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Congratulations to you and your growing family!

Below are the most frequently asked questions that most clients ask:

 

♥ What will determine the quality of the images? 

  • Fetal position: Stork Vision has great first-time success and will work to get baby in a cooperative position
  • 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
  • Fetal activity: It is fun to see the baby in motion and a little caffeine/sugar before your visit can assist in increasing baby's activity
  • Gestational development: Each baby is simply unique ~ not every baby will "perform" but we will do our best to catch all the special moments for you to enjoy for years to come!

 

♥ When can I come in to find out if we are having a boy or a girl?

  • We think it is important to provide you with accurate information and not a “best guess.”  This is why Stork Vision Omaha will perform gender determination ultrasounds at 16+ weeks gestational age.

 

♥ Does Stork Vision Omaha offer any kind of guarantee?

  •  If baby decides not to cooperate during your appointment, we will allow you to return at no additional cost, within two weeks of your initial appointment
  • We also offer a "Gender Determination Guarantee" ~ if we are unable to determine gender at the time of your appointment, you are welcome to return as many times as necessary until we feel confident about the determination

 

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

  • The suggested time-frame for an ultrasound session is between 12—33 weeks. Many women choose to come in twice or more to see their baby at various stages

 

♥ Can I invite friends or family to my appointment? 

  • The more, the merrier!!!  
  • We welcome your family and friends to share the joy of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, this includes children!

 

♥ What does 4D mean?   

  • The "4D" means "4th Dimension" which means watching baby in real time.
  • Some ultrasound machines are only capable of generating a still 3D image of baby, however, our machine allows you to watch baby move (4D) while being imaged in 3D. 

 

♥ Is this procedure covered by my HSA or my insurance?

  • Stork Vision Omaha does not accept HSA or insurance due to the fact that we are an elective ultrasound facility. We do provide an itemized receipt if you would like to contact your HSA/Insurance about reimbursement

 

♥ Do I need a note from my physician to visit Stork Vision Omaha?

  • No, however, it is essential that you are under a provider's care before you visit Vision Omaha.
  • We are an elective service and do not replace any aspect of your prenatal care
  • We will take care of informing your doctor after you have made your appointment. 
  • If you have medical concerns, we urge you to notify your health care provider

 

♥ How is an elective ultrasound different than a diagnostic ultrasound at my doctor’s office?            

  • An elective ultrasound at Stork Vision Omaha allows our sonographers to spend your appointment time focusing on you and your desire to see the little human being you are growing and/or to determine gender
  •  Diagnostic ultrasounds ("anatomy scans", "20-week ultrasounds", etc.) are intended to evaluate baby's growth and well-being and to rule out major anomalies ~ due to the extensive evaluation during this limited time-frame, it is possible the Sonographer will not have additional time to allow non-medical imaging of baby

 

♥ What can I do to improve the quality of my ultrasound?    

     

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!!!

  •  Please remember that drinking your physician’s recommended daily consumption of water (4 – 6 bottles per day/64 -80 oz. per day) at least 5 days before your scheduled appointment is the best thing you can do
  • Being well hydrated can significantly improve the clarity of the ultrasound
  • If you can safely have caffeine in your pregnancy, do so 30 minutes prior to your appointment to help ensure the likelihood of baby moving into an optimal position if s/he does not start in one 

 

There are many things that are out of the sonographer's control: baby's position, amount of amniotic fluid, arms/legs/hands/umbilical cord/etc obstructing baby's face ~
The sonographer has as much control over baby's internal environment as you do ~
So, come prepared to see your little person but please remember this isn't photography and we cannot "pose" baby!
(We would love it if we could!)