Frequently Asked Questions 2017-08-29T22:32:03+00:00
What is 2D, 3D, 4D ultrasound? 2017-08-29T22:35:05+00:00

2D is the traditional method used for years. They provide flatter, two-dimensional, black and white images of your baby.

3D ultrasound is an advanced method which captures a true, three-dimensional image of your baby, often allowing the ability to see specific facial features and well-defined formation.

4D scans show moving 3D images of your baby, with time being the fourth dimension.

Are ultrasounds safe for my baby? 2017-08-29T22:35:13+00:00

There’s no evidence that ultrasounds are harmful to the baby or mother. Ultrasounds have been used for decades in pregnancies.

Will my insurance pay for the Bond with Baby Ultrasound experience? 2017-08-29T22:35:21+00:00

No, elective ultrasounds are not covered by insurance. We accept cash and credit cards. No checks are accepted at this time.

Does this ultrasound take the place of an ultrasound at my doctor’s office? 2017-08-29T22:40:48+00:00

ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Expectant mothers using our services need to be under the active care of a physician or midwife. Although we do not require a note from your medical provider, Bond with Baby Ultrasound reserves the right to contact your provider. This ultrasound does NOT scan for fetal anomalies. This ultrasound is solely the purpose of entertainment and bonding with your baby and is NOT a diagnostic ultrasound.

Do I need an appointment? 2017-08-29T22:41:01+00:00

Yes, please call us or book online.

Will you be able to tell me if it’s a BOY or GIRL? 2017-08-30T00:12:59+00:00

After 16 weeks the baby is forming more tissue. In the event your baby is being shy, we will provide a complementary re-do within 2 weeks of your original scan.

What kind of ultrasound equipment do you use to perform the 2D, 3D, 4D ultrasounds? 2017-08-30T00:13:28+00:00

We use the state of the art GE Voluson e6 to complete all ultrasounds. Only the GE Voluson generates 3D images with amazing clarity with 4D and HD Live imagery of your baby in motion. Our equipment allows you to see your baby in live motion unlike any other on the market today!

Will my pictures be perfect? 2017-08-30T00:13:40+00:00

We would like to tell you yes, but not every ultrasound will be perfect or clear. There are many factors outside of our control. Some factors include, the position of the baby, the maternal tissue, amniotic fluid and placenta location. We give no guarantee that your pictures will be perfect. We do give you our promise we will make every attempt to work around the parameters set before us.

Is the price more for twins or multiples? 2017-09-08T00:26:55+00:00

Yes. Add an additional $40 per baby (fetus).

Can I bring my family and friends? 2017-09-08T00:27:47+00:00

Absolutely! Bond with Baby Ultrasound is designed with you being able to bond with your baby with the people you select to be present. Our unique ultrasound studio is a cozy and relaxed environment! It comfortably seats 15-20 people.

Where is Bond with Baby Ultrasound? 2017-09-08T00:28:11+00:00

We are located in Ankeny, Iowa. The ultrasound studio is adjacent to the main house. It is located in a redesigned tiny house. It’s so cute and a perfect intimate setting to help you relax and bond with your baby! Entrance to the ultrasound studio will be through the white gate.

What do I need to do to prepare for the Bond with Baby Ultrasound Experience? 2017-09-08T00:28:37+00:00

Be hydrated a week prior to your ultrasound. A sugary drink consumed approximately 20 minutes before your appointment (unless you have gestational diabetes/ diabetes) sometimes helps baby be active. You are not required to have a full bladder for this appointment.

Is there a discount for being a repeat customer in the same pregnancy? 2017-09-08T00:29:02+00:00

YES! A $20 discount is applied for selecting Bond with Baby Ultrasound during the same pregnancy.

Could Bond with Baby Ultrasound help me with my Gender Reveal Party? 2017-09-08T00:58:53+00:00

Definitely! Contact us directly (515)422-6797 and we can discuss how you envision the event. Then we can design the event to your specifications.

When is the best time to do my 3D ultrasound? 2017-09-15T03:12:53+00:00

24-31 weeks
For twins, 22-26 weeks