Frequently Asked Questions


What can I do to make sure I get good 3d/4d Ultrasound pictures?
Drinking a lot of water really makes a difference. And not just the day of your ultrasound, it is important that you stay hydrated, pregnant or not but the more hydrated you are the more amniotic fluid you'll have. Having a good amount of amniotic fluid is the key to good 3d/4d pictures. We have had Moms come in right up until their due date for pictures and as long as they have plenty of amniotic fluid their pictures will come out great!

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Why use our services?
Unique Ultrasound is the Murrieta area's longest running and most respected elective ultrasound service provider in the Temecula Valley. Extra attention has been paid to every detail of comfort and luxury. At Unique Ultrasound you’ll feel like your more at a day spa. If that wasn't enough, the entire scan is being projected onto a brilliant 100-inch screen. Unique Ultrasound has made every effort to ensure that mom and her guests will not miss a moment of the experience. Many of our referrals come from the local healthcare providers and we use cutting edge Ultrasound technology to bring images of your unborn baby to life. All our Sonographers have completed their schooling and internships and have several years of 3d/4d ultrasound experience.

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Can you tell sooner the gender of my baby in 3d ultrasound?
No, actually the ultrasound tech can see gender better in 2d, the black and white, just like in your doctor's office. So if you come in for a 3d/4d Ultrasound and want to find out the gender as well, the tech will determine gender in 2d, then switch over to 3d/4d.

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How far along should I be before I have a 3d/4d sonogram?
If you plan on having only one session, we recommend having the exam performed between 24 and 32 weeks. However, excellent images can be obtained from 18 to 38 weeks. Many mothers opt for our 2-visit Platinum Plus package to see the baby's growth from the second to the third trimester. For twins, we recommend scans before 30 weeks (22 to 26 weeks for best results with twins.) And we are one of the few ultrasound centers that do not charge extra for multiplies!

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When is the best time to come in if I’m having twins or triplets?
Any time you hare having multiples, its best to come in between 24 and 27 weeks. Please let us know when you book your appointment so we can allow a little more time to get pictures of each baby. And, we are one of the few 3d/4d Ultrasound Sites that don’t charge extra for multiples!

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What is included in the cost of my appointment?
Your appointment costs covers all that is listed under each session.

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How far along should I be before I have a 3D/4D elective ultrasound?
If you plan on having only one session, we recommend having the exam performed between 24 and 32 weeks. However, excellent images can be obtained from 18 to 38 weeks. Many mothers opt for our 2-visit Platinum Plus package to see the baby's growth from the second to the third trimester. For twins, we recommend scans before 30 weeks (22 to 26 weeks for best results with twins.) And we are one of the few ultrasound centers that do not charge extra for multiplies!

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Do I need an appointment for 3D sonogram?
Monday- Friday we accept walk ins from 10-5. For early morning, evening, or weekend appointments, it is best to call and make an appointment. For weekend and evening appointments, we encourage you to schedule well in advance.

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Who performs the ultrasounds?
Our ultrasound technologists are highly trained and certified  have years of experience in OB scanning, and extensive 3D experience as well. Our technologists perform a limited diagnostic scan with each session. We expect the best, and so should you. Let our trained and certified staff allow you to experience the miracle of life as it has never been before!

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Is it safe? Are there any risks to me, or my baby?
Extensive studies over 35 years have found that ultrasound has not been shown to cause any maternal or fetal harm. Routine diagnostic scanning of all pregnancies is now a normal procedure. 3D/4D scans use EXACTLY the same type and intensity of ultrasonic waves as in conventional 2D scan.

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Will I always get beautiful 3D pregnancy pictures?
In most cases you will. Sometimes if the baby's position is face down, i.e., towards your spine, it may be difficult to see the baby's face. In this case, a complimentary rescan will be scheduled. However, the scan images may not be similar to those you saw elsewhere or even from our center. Every baby scans differently, depending on the gestational age, position, amount of fluid, placental location and mother's body habitus. However, we promise to make every effort to obtain the best images.

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Can I bring family and friends to my ultrasound session?
Yes. In fact, we encourage you to make it a family affair! It’s a great time for the older siblings to be able to have a peek at their new brother or sister! And for the modest Moms, we have a privacy curtain. This is a wonderful and once in a life time experience to see your baby and we never limit the number of guests you want to bring!

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Can you determine the gender during 4D baby ultrasound?
Yes, anytime after 15 weeks we can determine the gender of your baby. However, if the baby is uncooperative during the session and we are unable to confirm gender, we schedule a repeat scan for a later date at no charge.

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What if I DON'T want to know the gender of my child?
NO PROBLEM!! Many parents think that because this technology creates such clear images, that there is no way to hide the sex. NOT TRUE! We have had many families request that we not determine gender. When this is the wish of our guests, we accommodate with no questions asked. We simply stay away from that area of your child, and focus on other areas, such as face, hands, arms, etc. Just let us know your wishes and we would be happy to hide the gender for you!

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How long does the 3D 4D prenatal ultrasound session take?
Depending on the package you choose, the session will last between 10 and 25 minutes. However, we require 5 minutes for paperwork and another 5 to 10 minutes after the scan for printing pictures and formatting the DVDs/CDs.

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What kind of ultrasound equipment do you use to perform the 3D 4D ultrasound?
We use the state of the art GE Voluson E8 to complete all Ultrasound examinations. This machine is the best 2D/3D/4D/HD live Ultrasound machine available. Please note, many organizations claim to use "state-of-the-art" equipment, when in fact they use older or inferior technology. Only the GE Voluson E8 generates 3D images with amazing clarity and gives you the same clarity with 4D imagery of your baby in motion. Our sonogram equipment allows you to see your baby in live motion video unlike any other on the market today. Please note: Imitators may claim that their equipment such as Medison or Aloka uses more advanced technology. This is simply not the case. General Electric, with its unparalleled research and development resources, continues to lead the industry's technological advances and our equipment is regularly updated to give you access to the most advanced technology available.

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Sunday by appointment
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Ultrasound Gift Registry

Now you can have your friends and family pay for your ultrasound package!

Call or email your information to us. We will send out your Ultrasound Registry invitations to everyone on your list. Then all they need to do is call us with the amount they are contributing and a credit card number.

When you reach your desired package amount we will contract you. We'll even have a list of participants for you when you come in so you can send out your thank you cards.

Its easy and a nice way for your friends and family to give you experience of a life time!

Check out all the services we offer!

  • Childbirth Class
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  • Breast Feeding Support Group
  • Mobile Ultrasounds
  • Baby & Mom Boutique
  • Heartbeat Teddy Bears
  • Breast Pumps
  • Newborn Care Classes
  • Doula Services
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