Being hydrated is the SINGLE MOST important thing you can do to improve the quality of your ultrasound images! If you want to see the best pictures you can, having plenty of clear amniotic fluid around your baby is the key. Drinking extra water will increase the quality and clarity of your amniotic fluid which is the "window" to view your baby. The clearer the "window", the clearer the pictures. It can take days for the water you drink to turn into amniotic fluid. Please be sure to drink extra water several days before your scan with us. There are other factors that could reduce the clarity of your baby's pictures such as placenta position, baby's position and mom's body size. But, having a good amount of clear amniotic fluid ranks number one for getting the best pictures.
In rare cases we may offer to repeat your ultrasound free of charge. This will be done only at the discretion of the Sonographer. Only ONE rescan will be offered. We do NOT offer rescans for any reasons other than the following:
When you are over 36 weeks the baby is big and sometimes is position for delivery. This makes it difficult to see the baby well. But, it's not impossible. If you have good fluid we can get nice pictures up until the end of your pregnancy.
That depends on what you want to see. Here are some examples of what we can see throughout the different weeks of your pregnancy:
3D is a still image. 4D is 3D with live movement. HD is high definition. An HD ultrasound gives an extra dimension with a skin colored tint and the ability to direct light around the image to bring out a more life-like image.
Insurance does not cover our ultrasounds. This is an elective ultrasound and is not intended to be a replacement for a prescribed ultrasound by your doctor. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, and debit cards.
An elective ultrasound gives you an opportunity to provide a positive bonding experience with your baby for the mother, father and family members. This ultrasound gives you a chance to see your baby’s features and get a peek what he or she is doing in there. An elective ultrasound does not assess your baby for any abnormalities. A routine ultrasound should have already been performed to assess your baby for any anomalies.
We do not contact your doctor. If we do see something that causes concern during your ultrasound, we will contact your doctor. We do require that you are receiving prenatal care. This session is not to be used in place of a diagnostic ultrasound.
We are open by appointment only. Our hours vary. Please go to “Book an Appointment” to see what days and times are available.
Please use our online scheduler located at the top of the home page.
Yes. You are welcome to bring your family and friends.Children are also welcome. Our ultrasound room has seating for up to 10 people and plenty of floor space.
That depends on the package you choose. Your session will be between 10 minutes and 30 minutes. It is best to arrive a few minutes early to fill out our paperwork.
We do not allow cancellations, only rescheduling with a 24 hour minimum notice. Less than 24 hours advance notice of scheduled appointment will be treated as a No-Show. Prenatal Paparazzi values our customers and their busy schedules. We have strict policies for no-shows and late notice reschedules. We request 24 hours advance notice for rescheduling to protect our Sonographers and to provide waitlisted clients the opportunity to book new openings. Arriving 10 minutes or more late without calling to obtain prior consent will constitute a No-Show and will be charged as such. Prepaid deposits and prepaid services will NOT be refunded . We realize that emergencies and mix-ups happen. We request that when possible you show both our Sonographers and other customers the same courtesies you would expect for your appointment. You can notify us via phone 716-676-6400 or send an email at Lisa@prenatalpaparazzi.com or send a message through Square Appointments and we'll respond as soon as possible.
All services require a Non-Refundable prepaid deposit at the time of booking. No services will be scheduled without a deposit. We do not offer refunds for prepaid deposits. If you have an emergency and need to reschedule your appointment please do so no later than 24 hours before your appointment. We will allow one reschedule per client. No shows and reschedules less than 24 hours prior to appointment will forfeit the prepaid deposit and will NOT be rescheduled without requiring prepayment in full.