Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency sound waves. The waves bounce off the tissue and return to the ultrasound machine at different frequencies, depending on the density of the tissue. Our ultrasound machine is a highly specialized FDA approved device that translates the returning sound waves into images for viewing.
2D ultrasounds are the traditional black & white ultrasounds. The pictures show the skeletal structure (outline) of the baby. You also see the baby moving with 2D technology. This is the type of ultrasound that was probably used for your diagnostic ultrasound. It is still the best technology for obtaining measurements and ensuring that the baby is developing as expected.
3D imaging shows the tissue (skin) of the baby. These are the images that look like pictures of your baby rather than pictures of your baby's skeleton. You can see the roundness of the baby's face, the shape of the nose and the contours of the lips. The color is computer generated to enhance the pictures and make them more appealing.
4D imaging is video where you see the baby moving with the clarity of the amazing 3D imaging. HD Live is just software to smooth out the picture and we have found the images are less detailed and more blurry. We stick with the best images - which are gained in the 4D capture.
Ultrasounds have been used and performed for over 30 years. Many extensive studies over this time have shown that ultrasounds are not known to cause any harm to mother or baby. Discuss with your OB if you have any concerns. Many Oklahoma doctors carry our business cards to give to their clients.
At Anticipation Ultrasound Studio, we can perform ultrasounds at any time throughout your pregnancy. However, the best time for 3D/4D images is between 28-32 weeks. After 32 weeks we can still get good pictures but the baby starts to get crowded. Click the calendar below to help determine the best time to schedule your 3D/4D Ultrasound appointment.
All our imaging technicians have been specially trained to do prenatal ultrasound imaging. We use state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment specifically calibrated for O/B and fetal imaging.
All your keepsake items will be ready for you to take home when you leave. The DVD is a video recording of your entire ultrasound session. We record the entire session so you don't miss anything your baby does and you can watch it again and again at home.
Yes, and gender determination is included in all our packages. We prefer to check gender after the baby reaches 16 weeks. Gender determination cannot be guaranteed since we must rely on the cooperation of the baby and several other factors outside our control.
No, a full bladder is not necessary. But, being well hydrated increases the transparency of the amniotic fluid which greatly affects the clarity of the images. If you want to maximize the likelihood of getting great pictures drink plenty of water for the 2 or 3 days before your appointment.
As many as you want. Our imaging rooms are large enough to accommodate several family members and friends. Bring everyone and anyone you want! We have multiple screens in each room.
Yes. Our sessions are by appointment only. You can schedule your appointment from this website or give us a call.
No, you do not need to bring anything. If you would like specific music on your video, please bring a CD of music to play during your session. We offer a couple of different options for your video and images. Check out the Packages page for more information.
We stand behind the idea that all of our clients should receive excellent 3D images of their baby. If we are unable to get good images because the baby is not cooperating, we will bring you back for a free redo session. Happy customers are our priority!
We offer 3 packages: A Sneak Peak, a Mini 4D, and a Deluxe 4D Package. Please view our Packages page to see what is included with each package.
Anticipation Ultrasound studio was the first 3D/4D imaging studio to open in Oklahoma in 2003. Since that time, we have been helping families create wonderful memories of their baby before they are even born. We are a family owned and operated facility who's goal to to give your family the absolute best experience possible!
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Anticipation has mentored many entrepreneurs in opening their own studios.