I was so excited when my doctor originally ordered my initial Ultrasound scan. This was around 16 weeks - just to check the baby’s size and overall health. I was finally getting to see the little peanut that I was carrying. But according to my doctor, this was going to be the only one he ordered (unless there was something that they needed to monitor). Since everything came back fine…. I was a little heartbroken. I had no clue how I was going to go about the next 23 weeks not seeing what my lil one looked like. So I started looking around in the area to see if we had any locations that offered elective Ultrasounds. That’s when I came across Baby Envisions in Troy/Rochester.
A little about Baby Envision: “ We are a family owned business that started because we feel so strongly about families and their bonds. We love meeting new clientele and want everyone to walk away from our studio very excited, bonded, filled with love and of course, satisfied with their appointment. We believe in maintaining safety and quality and because of that we have experienced and educated staff. All of our sonographers truly enjoy what they do and strive to ensure that you get the most of your time in our office.” (BabyEnvision)
Baby Envision offers 5 different packages -ranging in price from 99.00 to 165.00. We chose to do the Silver Package. This package included:
› 25 to 28 minute 3D 4D ultrasound session
› 8 – 4×6 thermal black/white 3D prints
› 4 – 4×6 color prints
› CD with up to 30+ images to print or email
› DVD of recorded ultrasound
› Gender determination if desired
› Similac or Enfamil Baby Promo Gift†
According to the silver package, this was good between pregnancy weeks 20-34. I really wanted to get a good view of what peanut will look like after he/she was born, So I asked the ladies at Baby Envision what they thought the best time to go was. Their recommendation was around 28 weeks. This way the baby had enough pudge on his/her body to show the 3D image well, but they weren’t to big to get views of. So we booked our appointment for the weekend of my 27th week.
We arrived 15 minutes before our appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork. They were training a new receptionist, but you would have never noticed…. Both the ladies behind the counter were full of smiles and cheer. You can tell that they do love their job (and who wouldn’t? The get to see ultrasound pictures All day! )
When we originally walked into the Ultrasound room, hubby commented on how it looked more like a hotel room, not an Ultrasound room. I had to agree with him. There was a bed for the mama-to-be to lay on (and it wasn’t just a gurney style bed, like I got at the hospital, it was a comfortable bed) There was soft music playing in the background. And the lights were low – Putting this mama in a very relaxed mood. Throughout the whole session, both the hubby and I were made to feel special. The tech that we had preforming the Ultrasound has been doing her job for 6 years. She was able to answer any non-diagnostic questions that we had. And she was able to confirm that our little peanut was a girl! Throughout the whole ultrasound, she kept commenting on how adorable peanut was, even though Peanut was being a little stubborn with how she was positioned. This ‘lil one, at one time had both feet, and both hands in her face… plus she was playing with her cord! Then she went to sleep, and there was no waking her! After the session, we were escorted to the waiting room, while our photos were printing. That way they could prep the room for the next mama-to-be to see her little bundle of joy.
If you, or a mama-to-be, are in the Troy / Rochester area (or even neighboring cities) I would recommend visiting Baby Envision for a 3D ultrasound. You can find Baby Envision on Facebook.
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