3D/4D HD Elective Ultrasound
This is a very exciting point in pregnancy and often comes along with a lot of anticipation and excitement from mom and family. The most common questions we get asked are “how early can you determine gender?” The second question being, “how long will it take to see the gender?” We can determine gender starting at 15 weeks, normally with ease. How long will it take?- this will greatly depend on the position of the baby. Most of the time we can see the gender within a few minutes. Once we see the gender though, we don’t stop there; we keep scanning and look at the gender from a few different angles to make sure we determine the gender correctly.
You may be wondering what to expect when you come for gender determination at Baby Bumps & Beyond since this will probably be your first visit with us. Before your scan begins, you can expect to walk in the door and be greeted by our wonderful staff at the front desk who will help make you feel at home and comfortable while you wait (anxiously).
When it is time for your scan, you will be taken into a warm and inviting large room with plenty of room and couches for family and friends to sit and watch with you. Becoming a big sister or big brother is also very important, so we always welcome little ones to come to your appointment with you. Your family will be able to see the ultrasound on our large projection screen and get to share in the excitement with you.
Once we start scanning, you will see the baby first in 2D (even if you came in for a 4D/HD ultrasound). This is because gender is ALWAYS determined in 2D. And actually, in order to obtain a 4D or HD image, we have to begin with 2D. Depending on the position of the baby, we will either look at the gender first or listen to the heartbeat.
When we do see the gender of your baby, we will announce the gender and point it out on the screen for you to see. Unless of course you are planning a gender reveal party. In that case, we would turn off the projector screen while we find the gender and then we would put the gender pictures in an envelope so your family and friends can plan your big reveal. Once we have done that, we would then turn back on the projector and let you see your baby kick and move. We will spend some time saving images for you to take home. After that, you can go shopping!!
SneakPeek Clinical is an early gender DNA detection test offered to women starting at 9 weeks into pregnancy. The genetic test gives you the first step to connect with your baby before you are able to see the exciting clear images from your ultrasound scans. The full service includes an on-site phlebotomist that draws a blood sample in the comfort of the ultrasound studio, and then returns the sample to SneakPeek Labs for processing. The laboratories offer the fastest turnaround times in the industry, with a choice of receiving your result the same day the sample reaches the SneakPeek Lab.
SneakPeek’s early baby gender blood test utilizes the natural process of shared fetal DNA circulating inside the mother’s bloodstream. Our PCR technology has the ability to detect the presence or absence of male Y chromosome in the blood sample provided starting at 9 weeks into pregnancy. If it is detected then the baby’s gender is male and if it is not detected then the baby’s gender is female.
DNA & Donuts is a breakfast party for expectant mothers where they can find out the gender of their babies starting at 9 weeks! We host a unique SneakPeek Clinical social event to bring pregnant moms together to share in their journey and to discover the gender of their babies through genetic DNA testing. Unlike any other blood test taken through pregnancy, this is a fun-filled experience with coffee, donuts, and great conversation.