Q: Why is it important to have a certified ultrasound technologist?
A: Our tech has been properly trained to fully understand the physics of the machine and techniques to create the best optimized images of your baby. Our tech has attended a diagnostic medical sonography program to become a registered Ultrasound Technologist. Schooling included fetal anatomy, proper scanning techniques, ultrasound physics, knobology of the machine, and much more. Our ultrasound tech is also ARDMS registered, which means taking and passing both a physics and obstetrics board nationally recognized. By choosing a studio with a certified ultrasound technologist we can guarantee you will receive the highest level of satisfaction and quality achievable. .
Q: What is a non-diagnostic elective "keepsake imaging" ultrasound studio?
A: The Bump Ultrasound Studio is NOT a medical facility. This means we do not provide diagnostic ultrasounds and this does not replace any ultrasound you will have at your OB Physicians office. Diagnostic ultrasounds are those ordered by your OB Physician and will provide medical information about your baby's development, health and well being. Non-diagnostic ultrasounds do not offer any medical information about your baby. Here at The Bump Ultrasound Studio our scan is elective and for entertainment purposes only. We will not be at will to discuss the development or health of your baby. Non-diagnostic ultrasounds are offered at The Bump without a physicians order and as an elective option to provide you and your family with keepsake photos. If there is an URGENT medical issue noticed, the patients OB Physician will be contacted, however it will be up to the physician to contact and alert the patient.
Q: Why is it important to drink water before your ultrasound appointment?
A: The amniotic sac (fluid around baby) is ever changing by the amount of water you drink and the rate at which your body is producing fluids. Therefore, the more fluid you drink on the days leading up to your ultrasound means the more fluid you will have in your baby's amniotic sac. This results in the best possible images from your ultrasound! We don't ask that you hold your bladder for the scan but simply that you are well hydrated. How can you tell if your hydrated? If your trips to the bathroom are frequent and your urine is light or colorless.
Please note: You must be under the care of an OB Physician or Midwife prior to scheduling.
At The Bump Ultrasound Studio we require that you currently be under the care of an OB Physician or Midwife in order to schedule and have an elective ultrasound. We always have your best interest in mind at The Bump Ultrasound Studio and want to make certain that you are being properly cared for during your pregnancy. Due to the fact that we are not a medical facility and do not have a physician on staff, by law, we are not personally able to give any medical results or advice to the patients. With that in mind, please understand how very important it is to be under the care of a physician or midwife to ensure your knowledge of any abnormalities with your baby or your pregnancy. In any case that we feel there is an immediate risk to you or the baby we will contact your physician at the time of your appointment. Thank you for your understanding.