Advances in technology allow parents preparing for baby’s arrival to get a glimpse at what their little boy or girl will look like weeks before their bundle of joy is even born. Long past the days of difficult-to-decipher ultrasound pictures, as 3D-4D ultrasound options let parents see a baby’s unique features.
Parents-to-be can even count baby’s fingers and toes on the ultrasound screen – maybe even making out mom or dad’s nose or the same chubby cheeks a sibling has.
While you might be offered a 3D-4D ultrasound as part of your obstetrical care, there are several businesses in Michigan that offer the service to pregnant women as an elective procedure. You can also check with your hospital birthing center to see if 3D-4D ultrasound options are offered.
Expectant parents should keep in mind that elective 3D-4D ultrasounds are not the same as medical, diagnostic ultrasounds and won’t replace seeing your OB doctor or midwife. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently recommends against keepsake ultrasounds.
Prices vary and some establishments include prints, a disc of your images or even a video as part of the cost. Here’s a look at some places in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Livingston counties and beyond that offer a 3D-4D ultrasound choice.
Do you have another ultrasound provider to add to our list? Tell us in the comments!
- Address: 27600 Farmington Road, Suite 107, Farmington Hills
- Phone: 248-965-9557
Offers a spa-like ultrasound experience at a newer brick-and-mortar location. Family and friends are welcome in the room with you; up to six to eight guests at a time.
- Address: 2725 Airview Blvd., Suite 108, Kalamazoo; 2751 Alpine Avenue NW, Suite G, Grand Rapids
- Phone: 269-384-2229
Provides 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasounds. Sessions are done by appointment only and last 15-30 minutes. They’re recommended to take place between the 24th and 32nd week of pregnancy. Various packages available.
- Address: 702 E. Grand River Ave., Brighton; 650 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy; 104 S. Main St., Romeo; 2109 Hamilton Road, Okemos
- Phone: 810-229-9899
Offers 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasounds provided by registered sonographers. All packages include gender determination if desired, prenatal diagnostic imaging with a referral from your physician, listening to baby’s heartbeat, formula promotional gift and discount on return visit. Available starting at 15 weeks until 37 weeks; recommend between 27 and 32 weeks.
- Address: 10683 S. Saginaw, Suite C, Grand Blanc
- Phone: 810-953-1533
Gender identification offered as early as 15 weeks, plus various 3D-4D ultrasound packages. Sessions are done by appointment only and offer weekend appointments if needed. Ultrasounds last about 20 minutes. Also offers heartbeat bears, belly casting and more.
- Address: 23050 West Road, Suite 210, Brownstown Township; 15675 Northline Road, Southgate
- Phone: 734-362-7000 (Brownstown Township), 734-282-3600 (Southgate)
Offers 10- to 15-minute ultrasound scans captured on DVD in 2D, 3D and 4D modes. Same day appointments available and accepts most insurance plans.
- Address: 19991 Hall Road, Suite 105, Macomb Township
- Phone: 586-247-8609
Package includes 30- to 40-minute ultrasound session, black and white 3D ultrasound photos and a DVD containing 4D imaging video and still photos. Note: This service is only offered for current patients of the practice.
- Address: 3390 N. State Road, Davison
- Phone: 855-339-0380
Offers 3D-4D ultrasounds beginning at 15 weeks; recommends 27-32 weeks as ideal time for 4D ultrasound. Variety of packages available, plus other services including belly casting and “heartbeat animals” with baby’s heartbeat.
- Address: 36475 Five Mile Road, Livonia
- Phone: 734-655-1162
Sessions last about 30 minutes and can be scheduled for singletons between 27 and 31 weeks and twins 26 to 30 weeks. Discounted pricing available for babies being delivered at St. Mary Mercy Hospital. A separate diagnostic ultrasound must have been performed before the keepsake ultrasound.
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