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May I bring people with me to watch my
ultrasound?

Yes, we love people! However, depending on the
number, they may have to take turns.

Will I receive pictures of my baby?
Yes, if at all possible our sonographers try to give you at
least one – two pictures. The quality of picture depends on
many factors: how far along the pregnancy, position
of the baby, mother’s anatomy. In addition to pictures
we will give patients a CD of pictures, again this is subject
to previously mentioned factors.

Do I need to drink 32 oz of water one hour
before the scan?

A full bladder is necessary if you are under 12 weeks
gestation or 38-40 weeks gestation. It helps at other
gestational ages, but is not as necessary.



When is the best time to determine the sex?
At 24 weeks gestation, if the baby cooperates we
can see the gender (it can be seen earlier,
sometimes). We cannot guarantee we will be able
to tell the gender, but we will try hard to do so.


How early do I need to arrive for my appointment
and how long does it take?

It will take 5 minutes to fill out paperwork and the
scan is 20 to 40 minutes long.

May I eat before the ultrasound?
Yes, this does not effect the scan.

What do I need to bring with me?
Your ultrasound referral paper and your insurance
card.


How long is a Consult appointment with
the Specialist?

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist will spend
approximately 30 – 60 minutes, depending on
each patient’s finding/condition.