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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FROM LOUISA

When is the best time to have my 3D/4D/5D?

We can achieve clear and realistic pictures throughout your pregnancy. Different stages of your pregnancy offers unique benefits. In the early stages from 18 to 25 weeks you can see amazing baby movements. After this stage there is less movement activity but facial detail is superior. If you are carrying twins, we recommend you to have your 3D session between 23-26 weeks of pregnancy. If you want to see the baby's face and body on the images, we recommend our Seeing You Grow package. If you are wanting clearer facial images, try our Getting to Know You packages.

Is 3D Ultrasound Imaging safe?

Extensive research has not found any harmful effects to either mother or baby.

How do I book an appointment?

The easiest way to see our live availability is to book online. Click book now/online and it will take you through to our step-by-step online system. Alternatively, if you have any further questions or any extra requirements - please call, email or send us a message on our socials and we'll be happy to help.

How is payment made?

Payment is made on the day of your appointment, at the end. Eftpos facilities are available and we accept Visa, MasterCard. OpenPay and cash. Unfortunately, we do not accept personal cheques.

What preparation is needed before the scan?

No need to attend with a full bladder, just try to keep well hydrated the day of your scan and the day prior.

Can my family and friends come with me to the appointment?

Yes, the large ultrasound Joondalup suite can comfortably accommodate up to 7 extra people. Babies and children are also welcome. There is a children’s play room to help entertain your kids whilst you wait and they may bring toys into the scan room to help you relax and enjoy your experience with us.

Can we always get good facial pictures?

Can we always get good facial pictures? Having your scan performed by our experienced, qualified ultrasound staff and state of the art technology does help to achieve good facial views most of the time. Unfortunately, certain factors are out of our control. Occasionally position of the baby, hand or cord near face, maternal size, position of placenta or location of amniotic fluid can restrict our success. If the baby’s face is completely hidden throughout the scan then a free additional appointment will be offered.

What happens if the sonographer suspect an anomaly?

You will not be informed of the sonographer’s suspicions. Your GP will be contacted. It will be their decision to advise a follow up diagnostic scan.

Do I need a Doctors referral?

No, Beautiful Beginnings 3D ultrasound is a non-diagnostic ultrasound service in Perth.

Do I need a diagnostic scan prior to coming to Beautiful Beginnings?

Yes you must have a normal formal diagnostic dating scan or nuchal scan prior to a gender reveal scan and a normal Anatomy scan prior to our getting to know you and watching you grow scans. GP details will be required at the time of your scan.

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