Do I need to schedule an appointment?
Yes. Sessions are by appointment only, please use our website to book online.
Is my 2D, 3D/4D or HD session covered by my insurance?
All ultrasounds at Secret Stork are elective, insurance plans do not cover the sessions since it is a non-diagnostic exam.
Will the images from my session be as clear as those on your website or google?
We try to obtain the best photos possible during your session however many times baby can be uncooperative and/or other factors may contribute to not obtaining clear, crisp images. There is no guarantee for full face images due to many factors. Keep in mind every scan can have varying results as every expecting mother and baby are different. Some scans can produce multiple 3D images while others can be a challenge to get 1 face shot out of your entire session. We are unable to promise that the 3D ultrasound images you receive will be comparable to those you see on our website/online, or that they will meet your expectations. The 3D ultrasound photos we are able to obtain are fully dependent upon your baby’s gestational age, placenta position, amount of fluid around babies face, and mother’s body habitus. We will make every effort to obtain the best images of your baby.
What if I am not satisfied with Secret Stork Ultrasound?
We strive to make every ultrasound at Secret Stork one that brings joy and excitement to your family. At times the ultrasound image quality can be effected due to the baby's position in addition to other factors, we will make every attempt to get high quality images, but on rare occasion we will have a customer return at a later date for additional imaging. Future re-scans will be offered & discounted at the discretion of the Sonographer.
My doctor told me to get an ultrasound at his/her office. Do I still need to go to that appointment/exam?
Yes, Secret Stork Ultrasound is an elective, non-diagnostic facility. Our ultrasound sessions are for entertainment purposes only and in no way do our exams take the place of a diagnostic ultrasound scheduled by your doctor. You should make sure to attend all diagnostic ultrasounds scheduled by your OB/GYN or primary care physician.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my session?
Drink LOTS of WATER, at least 3 days prior to your appointment date. This is very important to help in obtaining clearer images. There are many factors at play in obtaining clear images of your little one. Eat regularly; however, try not to ingest a heavy meal or eat anything that would make you gassy prior to the session. Sound waves don’t travel through air, light fresh foods the day before and day of your session is a good idea. Always follow your doctor’s nutritional recommendations. Remember: “You do not need a full bladder” but you MUST be WELL HYDRATED!
Is elective ultrasound safe for my pregnancy?
Ultrasound technology has been used to monitor pregnancies for over 30 years. This non-invasive exam uses no radiation. Instead, sound waves generate a photo from inside the womb. There is no evidence of ultrasound posing any risks to either the baby or mom-to-be. We encourage you to consult your OB/GYN if you have any concerns.
Can you tell me how much my baby weighs?
Yes! Our Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are able to provide you with a full set of measurements on your little ones. These measurements include estimated current weight, birth weight (30+ weeks), size percentile, due date, etc. The measurement package can be added to any ultrasound session.