Why get a 3D ultrasound?
If you are reading this,
you already know that bonding with your baby
does not begin at birth, or even with your first ultrasound,
but it begins with your first positive pregnancy test
From the moment you first find out you are pregnant,
your entire focus shifts and a whole stew of emotions come up that you did not even know you had.
Some of you may be struggling with what your future holds
and what role your baby will have in your future.
Some of you can't wait to see your baby
and have everything planned out.
But however you feel about your baby as an idea
this does not diminish the very real impact your baby has on you at this very moment
as a living and growing being.
Visit our 3D ultrasound studio
If you just found out you are pregnant
and not sure what to make of it or
if you feel disconnected from the whole idea of being a mother,
First Peek Ultrasound
If you are in this category, you can feel free to visit our facility (with no charge, of course),
visit other pregnant women, and speak to our technicians.
You will be surprised how this small visit can help prepare you get into the mindset of being pregnant.
I especially recommend this if you are young
, still in school
or you otherwise have very limited support
from family and friends,
or if you have not told anyone yet
Because our 3D ultrasound studio is open by appointment only, we recommend that you call us before you come at 708-870-0808
Check your baby's gender
Although you are excited to have a baby no matter if it is a boy or a girl
it can really help to know what gender
your baby will be.
First Peek Ultrasound
can help you determine the gender of your baby
as early as 15 weeks
using our 2D and 3D ultrasound technology, for just $49
Knowing your baby's gender helps you plan for things like buying clothes and
painting your baby's bedroom pink or blue
and it will help you answer the first question people ask you after you tell them you are pregnant.
No more will you have that awkward silence at the family parties when your relatives or friends ask you
whether you are having a boy or a girl.
No more guessing games based on the curvature of your belly or using that complicated Chinese gender calendar
trying to figure out if your baby was conceived in the Year of the Rat and how to operate
an abacus and how old you are in Chinese years.
Now, you can take all the old wives' tales and
throw them away with your pre-pregnancy jeans.
Also, knowing your baby's gender helps tremendously with bonding,
because now you will begin to imagine your baby as a boy
or a girl
and begin to imagine your future with your baby.
If your medical ultrasound at your ob/gyn's office could not determine if your baby is a boy or a girl,
your insurance will not cover another ultrasound just to check the gender.
To every new mother's exasperation, this is considered a non-medical reason (i.e. unnecessary
even though you are dying to know.
Now, you have an option to find out at First Peek Ultrasound
We will not only provide your first peek at your baby in 3D,
you can find out if your baby will be a boy or a girl.
And whenever possible, you will get a printout to show to family and friends.
Your ob/gyn or diagnostic ultrasound technician at your medical visit
may have told you the gender but also said to you that they are not completely sure or only 80% sure.
Or you may just want to confirm
You can get a second opinion
or a confirmation
of your baby's gender at First Peek Ultrasound
If we ourselves are not sure of your baby's gender,
we allow you to come back as many times as needed
until we can make an accurate determination of your baby's gender.
This is our Gender Check Guarantee
Although no one can be 100% correct using any technique
until after your baby is born,
it definitely helps to have one of our certified ultrasound technicians
using our state-of-the-art 3D ultrasound machine to check your baby's gender in 2D and 3D.
Bonding with baby
If you are considering getting a 3D ultrasound
you already know that the bonding process
with your baby has already begun.
A 3D ultrasound can not make you
bond with your baby,
but it will definitely help you in the bonding process.
We also offer a Get Everything 3D Ultrasound Package
where you can get everything
that we offer and
follow your baby every step of the way.
From the moment you find out you are pregnant, you are curious as to what your baby will look like.
Get a 3D ultrasound
now and see your baby right away.
Get a 4D ultrasound movie
of your baby and you can even get a glimpse of his personality,
as he or she yawns, sucks his or her thumb, or shakes his or her head.
If you are simply curious about the gender of your baby,
come in and get our gender check package
which will give you a peek at your baby in 3D.
If you are curious to see what your baby looks like, you can get the First Peek Package
the Premium Package
Please note that if you are curious as to who the father is,
a 3D ultrasound will not help you figure this out.
However, a 3D ultrasound can definitely help allay the curiosity and
any anxieties the future father may have.
Involvement of Dad
Many dads who come to First Peek Ultrasound
that they really first feel like a father when they see their baby in 3D.
Getting a 3D ultrasound is the perfect way to involve your husband, fiance, boyfriend,
, your man, your guy, your friend with benefits, or sperm donor.
Whatever your relationship with him, his relationship with your baby is bound to be strengthened
with this unique experience of seeing your baby live in 3D and 4D at First Peek Ultrasound
Prevent sibling jealousy
The best way to prevent sibling jealousy
is to get the older brother or older sister involved with the care of the new baby.
But sometimes sibling jealousy begins as soon as the new baby arrives.
To help prevent sibling jealousy before the baby is even born, simply show and explain the arrival of the new baby.
What better way to demonstrate what it means to be an older brother
or older sister
than to have him or her see the new baby
live in 3D during your 3D ultrasound session.
At First Peek Ultrasound
, children are welcome
and even encouraged to attend your ultrasound sessions.
We have plenty of space for children, and we even have a children's play area with toys and children's books to use
while they are waiting or in case they get bored,
so you don't have to worry so much about entertaining your other kids while watching and enjoying your new baby.
A 3D ultrasound may help you quit smoking while pregnant
Although medical research has not conclusively proven that seeing your baby on a 3D ultrasound
will help pregnant women quit smoking
, seeing your baby can definitely help you visualize your baby
bond with your baby
, and make pregnancy more real for you
For you, this may just be the extra push
that you need.
The pull of cigarettes can be very strong, and no matter what you know in theory
of the harms of smoking during pregnancy
, it can be very tough to break the habit.
The good news is that your hormones during pregnancy interact in a way
to make smoking less pleasurable and the addiction less potent while you are pregnant,
which leads many women to quit while they are pregnant.
This is most likely due to the mild inhibitory effect of estrogen on the dopamine receptors in the brain,
since dopamine is often attributed to addiction and the pleasure effect of smoking.
However, some women do not experience this anti-smoking effect.
Also, for many pregnant women, the addiction of smoking has nothing to do with dopamine
or any physical effects of nicotine but has to do with the psychological pull and the social meaning of smoking.
If smoking is your main coping mechanism to deal with stress, then forgoing smoking can be extremely difficult.
At First Peek Ultrasound
, we can help.
If you are pregnant and you smoke,
then come in to get our Premium 3D ultrasound package
You can see your baby and hear your baby's heartbeat,
and the sight and sound of your baby will make motherhood more real for you.
This is an excellent push to help you quit smoking.
Also, you will get a teddybear with your baby's heartbeat recorded inside.
Everytime you want to light up or take a cigarette break,
just take a few minutes, relax, and push on your teddy bear's tummy and hear your baby's heartbeat.
Start the process of quitting now
and stay smoke-free
after your baby is born the same way.
For the sake of historical record
Imagine your child's 3D ultrasound prominently displayed on the very first page
of your baby album
At First Peek Ultrasound
, we would love to have the honor of contributing to the first page of your child's history
You already know you will vigilantly document your child's first smile, first steps, first words, and first marriage.
Why not commemorate your first peek into your child's life with a 3D ultrasound
? Also, your child will thank you
20 years later when he or she sees how far back his or her life has been recorded and kept.
Also, you can upload your photos using the online website, Baby Jellybeans,
(available only with our Premium Package
and you can send the 3D ultrasound photos to your friends or have your friends visit your baby's homepage.
Let's face it. You're having a baby!
And you want to tell everyone
(of course, after the mandatory secret period
where only you, Dad, and your best friends know).
You're already showing in your pregnancy (i.e. you already have "the bump
"), so you might as well show off your
baby as well. What better way to show your friends, family, coworkers, and anyone passing by, your baby than to show a crisp,
picture of what your baby looks like inside you. You no longer have to struggle with granular black-and-white
2-dimensional pictures of a silhouette of your baby, trying to convince your friends that those three little white lines
or saying "That's his arms... really!" Now, your friends and family can share in the awe of the creation of life
already feel all day.
Make your baby shower a BABY shower
are a celebration of life
for the new mother. But when you have 3D ultrasound pictures of your baby,
these pictures become the center of attention and the focus of your conversations. Your baby shower truly becomes a baby
It is inevitable that friends talk more about their experiences with pregnancy and having a baby
when there are pictures of your new addition to your family and that there will be more to talk about than if the focus is only on opening gifts.
Baby shower gifts
are great, of course. But your greatest gift is yet to come, and what better way to celebrate this gift than
to get a 3D ultrasound
and share these pictures during your baby shower?
Makes a great gift... for you
If you have not had your 3D ultrasound
yet, you may want to hint
someone into getting you a gift certificate
First Peek Ultrasound
. A 3D ultrasound makes a perfect gift for a baby shower or pregnancy gift. We know it may be hard
for you to hint at or even decide who to hint at to get such a gift, so we have generously provided the following table of who to ask
for a gift certificate from First Peek Ultrasound
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- Your husband / fiance / baby's dad
In this case, it is best to drop the hint by showing him 3D ultrasound pictures of other babies and exclaiming, "Oh, I wonder
what our baby will look like!" Feel free to utilize our 3d ultrasound gallery for this endeavor.
- Your mother-in-law
In this case, it is best to not be so subtle. One good technique that works is to casually say, "Oh, by the way,
if you're thinking about getting me a 3D ultrasound for my baby shower, I know this great place that's not too far from us
called First Peek Ultrasound."
This works even better if you send this via e-mail and include a link to take them directly to the gift certificate page:
- Your own mother
With your mother, she will probably ask you what you want, and you can just tell her that she doesn't need to get you
anything. Then, later in that same conversation, you can bring up the topic of 3D ultrasounds,
and "it would be nice if we all could go together to see the baby."
It will only be natural that your Mom will pay for the 3D ultrasound as a gift for her daughter.
Important: Keep referring to the baby as "your grandchild."
- Your best friend
The ideal way to do this is to plan ahead. When she is pregnant, you need to give her a 3D ultrasound gift certificate from
First Peek Ultrasound. This way, she will see how amazing it is and will naturally give you the same gift when you are
pregnant. (Don't worry, we'll still be here.)