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Common Questions About 
3D and 4D Ultrasound

As a mother, whether this is your first pregnancy or tenth, you have many concerns for your child's health. 

We want you to not only have a great experience with us but to also feel good knowing that you made a safe choice.

Ultrasound has come a long way in the past 10 years.

While we are not a medical facility your health and your baby's health are of the upmost importance to us.

These are just a few questions we get asked often, if you have any other questions or concerns do not hesitate to call us!

What is Ultrasound?

A prenatal ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves that are transmitted through the abdomen via a device called a transducer. The soundwaves travel through the body to produce echoes. The echoes are then transformed into video or photographic images of your baby on the screen.


The ultrasound can be used during pregnancy to show images of your baby, including but not limited to; your baby's bones, facial features and organs including their heartbeat! 


Most prenatal ultrasound procedures are performed topically, or on the surface of the skin, using a gel as a conductive medium to aid in the image quality.  It may also be used early in pregnancy to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy (gestational age).

Will it hurt?

No. Jenny is very gentle and strives to make you extremely comfortable during your ultrasound. We may ask you to change positions by laying on your side to get optimal viewing of your baby. You may feel slight vibrations during the 4D  ultrasound session but this is not uncomfortable and some women do not even feel it. We even use warm gel so there is no shock to your growing belly. The only thing we want you to feel is extreme joy at seeing your little baby using 3D and 4D ultrasound.

What is the earliest I can find out my baby's gender?


Make sure to drink plenty of fluids leading up to your appointment: 
Drinking a lot of water will help make sure that there is enough fluid around the baby.  It also allows the amniotic fluid to be clear for optimal viewing in 3D and 4D Ultrasound.


Do not to eat 3 hours prior to your ultrasound appointment: 
Contrary to popular belief, after you eat your baby moves around for approximately 20-30 minutes and then falls asleep. Once asleep they are much more difficult to move if they are not in a good position. If you come to your appointment hungry your baby is more likely to be awake and give you better 3D and 4D pictures and video.

16 weeks!


Once your little miracle is 16 weeks gestation their genitalia is formed enough to be able to have an accurate reading. Before 16 weeks the genetalia can be mistaken.


At Miracles In The Making 3D 4D Ultrasound NJ, we have a 100% accuracy rate and would like to keep giving families the peace of mind they deserve. We pride ourselves on our quality of service and want you to go home feeling confident with our 100% guarantee!


This is an exciting time in your lives and we know it is hard to wait to find out the gender of your little one but trust us, it is worth the wait! 



How can I get the best photographs at my appointment?

Are my friends and family allowed to come to my ultrasound appointment?

Yes absolutely! This is a very special time that we want you to be able to experience with your family and loved ones. Children are welcomed as well! We can comfortably accomodate up to 8 people or more. We have 2 leather couches and a large 50'' TV for everyone to watch from. Mommy will also have her own personal monitor to see her little miracle in the making.

Do you accept insurance?

Unfortunately, insurance companies do not cover elective 3D and 4D ultrasounds or early gender determinations. Elective ultrasounds are intended for soley creating memories, keepsakes, and starting the bonding experience before your baby is born. We accept all major credit cards and cash payments for our services.

Is Ultrasound safe?

Yes. There is no evidence that ultrasound is harmful, if used according to the guidelines. Ultrasound has been used in pregnancy for over 40 years! The Ultrasound Technician will follow all the right guidelines to ensure that you and your baby are safe.


Having a 3D ultrasound will not affect your baby. Ultrasound sends sound waves through your womb (uterus), which bounce off your baby's body. The echoes are turned into an image on a screen, so your sonographer can see your baby’s position and movements. 

Studies have found no link between ultrasound and birth defects. Almost all women have at least two Ultrasounds during pregnancy. Women who are at high risk have Ultrasounds as often as once a week. That in itself may reassure you. During an ultrasound exam, the equipment generates a small amount of heat which is absorbed by the part of the body that's being scanned. Antenatal scans produce less than one degree C. This means they're fine for you and your baby.


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What is the difference between 2D, 3D, and 4D Ultrasound?

Traditional 2D ultrasounds produce black-and-white swirls and streaks for images, to identify the different parts of baby's anatomy.  2D Ultrasounds (black and white images) are what most people are used to seeing. For example, these images outline your baby's profile. With guidance from the Sonographer, the images can appear clear, and the experience can be rewarding. 


3D and 4D Ultrasounds use the same frequency as 2D Ultrasound typically used at your doctors office. 3D Ultrasound is simply a still image of your baby collected by sound waves in a three dimensional view. In 3D you will be able to clearly see your baby's facial features and characteristics. 4D Ultrasounds is the movement of your baby on screen in real time or in a video. Thanks to 3D/4D technology, now you don't have to wait until baby is born to feel the joy of seeing him or her for the first time.

When is the best time to have a

3D 4D Ultrasound?

In our experience, the BEST time for a 3D/4D Ultrasound NJ, is between 27 and 40 weeks. During this time the baby puts on a lot of weight and their individual features, such as the nose, lips, and eyes, are much more defined resulting in the best possible pictures.

Imagine seeing his or her little hands, a stretch, a yawn, or a kick. Their little mouth moving while practicing breathing can take your own breath away. If you have never experienced this, it is truly a sight that will help form an extra special bond between you and your baby. Imagine being able to see what your bundle of joy is really doing inside, even how big they are getting and what they look like.


In fairness, images can vary depending on the position of the baby, amount of fluid present, baby's gestational age, position, and the mothers’ body.


At Miracles In The Making 3D 4D Ultrasound, NJ we offer some of the best equipment in the business. We will keep you and your baby safe and give you the best pictures possible. In essence we strive to achieve the best experience for you during the care and imaging of your baby. 

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