FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is ultrasound safe?
YES! Ultrasound uses sound waves, not radiation, to obtain images and does not cause any harmful affects to the body.
Can you come to my home?
We sure can! We can travel to your home or business within 20 miles of our home office in Oceanside for a small mileage fee.
Can I bring someone with me?
We only allow the patient in the exam room. Any guests of yours must wait outside the facility.
I don't have health insurance. Can I still get an ultrasound?
YES! Our services are paid for out of pocket so no insurance is required.
Do you accept my insurance?
At this time, we only accept cash and debit/credit cards.
Are there any preparations for an exam?
Upon booking, we will provide any necessary instructions for your exam.
Who will my exam results go to?
Results can be sent to you via email OR you may pick up a hard copy at our office.
What is an elective prenatal ultrasound?
Boy or Girl Imaging offers 2D, 3D and 4D/5D HDLive ultrasounds to give expectant families a better view of their baby. Elective ultrasounds are non-diagnostic imaging done to further a family’s bond with their baby.
Can an elective prenatal ultrasound replace the one I get at a doctor’s office?
NO! Expectant mothers interested in elective prenatal ultrasounds must be under the care of a doctor for their pregnancy. A medical, diagnostic ultrasound from said doctor should be completed to insure the expected due date and look for abnormalities throughout pregnancy.
Is there anything I can do to help get the best ultrasound pictures?
Yes! Stay hydrated throughout your pregnancy, especially the days leading up to your ultrasound. Also, try to have a cold sugary snack 10 minutes prior to your ultrasound appointment. This will help with the clarity of your pictures and ensure baby is active.
Do I need to come in with a full bladder?
If you are under 13 weeks, we ask that you come in with a full bladder so we can get the best possible pictures. If you are over 13 weeks, we encourage you to empty your bladder.
Can you give me measurements and tell me how much my baby weighs?
Since this is an elective non-diagnostic ultrasound, we are not able to give you measurements or tell you how big baby is. If you are looking for measurements, you would need to request a 1st or 2nd trimester diagnostic ultrasound.