What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is also known as a sonogram, and uses high frequency sound waves to create an image. At Oh, hey baby! we use ultrasound to take live images of your baby inside the womb.
What can I expect during my ultrasound?
Ultrasounds are non evasive, and are completely safe. It is a comfortable and painless procedure.
During the ultrasound, a small amount of gel will be applied to your stomach, then the technician will gently move the probe over the same area. The images will be displayed on a monitor or screen, allowing you to see your baby in the womb.
Is this type of ultrasound safe for my baby?
Rest assured, ultrasounds are safe for your baby. With all ultrasounds there is no radiation or harmful agents used by Oh, hey baby!
The pictures you see, are created using high frequency sound waves.
Is this a medical scan?
No. It’s important to understand that our ultrasounds are not medical scans – they are used for photography imaging only.
They are completely elective, allowing you to capture images of your unborn baby to treasure and share with family and friends.
Oh, hey baby! cannot provide any medical advice or diagnosis in any way.
We always strongly recommend that you have had your most up to date medical scan before coming to us, as any abnormalities would be noted at your medical scan.
We are a non-diagnostic service, and do not look out for abnormalities or anything that might require medical intervention.
What is the difference between 2D/3D/4D Ultrasounds?
2D ultrasounds have been used for years and provide basic two-dimensional, black and white images of your baby.
3D ultrasound is a more advanced method, which captures a true, three-dimensional image of your baby, often allowing us to see specific facial features and well-defined formation.
4D ultrasound provides a moving three-dimensional image of your baby in the womb. With a 4D ultrasound, we can capture your baby yawning, turning their head, sucking their thumb, or even waving!
Will you be able to tell the gender of the baby?
We are only able to tell genders 15-25 weeks.
For larger/ fuller ladies we suggest waiting at least 17-19 weeks.
If bub is not in a good position, we know very quickly and will end the oh hey baby boy or girl – 2D package, with no charge (there are no images provided if this occurs)
What do I need to do for my appointment and what should I bring?
We have a waiver to complete online when booking will provide us with information we require for your scan. This must be completed prior to your scan or discussed when making booking to complete before your appointment if you do not have access to the internet or a computer.
We recommend staying very hydrated in the lead up to your appointment, which means drinking 1.5 – 2L of water a day.
We provide soft drink and sour lollies if babies are not cooperating to assist in helping them to move.. So you don’t have to bring a thing!
If baby is in an awkward position, we will move mum to different positions on the bed but may need mum to complete some exercise to assist – light stretches and squats.