FAQ

We have a clinic in Goodwood Cape Town. Booking essential. You can contact us here.

Our 4D Baby Scanning Clinic is open on Mondays to Saturdays. Monday to Thursday - 08h00 to 13h00, Friday - 08h00 - 12h00, and on Saturday - 08h00 to 14h00.

Our booking staff are available to take calls regarding our 4D Ultrasound services from Mondays to Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

Since its introduction 30 years ago there has been no evidence to suggest that Ultrasound scanning presents any risk to the mother and baby. This is being monitored on an ongoing basis by experts at the British Medical Ultrasound Society. 4D scans use sound waves above the range of normal human hearing, not harmful at all!

A 2D ultrasound is the most commonly used method which provides a flat, two-dimensional image of your baby.

A 3D ultrasound is a more advanced method as it shows a three-dimensional image of your baby.

Therefore, a 4D ultrasound is a three-dimensional image with the added dimension of time; so you see a live, moving image of your baby.

A Sonographer with extensive Obstetric experience will carry out your 4D scan.

You do not require a referral from your doctor for our 4D baby scans.

You should arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment for your 4D ultrasound scan to fill out registration forms etc.

The appointment length is 20 to 30 minutes depending on which package you choose. This is to allow for scanning and preparation of DVD and CD. Usually the scanning time will range from 10-30 minutes to allow for a 5, 10 or 15 minute recording. As your baby may not be in an ideal position on arrival the length of appointment will allow time for the baby to change position. You will also have time to move or walk around in order to get the best views of the baby.

For optimal 4D scan images the best time to arrange a visit is between 24 and 35 weeks.

Our 4D ultrasound services are intended for low risk pregnancies. If you have a history of lower abdominal pain or bleeding you should consult your GP or attend your nearest A&E Dept.

Women with twins wishing to attend for a 4D baby scan should visit at around 25 weeks, as twins have less space. Please note with the 4D scanning it is usually not possible to see both babies in the same image area.

The quality of your 3D scan images and 4D scan movie is determined by the baby's position, amount of amniotic fluid around the baby (the more the better) and the amount of tissue (skin, fat and muscle) between the probe and the baby.

The most important factor in 4D baby scanning is the baby’s position. If the baby is lying in a difficult position a satisfactory 4D ultrasound scan may be difficult.

We are able to accommodate up to 9 members of your family and friends when you attend your 4D baby scan appointment. We would ask that small children and babies be accompanied by at least one adult otherwise you may lose valuable scanning time.

It is not necessary to have a full bladder when you attend your 4D scanning appointment unless you are in the very early stages of your pregnacy.

There is no need to bring anything along for the scan.

This is optional and only possible if the baby is in a position where the gender can be easily identifiable. We cannot guarantee an accurate diagnosis of your baby’s gender.

Please visit our Packages and Fees page for details of available packages and costs.

Payment for 4D baby scans can be made by cash or credit/debit cards. Cheques are not accepted.

Yes. Our 4D ultrasound scans should be regarded as additional scans and are not part of your routine antenatal care. It is important that you attend all your hospital appointments.

Ultrasound does have its limitations. It cannot identify bone and air.

All your products will be available to take away on the day.