to discuss with you our policies and your options should your scan be difficult to obtain.
Q. Can I bring my family and friends?
A. Yes. In fact, we encourage our clients to invite family and friends to attend the elective 3D/4D ultrasound session. This is a joyous and wonderful experience, one that can be shared with your family and loved ones.
Q. Are you able to tell the sex of the baby?
A. Yes, in most cases we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby. We can’t however guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. Certain factors such as body tissue content, developmental stage and fetal position all affect the ability to determine sex.
A. At this point, insurance does not cover the costs of our ultrasounds. Since this is an elective procedure and is not intended to be a replacement for your doctor ordered ultrasound, you will need to pay the cost of this ultrasound as an out of pocket expense. We accept cash, Mastercard and Visa.
A. We use the state-of-the-art GE Voluson 730 Expert to complete all ultrasound sessions. The GE Voluson 730 Expert has been seen in GE television commercials and many printed articles from around the world. This machine is the finest 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound machine available anywhere. Please note, many organizations claim to use “state-of-the-art” equipment, when in fact they use older or inferior technology.
A. We have packages to fit just about anyone’s budget. Please refer to our Ultrasound Pricing page for more information on available packages.