Ultrasound  Does it matter where I have my ultrasound done?

3D  Who will perform my ultrasound?

4D  What will determine the quality of the images?

Photos  How many weeks along should I be at the time of the ultrasound?

photos  Can I invite friends or family to my appointment?

  Does BabyView™ offer any kind of guarantee?

  Is ultrasound safe?

  What is 4D ultrasound?

medical diagnostician  Is this procedure covered by my OHIP or my insurance?

sonographer  What form of payment does BabyView™ accept?

  Do I need a note from my physician to visit BabyView™?

Mech Does it matter where I have my ultrasound done?
 Cheryl  Yes, experience is essential!  Just because a technologist is certified and licensed does not necessarily mean they are trained or experienced in diagnostic obstetric ultrasound.   [RETURN TO TOP]

Ultrasound Who will perform my ultrasound?
 embryo  Your ultrasound will be performed by BabyView’s proud owner and operator, CHERYL MECH, a highly-experienced and licensed sonographer.   [RETURN TO TOP]

BabyView What will determine the quality of the images?
 images  Several factors are involved in obtaining the highest quality images. BabyView™ uses state-of-the-art equipment and highly-skilled and experienced licensed sonographer to obtain the best images of your baby. Additionally, the  following factors may influence the clarity of the images:
     gender  Fetal position: BabyView™ has great  first-time success and           will work to get baby in a cooperative position.
     baby  Maternal tissue: Because additional tissue  results in less
          contrast on imaging, we tend to get better results with our           fuller-figured clients later in their pregnancy.
     gynecology  Fetal activity: It is fun to see the baby in motion in and a little
          food or juice before  your visit can assist in increasing baby's
          activity. We encourage you to enjoy your baby's activity and
          we'll do our part to work with your baby.
     obstetrics  Gestational development: Each baby is simply unique. Using
          state-of-the-art equipment and most qualified technician, we
          will provide you with the best possible session.

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songrapher How many weeks along should I be at the time of the ultrasound?
 expert The suggested time-frame for a BabyView session is between 24-34 weeks, however, we can obtain beautiful images as early as 19 weeks.  Many women choose to come in twice or more (up to four visits permitted) to see their baby at various stages.

sonographer Can I Invite Friends or Family to My Appointment?
gestational  We welcome your family and friends to share the joy of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Additionally, we provide a comfortable screening area separate from the scanning room for anyone who wishes to share in the moment without being present for the actual scan.  [RETURN TO TOP]______________________________________________

 Does BabyView™ offer any kind of guarantee?
  BabyView™ will give you treasured memories that will last a lifetime.
In most cases beautiful 3D pictures are possible but occasionally we encounter a camera shy  baby due to factors such as position or maternal habitus.  BabyView™ promises to make every possible effort, under all circumstances, to provide the finest images available.  [RETURN TO TOP]

 What exactly is Ultrasound?
  An ultrasound (sometimes called a sonogram) is a noninvasive diagnostic test that uses sound waves to create images of internal organs. The sonographer uses a  hand-held device to transmit sound waves through your uterus that echo off your baby. A computer then translates the echoing sounds into video images that reveal your  baby's shape, position, and movements. The series of  television-monitor images is called a sonogram. The words ultrasound and sonogram are often used interchangeably. The differences in a 2D and 3D/4D  ultrasound are in the sophistication of the equipment and  computer software used.  [RETURN TO TOP]

 Is Ultrasound Safe?
  Numerous studies conducted over the last 40 years have shown that ultrasound causes no harm to the baby and there is no cumulative effect from receiving multiple scans.  The equipment used by BabyView™ is certified and is in compliance with government regulations for obstetrical use. Any concerns you may have should be discussed with your physician. BabyView ultrasounds are strictly non-diagnostic and are not an alternative to care provided by your physician

   As an additional precaution, BabyView™ limits scan duration, similar to the time used in diagnostic scanning. Also, the number of sessions allowed during one pregnancy is limited to four.
  3D and 4D ultrasound imaging does not increase the frequency or “power” levels used in 2D imaging.  [RETURN TO TOP]


 Is this procedure covered by my OHIP or my insurance?
  BabyView™ does not accept OHIP or insurance as payment because we provide elective ultrasounds for the purpose of bonding with your baby and obtaining  memorable images. Courtesy of Charn Hansra (Mississauga accountant)  


 What form of payment does BabyView™ accept?
  We accept cash and Visa or Mastercard.   [RETURN TO TOP]

physician Do I Need a Note From My Physician to Visit BabyView™?
care  No, however It is essential that your physician knows that you have requested our services and that you are under a provider's care before your visit to BabyView™. We are an elective service and do not replace any aspect of your prenatal care. If you have medical concerns we urge you to notify your health care provider


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