Common (and uncommon) Questions and Answers regarding 3D Ultrasounds
Brought to you by First Peek Ultrasound, a 3D/4D ultrasound studio, located in Oak Park, Illinois, just 15 minutes from downtown Chicago What is a 3D ultrasound?
3D ultrasounds use sound waves at a pitch much higher than what you or your baby can hear (think of a dog whistle).
These are the same ultrasound waves used by your doctor in your doctor's office. These sound waves echo back
and the ultrasound machine hears these echoes. In the same way that bats and dolphins can "see" their environment in the dark
by sensing these echoes, the ultrasound machine uses this echolocation to see your baby as well. A 3D ultrasound machine sends
these ultrasound waves at different angles and then analyzes the echoes to form a 3D image. What is the difference between 3D and 4D ultrasounds?
A 4D ultrasound is simply a movie or video clip of your baby in 3D, where the fourth dimension is time.
You can see your baby in 3D moving over time, and this movie and your entire ultrasound session can be saved on your DVD.
At First Peek Ultrasound, we provide the opportunity to see your baby in 4D and have it saved onto a DVD
with the Complete Package and Premium Package. Can we hear or feel ultrasounds?
Neither you nor your baby will hear the ultrasound waves. These sound waves have a minimal effect.
Prolonged and intense ultrasound waves have been used (in other medical fields) for therapeutic reasons
(they can produce a slight warmth which can direct certain elements of our immune system or can direct chemotherapy drugs
to a certain location in the body), but these therapeutic ultrasound waves are not capable of being produced by our ultrasound machines.
The strength (or loudness) of the ultrasound waves from our 3D ultrasound machine is closely regulated by the FDA,
and our 3D ultrasound machine meets these regulations. Is getting an elective (non-medical) ultrasound safe for my baby?
Getting an ultrasound has traditionally been regarded as a medical procedure
and so physicians have been traditionally instructed to weigh the unknown risks with the benefits.
Since July, 1955, when ultrasounds were first used in pregnant women, and over the last 30 years of widespread almost universal use of ultrasounds,
there has not been a single known case of a miscarriage or abnormality attributed to the use of ultrasounds.
Its safety profile has been proven over the decades.
Note: Women undergoing in vitro fertilization have to receive an obstetric ultrasound every week, and even in these cases,
there has been no report of any harm or risk to the baby or mother. What are the benefits of receiving a 3D ultrasound other than being able to see my baby and being able to show my friends and family?
Bonding with your baby during pregnancy has an immense benefit, and elective (non-medical)
3D ultrasounds have been shown to improve bonding between mother and child and also between father and child.
Women who have received a 3D ultrasound are motivated to have healthy behavior during pregnancy,
such as taking prenatal vitamins, and are more likely to breastfeed after the birth of their child.
They are more likely to quit smoking and avoid alcoholic beverages after receiving a 3D ultrasound of their baby.
So there are many indirect and unmeasurable benefits to having a 3D ultrasound of your baby. Do I need to bring anything with me to my 3D ultrasound appointment?
No. Just bring yourself and any friends or family members you want to come with you.
When is the best time to get a 3D ultrasound?
In our experience, the ideal time to get the best images on 3D ultrasound is between 24 and 30 weeks.
The gender can be checked as early as 15 weeks. And we allow customers to come up to 35 weeks.
However, please note that after 32 weeks, the baby may have already begun his or her descent to the outside world,
and in that case, images may not be obtainable at all. How can I get good images of my baby on my 3D ultrasound?
Make sure to drink the recommended daily intake of water in the 1-2 weeks leading up to your appointment (six 8-oz glasses a day).
This will help make sure that there is enough fluid around the baby and that the amniotic fluid is clear.
Also, be sure to gain the appropriate amount of weight duing your pregnancy, since the less amount of fat tissue that the
ultrasound waves have to go through, the clearer the images will be. The appropriate amount of weight gain is estimated to be
about 1 pound a week if you are of average weight (28 to 35 pounds during your entire pregnancy), and about 0.5 pounds a week
if you are overweight (15 to 25 pounds during your entire pregnancy), and about 0 pounds a week if you are obese,
with a BMI greater than 30 (11 to 20 pounds during your entire pregnancy). Do I have to drink a lot of water and not urinate before my ultrasound? Can I go to the bathroom before my ultrasound?
You do not need to have a full bladder for our 3D ultrasounds.
Our technicians have been trained to get the best pictures of your baby regardless
of whether you have just gone to the bathroom or not. So do not worry about holding your urine.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept payment by cash or credit card. For credit cards, we accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
We do not accept American Express. You can also purchase our gift certificates online using
PayPal through our online scheduling system. The gift certificate will be emailed or mailed to you, based on your preference.
You can also purchase our 3D ultrasound packages, in the form of gift certificates, using Google Checkout located on any of the
package description pages. If you use Google Checkout, the gift certificate will be emailed to you, but the gift certificates can be mailed out
to you upon request. What if I only have American Express?
We do not accept American Express. If the only credit card you have is American Express, we recommend that you get another form of credit
card, since most small businesses and family-owned businesses in the United States do not accept American Express,
due to their high transaction fees, shoddy payment turn-around time, and the fact that everyone who has an American Express card
has some other form of credit card as well. Also, American Express is geared towards wealthy clientele and their marketing approach
to businesses is that by accepting American Express, your clientele will be wealthier ($$$). This results in the business
needing to increase prices in order to afford their high transaction fees,
resulting in a vicious downward spiral where only the wealthiest people, with American Express cards in hand, can now afford your services.
This would go against our primary mission of making 3D ultrasounds affordable and available to everyone, which was the reason we
started this business in the first place. This is why when we are offered an American Express card, we politely say, "Do you have anything
else?" In fact, at First Peek Ultrasound, we believe that the motto of American Express should not be
"American Express... Don't leave home without it." It should be "American Express... Do you have anything else?"
That being said, if the only credit card you have is American Express, you can get around this by
purchasing a gift certificate online for the 3D ultrasound package you want using Google Checkout. The link
to Google Checkout is on the individual description page of each package. You do not even have to receive the gift certificate
prior to arriving at our 3D ultrasound studio, as the payment is recorded with us instantaneously. Why do you not accept checks?
When we used to accepted checks the first few months we were open, every single check we received was fraudulent!
These were not accounts that were overdrafted, but actually accounts that were closed and cancelled years beforehand or fake checks
altogether. In most of these cases, our phone calls to these customers were not returned and in the cases where they would pick up,
they would hang up on us. Rather than hire a collection agency to go after these pregnant women or request the attorney general of
Illinois to prosecute them, which we could legally do, we just decided to join the growing number of businesses in the United States that
no longer accept checks. After all, we are in the business of helping pregnant women enjoy, celebrate, and commemorate their pregnancy,
not collecting on and prosecuting pregnant women. In any case, every bank account in the United States that issues checks will also
issue a debit card, so it is impossible that someone has a check and does not at least also have a debit card. Do you have gift certificates available?
Yes. A gift certificate for a 3D ultrasound makes the perfect gift for a baby shower,
for your best friend or sister, or that special gift for your wife for getting through the pregnancy so far.
It can also make a good baby mama gift. Some fathers now give a gift to the mother
to commemorate the birth of the baby or out of appreciation for the hard work of "pushing the baby out." These gifts, sometimes called a
baby bauble or push present are a great idea. However, with the same thought and consideration, she may appreciate a gift of a
3D ultrasound earlier on as an excellent way to help motivate her through the rest of the pregnancy. Will I have to pay sales tax in addition to the prices listed?
No, we do not charge sales tax for any of our 3D ultrasound packages. First Peek Ultrasound has worked in
consultation with the Illinois Department of Revenue to ensure that you do not have to pay for taxes that are not required by law.
A sales tax of 9.5% is added to any product that is purchased from our ultrasound studio, such as frames, belly casting kits, or baby clothing,
as required by state law. This sales tax is not applied to any 3D ultrasound service or add-on - the price you see when you schedule online
is the price that you will pay. Are there any hidden fees? What is the actual price of these packages?
There are no hidden fees. The price that you see on our website is the price that you pay when you arrive at our facility.
Parking is also free in the parking lot in front of our facility. I just purchased a gift certificate online using the scheduling system and paid for it using PayPal. What do I do now?
When you purchase a gift certificate online using the scheduling system, you can select whether you want it to be emailed to you (the sender)
or to the person you are sending it to (the recipient) or mailed to you or to her. If you select the gift certificate to be emailed,
it will be emailed to you or to the recipient instantly. Please make sure to enter in the email address correctly. If you did not
enter in the correct email address, you will have to call us during business hours for us to send you another gift certificate by email. If
you selected the gift certificate to be mailed to you, we will mail out the gift certificate on the next business day. Since the gift
certificate and payment is registered with us, you can still "use" the gift certificate before actually receiving it.
Purchase a gift certicate online here. I just bought a 3D ultrasound package using Google Checkout. What do I do now?
You can now purchase a 3D ultrasound online using Google Checkout from each of the pages which
describe each 3D ultrasound package. If you purchased a 3D ultrasound package using
Google Checkout, a gift certificate for that package will be emailed out to you to the email address provided.
Gift certificates will not be emailed out instantly, as is the case with our online scheduling system,
but will be emailed out to you as soon as we check our email, which is usually within the same day. If you need it sooner, you
can call us and we can process it sooner. If you would like to use the online scheduling system instead to purchase your gift certificate,
click on the following link:
Purchase 3D ultrasound gift certificates online
Please note that even our combined 2D and 3D ultrasound service used for our gender checks may not be 100% accurate.
Our guarantee is that if we are not able to determine the sex of the baby at all, then you can come back for free until we do.
Come on! Can you really see the gender at 15 weeks?
Determining the gender at 15 weeks is difficult, but it is sometimes possible. Because our gender check sessions are focused
exclusively on determining the gender, unlike your medical visits at the doctor's office, we can determine the gender at
15 weeks most of the time, but we do also have to request many customers to come back for another free session. If you are
traveling from far or it is otherwise difficult for you to come in for repeat visits, we recommend you come in for your first visit
at 17 weeks. However, we offer this service as early as 15 weeks as a service for those of you who absolutely want to know if it's
a boy or a girl as soon as possible. What is the maximum number of times I can come in if you can not determine the gender?
There is no limit to the number of times you can come in for free to determine the gender. Of course, we hope to determine the gender
within one to two visits, and three visits are rarely needed. If, in rare circumstances, we can not determine the gender even after 3 visits,
we will give you the option of continuing to return again for free or issuing you a refund for the gender check.
Many people report that DVD's that are recorded on a DVD recorder do not play on an XBox, and some people report that it depends on the brand.
In our experience, the DVD's we provide generally do not work on an XBox when customers have tried it, but they generally do work on any computer or
DVD player. What if my DVD does not work when I bring it home?
We check all the DVDs at the end of each session. However, it is still possible that your DVD may not work once you bring it home. This can be
due to the DVD being defective (allowing it to play only once or twice and then stop working) or being damaged on the way home, or it may be
due to the format of the DVD itself.
If your DVD does not work on your DVD player, check to see if your DVD player can play DVD-R formats. Also, check the DVD on another DVD player or
on your computer. If the DVD does not work in any setting, your DVD may be defective. This happens 0.1%-0.3% of the time. Fortunately,
we keep a backup video copy of your 3D ultrasound session precisely for this reason. We keep a copy up to 14 days. Simply give us a call
within 14 days and mail in your DVD, and we will provide you with another DVD copy at no charge.
If your DVD works on your laptop computer but does not work in any DVD player, it may be due to the format of the DVD and the fact that your DVD player
does not read DVD-R formats. However, it is also possible that your DVD may be partially damaged or may not have been finalized or completely
finalized. Please call us within 14 days and mail in your DVD, and we will provide you with another DVD copy at no charge. In many cases, this
new DVD will work on your other DVD players.
What is the cost of your Baby Heartbeat Teddy Bear
The Baby Heartbeat Teddy Bear is $25. We also offer a larger teddy bear for $35. How big are your teddy bears?
Our teddy bears are 8 inches. We have found that this is the ideal size for holding and squeezing to hear your baby's heartbeat.
We also offer a larger 15-inch teddy bear. Do you have a variety of teddy bears to choose from?
Yes, we offer over 30 different types of teddy bears and other stuffed animals to choose from, including blue teddy bears for baby boys and
pink teddy bears for baby girls. What if I want to bring in my own teddy bear? Can I get the heartbeat recorded in another teddy bear for a discount?
You may get your baby's heartbeat recorded into a voice recorder for $15. What is the sales tax on the teddy bears?
We do not charge sales tax on the teddy bears. We have consulted with the Illinois Department of Revenue in order to minimize any unnecessary
fees and taxes for our services. Because the cost of our baby heartbeat teddy bear is a cost on the service provided, we do not need
to charge sales tax on this service. The teddy bear is considered to be a receptacle for storing and recording the service and is
incidental to the service provided, in much the same way that we do not need to charge sales tax on the CD and DVD recordings of the
ultrasound sessions. After playing the heartbeat on the teddy bear a few hundred times, the battery ran out. How can I get another battery for my teddy bear?
The batteries used are regular watch batteries, which you can get at a battery store, such
as Batteries Plus or Radio Shack. I was looking forward to a beautiful face shot of my baby in 3D ultrasound, but my baby's hands were always in front of his face. Can I come back?
Babies often have their hands in front of their face, sucking their thumbs, covering themselves, etc.
These pictures can still be very cute and can even provide a better glimpse into their personalities.
You will be surprised at how much you will treasure the natural, spontaneous pictures of your baby in his or her
most comfortable position over a contrived or manipulated picture as time goes by. You may even see your newborn
baby holding his hands in the same way whenever he or she is happy or excited. During your session, we try to get
the best angle and can do some limited techniques to encourage the baby to move. Your satisfaction is the utmost
importance to us, and it makes us look good if you have the best “ideal” pictures to show your family and friends.
If you would still prefer to get a better picture of your baby's face and you were unable to during your session,
you may return again within two weeks for just $30. For the Premium Package, there is no charge for return
visits to get pictures within 2 weeks if you are unable to get pictures of your baby the first time.
And, of course, you are welcome to return again when you are further along in your pregnancy
for another session for 10% off. What is the maximum number of times that I can come to get a 3D ultrasound? Can I come everyday?
Although there has been no known risks or harm to ultrasound, we understand that so far there is
only experience with ultrasound technology being used on women on a monthly or weekly basis.
Because of the unknown risk that may occur with very frequent ultrasounds (either due to the ultrasound
technology or more likely due to the frequent manipulation of the belly), we have to put a limit on the
maximum frequency that you may receive a 3D ultrasound. Currently, the FDA does not set a limit or maximum
frequency as to the number of ultrasounds a pregnant woman may receive. At First Peek Ultrasound, we always
ensure that our services are safe, are not harmful to either the mother or the baby, and are always within
FDA guidelines. At First Peek Ultrasound, we do set a limit of the frequency of visits. This will be on a case by case basis. Do you offer any combination package?
Yes, we offer a special Get Everything Package.
For $349, you can get one of each of our 3D ultrasound packages.
This will allow you to follow your baby's development over time from 15 weeks to 32 weeks, and you will have more
time to see your baby in full 3D view as he or she grows and develops inside you.
We recommend this package to pregnant women who are under 20 weeks in their pregnancy to allow for sufficient time to get
at least three to four visits, as there are no refunds even if you do not get to come for the full number of visits. Do I need an appointment?
You can get an appointment for a 3D ultrasound at First Peek Ultrasound from Monday to Saturday.
However, same-day appointments are usually available. Simply call us and request an appointment.
If you wish to schedule an appointment at a time other than what is available online,
then simply call us and we will do everything possible to accommodate you. How easy is it to schedule online?
It is very easy to schedule online. Simply click the Schedule Online button on any page of our website,
select the package you want (and any add-ons), then select the date and time that you want.
Then just follow the directions and enter in all the required information.
Credit card information is not requested prior to your 3D ultrasound appointment. However, we do
request that you call or email us if you are unable to make your appointment for any reason, so that other pregnant women can have
access to this appointment time.
If you have any trouble at all or if you prefer to schedule your appointment by telephone,
do not hesitate to call us at 708-870-0808.
If you do not find the appointment time you need, then call us at 708-870-0808 and we still may be able to
accommodat you. I can not find the appointment time I want. Can you still accommodate me?
Usually we can. Call our phone number and we will work with our ultrasound technicians to make sure that you can be seen. Are same day appointments available? I can't seem to be able to schedule an appointment for today.
We usually have availability for the same day that you call, although we sometimes have to coordinate the appointment with you
and the ultrasound technician. Please call us at 708-870-0808 to see if we can still schedule you in for today.
Do you offer any 3D ultrasound services on Sunday?
No, unfortunately not. The building we are located in is closed on Sunday. If you absolutely have to see your baby on Sunday, we
recommend getting an appointment on Saturday, getting our Complete or Premium Package (which comes with a DVD), and then
watching the DVD the next day on Sunday. What is your cancellation policy?
If you can not make it to your appointment, please call us as soon as possible to cancel your appointment so that others can use your
appointment time. Also, by cancelling your appointment in advance, rather than simply not showing up,
you help keep our prices low for everyone.
Please note that we have not raised the price of our cheapest package in over 2 years mainly due to the trust and cooperation of our customers in
arriving on time to their appointment and calling beforehand to cancel their appointment. How can I cancel my appointment?
It's easy to cancel your appointment.
By phone: Simply call us at 708-870-0808 to cancel your appointment. If you are calling outside of business
hours or we are on the other line, you can leave us a voicemail.
By email: You can also send us a quick email to cancel your appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org
By text: If you signed up to get a reminder text message before your appointment and you realize at the time you receive your text
that you can not make your appointment, simply text us back with the word "cancel" and we will cancel your appointment.
Online: It's easy to cancel your appointment online. Simply return to the online scheduling system by clicking on the
link on the homepage. If you are not already logged in, log in using the email address you provided. Find
the appointment time you want to cancel listed below and click on Cancel Appointment near that appointment time.
Do I have to give a reason when I cancel my appointment?
Although you will be asked for a reason when you cancel your appointment online, you do not have to provide us with a reason.
However, providing us with a reason helps us tailor our business to help better suit our customers. For example, after getting a few
customers who stated that their reason for cancelling their appointment was due to simply forgetting about their appointment, we set up
optional text message alerts that our customers can sign up for.
How do I log in to see or change my appointment?
You can log in to to see or change or cancel your appointment by clicking on the
link on any page of our website. Just enter the email address you provided into the login field in the upper right hand corner of the page
within the online scheduling system. You will then see a list of your past and present scheduled appointments below.
You will not be able to log in if you did not provide us with an email address. You can call us and give us an email address, and we can
then enter it into the system, and you will then be able to log in using that email address.
You can always simply call us or email us if you wish to change your appointment to another day or time, and we can do this for you. How long will my 3D ultrasound appointment take?
Although your ultrasound will be about 15 or 30 minutes, depending on your package,
the total time will be a little bit longer to account for the time spent in printing.
It may take some time to find your baby and get set up in the room. The gender check takes about 15 minutes.
The First Peek Package generally takes about 20 minutes total. The Complete Package takes about 45 minutes total,
and the Premium Package takes 45 minutes to an hour. However, please allow for up to 30 minutes for the gender check
and up to 1 hour for all other packages. At First Peek Ultrasound, we make sure that you will not be rushed through your appointment,
so we have allotted sufficient time for each appointment. We also try hard to make sure that you do not have to wait for your appointment.
However, in order to ensure the best experience for everyone, it is possible that you may have to wait 10 to 15 minutes for your appointment
if the customer before you needs extra time, though this should be a rare occurrence. What if I'm late?
We encourage all our customers to arrive 10 minutes early for their appointment to allow for extra time to fill out forms and to take into
account traffic. Please do not be late for your appointment, as this can interfere with the positive experiences of other
customers who are scheduled after you. In order to ensure an excellent experience for everyone, we reserve the right
to reschedule your appointment if you appear more than 15 minutes late. We will try to reschedule your appointment for a
later time in the same day, but in some cases, we may not be able to see you that same day. We encourage you to arrive 10 minutes
early for your appointment, especially if you are traveling from far and can not afford to have your appointment rescheduled.
How do I get to First Peek Ultrasound?
Directions to First Peek Ultrasound can be located on our Location page.
You can read the directions on the bottom of the page or enter in your address into the imbedded Google Maps program
on the website to get personalized directions.
We are located on the southeast corner of Harlem & North, between the Dunkin Donuts and the American Mattress store.
How long will it take to get to First Peek Ultrasound?
This depends on where you're coming from. It takes about 15 minutes to get here from downtown Chicago.
Because we are centrally located within the Chicagoland area, it takes about a 30 to 45 minutes to get here from most
places within Chicago and the Chicago suburbs. Please allow a few minutes extra for parking and allow for
10-15 minutes extra due to construction along I-290.
Where do I park?
Parking is located in the parking lot directly in front of our facility.
How much do I have to pay for parking here in Oak Park?
Parking is free.
I am handicapped. Where is the best handicapped parking spot outside First Peek Ultrasound?
There is a handicapped parking spot right in front of our front door.
Will you be able to tell if there is anything wrong with my baby during my 3D ultrasound session?
Our ultrasound technicians do not perform medical diagnostic work at our facility.
Although we have a medical director, the medical director does not review the ultrasounds
and does not medically evaluate the customers in any way. No medical diagnosis or evaluation takes place.
This service is purely for family bonding and enjoyment. We only see the outside of the baby,
and so this ultrasound can not take the place of your medical ultrasound performed by your ob/gyn physician.
If there is something obvious or concerning, then we will of course inform you and contact your ob/gyn physician. We may contact
your ob/gyn physician first, if we are unsure about something that we are seeing and in order to coordinate your medical care in the
best possible way. If we do not notice anything wrong, this does not medically clear you in any way and you would still need to
have regular prenatal visits and you would still need to take prenatal vitamins. If for any reason,
the ultrasound technician does notice something unusual or concerning, this also does not mean that there is definitely
anything wrong, as most unusual things noticed on ultrasound end up being normal and not harmful.
Do I need a prescription for my 3D ultrasound?
Our 3D ultrasounds are not medical procedures. This is simply a chance for you to see your baby before her or she is born.
You do not need a medical prescription, doctor's note, or doctor's referral to get this service. Will insurance cover my 3D ultrasound?
Because 3D ultrasounds provided by First Peek Ultrasound are not medical procedures and are not medically necessary,
medical insurance does not pay for this service. If you have money set aside from your paycheck for medical-related expenses
not covered by insurance which is untaxed, such as a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Spending Account (HSA),
you may be able to be reimbursed from that fund for your 3D ultrasound, depending on the discretion of your employer.
Please check with your employer. However, please note that 3D ultrasounds are generally not covered by FSA,
according to the FSA criteria. What are your requirements for getting a 3D ultrasound? Do I need a doctor's referral or anything like that?
No, you do not need a doctor's referral, a doctor's note, or any special form.
The only requirement that we have is that you are pregnant and that you have an ob/gyn physician that you are getting prenatal care from.
What kind of ultrasound machine do you use?
We use the GE Voluson 730. GE perfected 3D technology when they bought the technology from Medison after Medison went bankrupt,
and the GE Voluson 730 is currently widely considered to be the best machine currently on the market for 3D sonography.
(Medison has recovered since then and is now beginning to make their own 3D ultrasound machines,
though their technology is not as developed as GE's technology has now become.)
This machine has been reliable in producing beautiful and accurate images in 3D.
We use the higher end of this line of machines, the GE Voluson 730 Expert.
The quality of the images depend on the machine and even more on the ultrasound technician.
First Peek Ultrasound strives to provide you with the best of both machine and technician (see below) to make your experience
the most valuable and enjoyable for you and your family. How capable are your ultrasound technicians?
We have five ultrasound technicians on staff who are highly trained and experienced in the use of 3D ultrasound technology.
All five of our ultrasound technicians are ARDMS-registered (certified).
All five of our ultrasound technicians are licensed and have graduated from accredited schools
in sonography, with a special focus in obstetrics.
Because our ultrasound technicians are screened and vigorously trained prior to beginning to work here,
you know that you are in good hands when you come to First Peek Ultrasound. How is the quality of the printouts of the images?
We provided 3D pictures of your baby using a photo printer on premium photo-quality paper,
the same standard that is used in photography studios. The assorted prints fit nicely into your wallet or purse
and can be carried with you everywhere to be shown off to friends and family. The 4x6" pictures are suitable for framing.
We also provide thermal images printed directly from the medical printer on our ultrasound machine.
These printouts need to have a pinpoint accuracy as this printer is normally used by physicians who
need to make a diagnosis on subtle cues seen on ultrasound. What this means to you is that you will have the best
images ready for you at the end of your ultrasound session. Can I bring everyone in my family? How many people can comfortably fit in the ultrasound room?
We have a large spacious room for you when you have your ultrasound. We can comfortably accommodate up to 15 to 20 people.
When you and your friends and/or family are escorted into the ultrasound room, you will find yourself in a friendly living-room
environment, very different from your doctor's clinic room. No sterile smell and sterile white walls here! You will see a friendly layout
with a sofa, softly-painted walls, soft lighting ideal to see your baby in 3D, and a small children's area for young ones to play if
they get bored, complete with toys, puzzles, and children's books for all ages. You can recline on an adjustable bed to suit your
most comfortable position. You can lie down on your back, left side, or right side, during the exam, without missing a moment of your
baby's pictures and movements, as there is a large-screen television in every direction you can face if you have to face away from the
ultrasound machine. There is also enough room for dad, grandma, grandpa, other grandma, other grandpa, brother, sister, and your best friend,
and whatever other family and friend arrangement you may have.
You won't have to worry about the cold ultrasound gel either or having to scrape the gel off with a paper towel. We keep our ultrasound gel
warm for you in a gel warmer, and we have deluxe hand towels for you to wipe the gel off. It should go without saying that our linens
and bedsheets are changed and washed before each customer's use. You will not have to worry about cleanliness, safety,
or convenience in our relaxed Oak Park location.
These intangible benefits are not listed in the packages and do not cost you extra. It is simply a reflection of the care
that is put into running an ultrasound studio the right way with our customers in mind. Come see for yourself why many
of our customers come back for a second visit and/or recommend us to their friends.
My husband is in the military, and right now he is deployed in Afghanistan. Is there anything special that I can do for him? First Peek Ultrasound was started by the wife of a service-disabled veteran, Dr. Beezer Moolji, who was inspired by the
3D ultrasounds of his baby that he received while he was deployed in Iraq with the US Army. The owner, Asiya,
understood the importance of this connection with the unborn baby that you can get when seeing his or her face and image.
Seeing your baby provides hope and makes a huge difference on the battlefield and can improve morale in a major way.
This is why we will provide duplicates of the printouts of the images and the CD and DVD that comes with your package if you or the Dad are
deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Libya, or elsewhere. This is our way of showing thanks to your sacrifice of being a military wife
and soon to be a military mom. For women in the Army who are currently deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan who then become pregnant and
are forced to return home, 3D ultrasound pictures make the perfect gift to send back to your unit overseas to show them that there
are no hard feelings between you and the rest of the soldiers who are still there. If you are pregnant and about to be deployed, you
can get a proof of pregnancy certificate from First Peek Ultrasound with our pregnancy verification
Are you hiring?
Yes. We are currently looking for ultrasound technicians and ultrasound technician assistants (UTA's). If you are interested, please e-mail us
your resume and a picture of yourself to email@example.com. Although the picture is optional, we prefer to get a picture
so that we know who we are talking to so we can conduct the interview by Facetime or Skype to speed up the hiring process.
I am a student. Can I shadow an ultrasound technician in your facility?
We currently do not allow students to shadow our ultrasound technicians.
Do you have a medical director?
Yes. First Peek Ultrasound does have a medical director. However, it is expected that
all of our customers are receiving prenatal care from their own ob/gyn physician, midwife, or family practice doctor. Is First Peek Ultrasound a franchise? Who owns this business? First Peek Ultrasound is a family-owned business.
It is not a franchise, and we have resisted all efforts to be owned or bought by national franchises.
This is so that we can better provide care that is unique and affordable to our local customers
and so that we can improve in response to customer suggestions. Unlike other large businesses and clinics,
the owner of First Peek Ultrasound lives locally and so is able to accommodate special requests and will be able to speak to you
personally about any concerns or questions you may have.
For more information, see the About Us page. You may contact the owner, Asiya Salejee,
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
well. Why do you offer free 3D ultrasounds for the free featured city of the week?
We offer free 3D ultrasounds for a featured city each week in order to spread the word about 3D ultrasounds
and our 3D ultrasound clinic, First Peek Ultrasound, in places where people may not otherwise have heard about us,
such as small towns, cities that are a bit further away from us but still have First Peek as their closest 3D ultrasound studio,
and other interesting cities nearby. If you enjoyed your free 3D ultrasound session with us, we depend on our featured customers
telling their friends and families about us. This will allow us to continue this fun promotion in the future.
We hope to eventually pick every city and small town in the surrounding area.
If you would like to have your city or small town featured at First Peek Ultrasound,
please email us at email@example.com
NOTE: We have featured many cities, from Davenport, IA, to Elizabethtown, KY, and other cities all over Illinois,
Wisconsin, and Indiana, including Aurora, Rockford, Peoria, Joliet, Valparaiso... we have
featured Oak Park itself as a featured city, and on April 29, 2011, we did a one-time one-day featured city promotion
of Chicago, IL! Our current promotion for the featured city of the week has been put on hold, due to the current low availability
of appointment times, but we hope to bring it back after our expansion in the near future. Why do you feature baby names?
We feature baby names on our website as something fun for our First Peek customers. Many of our pregnant customers who
come see us to get a 3D ultrasound are also very interested in choosing a name for their baby. Some of our customers have decided
on particularly interesting or unique baby names and would love to share them with the rest of us. Our website provides a forum
for our unique baby names to be shared. With every featured baby name, other interesting aspects of the names and other unique names
are also shared, and sometimes famous people who share these names are also displayed on this page as well. This is simply something
fun for our pregnant customers and a way to live up to our goal of being the most fun 3D ultrasound center in the nation.
At First Peek Ultrasound, our motto is "You're pregnant. Enjoy it!" and this is yet
another way we can join in helping our customers enjoy their pregnancy.
NOTE: Our featured baby names are currently on hold. See our featured baby names
in the past here. How do you pick your featured baby names?
We try to always pick unique baby names that are volunteered by our customers on our
Facebook page. These are names they have chosen for their baby,
some of whom have already been born and some who are due soon. We send a congratulatory shout-out to these customers and
their babies on the upper right-hand side of the featured baby name page.
In a few cases, we pick unique baby names that are relevant to our society based on current events.
If you would like to have your unique baby's name featured on our website, please log on to our Facebook page and submit your baby's name
there and why the name is unique or interesting. Also, include your baby's birth date or due date. Note: You must be a
customer of First Peek Ultrasound to participate and submit your baby's unique baby name to us.
NOTE: Our featured baby names are currently on hold. See our featured baby names
in the past here. How often do you feature a new baby name?
Unlike the Featured City of the Week, which we change every week, the Featured Baby Name is changed
every few days or so. The time frame is based on how often we get unique baby names that are suggested to us.
NOTE: Our featured baby names are currently on hold. See our featured baby names
in the past here. How can I provide a testimonial on your website? First Peek Ultrasound is a new company that started in September, 2008.
If you would like to provide a testimonial, we welcome our customers to write to us. You can email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can write a testimonial directly on the comments box on the right-hand side of the
screen on our testimonial page.
If you had some problem or issue arising out of your 3D ultrasound appointment, please contact us immediately
and we will try our best to correct the problem. This will not only benefit you but will also ensure a better experience for other
pregnant women who come in after you.
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Located just 15 minutes From Downtown Chicago in Oak Park, IL. Put a face with the name!
See if it's a boy or a girl! See what your baby looks like while you are still pregnant.
Give a 3D ultrasound as the perfect gift for a baby shower. Packages start at $39.