A fetal ultrasound, or sonogram, is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of a baby in the uterus. Ultrasound images can help your doctor evaluate your baby’s growth and development as well as determine how your pregnancy is progressing. You may also have the chance to study your baby’s profile and watch his or her tiny heart beat months before delivery. An ultrasound can be used to evaluate possible problems or confirm a diagnosis.
An Ultrasound at Every Visit
No need to wait until your 20 week ultrasound to see your baby – we offer a free ultrasound at every visit. The provider will perform the ultrasound at every prenatal appointment. These ultrasounds will not be billed to insurance, as this service is offered free to our patients. Additionally, the images from these ultrasounds will not be printed out or uploaded onto the USBytes bracelet. We simply want to offer our expecting mothers peace of mind by seeing their baby often!
4D Ultrasound – Our Gift to You!
For all of our patients who receive their 20 week ultrasound at our Marion, Mt. Vernon, Centralia, or Shiloh offices, we offer a free 4D recording of your unborn child for your keepsake. This ultrasound is a recording of your baby (or babies) at 8 months gestation. This recording will be saved to your USBytes bracelet.
With our state-of-the-art GE Voluson S6 Ultrasound machine, the movements of your unborn baby inside the womb can be seen with clarity that is difficult or impossible to achieve with 2D scanning. Ultrasound images can help your doctor evaluate your baby’s growth and development as well as determine how your pregnancy is progressing. You may also have the chance to study your baby’s profile and watch his/her tiny heart beat months before delivery. Imagine actually being able to see your baby’s face! With our exciting new 4D Ultrasound technology, you can actually see what your baby is going to look like before he or she is born!
We encourage you to bring family and friends with you to the session if you so choose. The expectant mom will be resting comfortably on the exam table, while leaving plenty of room to accommodate large families or guests in our specially designed theaters. Everyone is sure to have a great view with our large 50-inch LCD screen with theaters to choose from at the following locations:
Mt. Vernon 3130 Veterans Memorial Drive, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Marion 3408 Office Park Drive Marion, IL 62959
Centralia 430 North Pleasant Avenue Centralia, IL 62801
Shiloh 1197 Fortune Blvd. Suite 1, Shiloh IL 62269
Our patients receive an ultrasound at their first prenatal visit. At this time we can see, and possibly hear, your baby’s heart beating. At 20 weeks we do an ultrasound to check your baby’s anatomy. At this time we will look for gender, if you desire, and try to obtain 4D images. These pictures will be recorded onto your USBytes bracelet for you to enjoy for years to come. Additionally, at 32 weeks, we offer our patients a FREE 4D ultrasound. This time is used to attempt to obtain pictures of baby’s face and confirm gender, and will be recorded onto the same USBytes bracelet.