frequently asked questions

what if i don't want to know the gender?


no problem! i won't tell you unless you ask! before we begin your gender reveal session i will ask you if you want to know the gender during your ultrasound, are saving it for later, or don't want to know at all.
if you are saving the gender for a gender reveal party, we will still look at your baby from the chest up. at the end i will turn off the tv and image the gender. i will put the gender in an envelope for you or your secret keeper, if they are present. the gender images will be labeled boy or girl in your online album, so i suggest waiting until after you've found out the gender to view it. the album link is emailed to you before your session. you can also share the link with the person keeping your gender and then delete the email from me.
if you are waiting until delivery to find out - my lips are sealed. i can still get you excellent 3d/4d images of your baby's face and pique your curiosity even more as you wait for baby's arrival!




what's the difference between 2d, 3d and 4d ultrasound imaging?


2d is a two-dimensional image or black and white ultrasound image of your baby. 3d is a three-dimensional image of your baby acquired using ultrasound (sonography) instead of light (photography). 4d is four-dimensional imaging which is fancy way of saying a video in 3d or 3d in motion.
you may see some elective ultrasound studios misusing the term 5d when talking about HD which is a misnomer. 5d has to do with a different method of acquiring anatomical measurements of your baby using 3d technology. HD is the correct terminology for 3d technology that gives baby pink, fleshy, more life-like skin tones.




how can i achieve the best possible images during my 3d ultrasound session?


#1: hydrate! drink at least 7 16oz bottles of water for 7 days prior to and of your ultrasound session. the more amniotic fluid around baby's face - the better the images!

#2: eat! if you don't have time for a full meal or it isn't meal time before your ultrasound session at least have a small snack beforehand. if baby isn't in the best position it will be easiest to get them to move if they are alert and not sluggish.




do you offer weekend ultrasound appointments?


yes, i offer daily appointments including saturdays and sundays! i understand how hard it is for you to take time off of work and even harder to get your significant other to take off of work to join you - he's working hard to make sure baby has all that baby needs!




can children come to my ultrasound and how many guests can i invite?


children are welcome and encouraged to attend! invite as many guests as you'd like!
ask your guests to arrive promptly just before your appointment time so as not to miss out.




what is included with my ultrasound session?


each package includes an online, shareable album of images & videos accessible via a link sent by text or email allowing for instant downloading of images to your phone or device for immediate sharing to relatives or social media. the album never expires and we can add to it if you come for more than one session!
4 x 6 prints are not included but are also available for purchase.




what other services or products do you offer?


confetti & powder cannons, smoke bombs, my baby's heartbeat bears, baby onesies, shoes & blankets and maternity wear. please see thebumpshop.square.site to shop maternity wear.
4 x 6 prints are also available for purchase.




what forms of payment do you accept?


all ultrasound sessions are prepaid in full online as I am open by appointment only.
in the studio I accept cards or cash for any purchase, but ultrasounds are prepaid online by card. I cannot reserve an ultrasound by the promise of cash payment. if you do not have a debit or credit card, you can purchase a prepaid Visa gift card (i.e. Vanilla Gift Card at most stores like Walmart or Walgreens) and register it to your name, email and address online and then use that to check out.




at how many weeks can you tell me the gender?


you can come see me as early as 13 weeks for gender determination.

please do not schedule your gender reveal session before 13 weeks. if there was any discrepancy at all between your due date by your last menstrual period (LMP) and ultrasound dating please use your ultrasound measurement from your dating scan (first ultrasound) with your doctor/midwife to schedule. you may need to obtain a copy of your dating ultrasound report to see what baby measured by ultrasound and how they chose to date your pregnancy. most ob doctors will use your due date by your LMP even if the first ultrasound measurement was up to a week off.
for example if they told you your baby was measuring less than what your period date gave you, then you need to wait until 13 weeks and a few days to schedule.




do you offer discounts for return sessions?


absolutely! after your first visit with me you will find your return client coupon codes in your follow-up email! the codes will give you $10 off future ulrasounds and $25 off the 40 min HD 3D 4D session. return client coupons are for returning clients only.
i also have a referral program to get you further discounts on the HD 3D 4D 28+ weeks session! if you refer a friend, tell them they must submit your name into the referral box at checkout when they book any ultrasound with me. (multiple people cannot receive a discount for referring the same person, so your friend should only submit your name.)
when you are ready to book the HD 3D 4D, email me with the name(s) of friend(s) you have referred. i will check their reservation forms and email you your referral discount code! you could get your HD 3D 4D 28+ weeks session free!




what if my baby doesn't show gender?


if your baby doesn't show gender during the gender reveal session due to position (unlikely), i will have you come back later that day or another date. most of the time when gender isn't obvious, it is because the baby is still in the 12th week. if you book before baby is 13 weeks by the estimated due date or ultrasound measurment, and if gender is not obvious to me, then i will allow you to book a sneak peek session ($50 after your discount) for when baby would measure 13 weeks. this is because you are essentially booking the sessions backwards, the sneak peek ultrasound is for babies 6 -12 weeks and the gender reveal session is for babies 13 - 23 weeks.
please do not schedule your gender reveal session before 13 weeks. if there was any discrepancy at all between your due date by your last menstrual period (LMP) and ultrasound dating please use your ultrasound measurement from your dating scan (first ultrasound) with your doctor/midwife to schedule. you may need to obtain a copy of your dating ultrasound report to see what baby measured by ultrasound and how they chose to date your pregnancy. most ob doctors will use your due date by your LMP even if the first ultrasound measurement was up to a week off.
for example if they told you your baby was measuring less than what your period date gave you, then you need to wait until 13 weeks and a few days to schedule.




what are your restrictions since covid?


I do not have a limit on guests.
however, I have seating for up to 10 and also standing room. children are still welcome and encouraged to attend. I am not requiring the use of masks but you will see me wearing one during your ultrasound since I will be sitting close to you. each group may do what makes them comfortable; mom should direct her guests to wear or not wear masks. the door is locked between groups and you must wait for the previous group to leave before entering with your group; this has not so much to do with covid but to create a private experience for each family.
things that i have always done and will always do prior and post covid are wear a glove on my scanning hand during the exam, put a clean bed sheet down for each momma and sanitize my hands between scans.




what is your cancellation & booking policy?


all ultrasound sessions are prepaid in full online as I am open by appointment only. I do offer a refund with a full 24 hrs cancellation notice made to me via email. once it is less than 24 hours before your appointment time, the sale is final and you cannot cancel for a refund. for example, if your appointment is for 9:00 am, i must receive an email from you requesting cancellation no later than 9:00 am the day BEFORE your appointment; at 9:01 am it is too late to cancel for a refund. from the moment you book with me, the time that you paid for is reserved for you and you only and I am already making plans to be there. you can see my full cancellation & booking policy underneath every ultrasound description on my bookings page. here it is: Cancellation & Booking Policy Please give 24 hours notice to cancel or to reschedule. Payments for ultrasounds are only refundable if a full 24-hours cancellation notice via email is given. Once the appointment time is less than 24 hours away, the sale is final and you cannot cancel for a refund. I do not accept cancellations for same day bookings or bookings made less than 24 hours before the session start time; if you book for today or any time within the next 24 hours, make sure you can keep your appointment as the sale is final and a refund is not due to you. To cancel, reply to your booking confirmation email or email genderrevealultrasound@gmail.com (do not call or text) no less than 24 hours before your appointment time (i.e., if your appointment is for 9:00 am, I need to receive your email before 9:00 am, not 9:01 am or later, the day before your appointment). Should you need to reschedule your appointment with less than 24 hours notice due to a verifiable emergency, I can only reschedule, not cancel, your appointment once.
DO NOT DOUBLE BOOK!; As long as you give a full 24-hours reschedule notice via email, I can manually reschedule your appointment for you. Client is responsible for canceling the unwanted double booked ultrasound with a full 24-hours cancellation notice via email. If you double book appointments less than 24-hours before their start times, the sales are final for both bookings. If you're unsure if your booking went through, first check your bank account to see if you were charged and write to me at genderrevealultrasound@gmail.com before booking another ultrasound. You may have entered your email incorrectly and won't receive a booking confirmation email or your email server is rejecting my emails, but you've still scheduled with me and are occupying a spot on my schedule that no one else can book.
The cancellation policy applies even if your ultrasound was booked by someone else for you as you are occupying a spot on my schedule that no one else can book.
The cancellation policy also applies regardless of how far your physical location is from me; My address is made visible to you before you complete the bookings process and it is also visible at the bottom of every principal page of my website. You are responsible for calculating travel time; It is not uncommon for clients to travel 2 to 3 hours to see me.
Bad weather / hurricanes: The cancellation policy still applies for bad weather or hurricanes. We know about hurricanes and the potential for most storms, including winter storms, more than 24 hours in advance. The only exception to this is if you cannot travel due to flooded roadways and you have no alternate route; In this case, I will offer you one reschedule.
COVID: The cancellation policy still applies even if you become covid positive or need to quarantine less than 24 hours before your appointment time. If this happens, I will offer one reschedule. Gender Reveal Ultrasound LLC is providing you an elective service to view your baby. Unless you are specifically booking a diagnostic ultrasound, this is not a diagnostic service. You are expected to be under the care of a doctor or midwife. You are asked for your doctor or midwife's name so that they can be alerted of anything that may need further diagnostic investigation. All images are ultimately property of Gender Reveal Ultrasound LLC and Gender Reveal Ultrasound LLC reserves the right to share images, but NOT your personal information, to social media for advertising purposes.




what if my baby isn't in a good position during the hd 3d 4d session?


i offer reduced priced $50 hd 3d 4d rescans for babies for moms who have completed the hd 3d 4d 28+ weeks 30 min session. this can be booked up to two more times after completing the hd 3d 4d 28+ weeks session. you can book it even if you got great images the first time. the 24 - 27 weeks hd 3d 4d 20 min session does NOT include a rescan. i ask that you please drink at least 7 bottles of water a day for a week before your 3d appointment to ensure that the best possible images are obtained.





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Gender Reveal HD Ultrasound
17066 Airline Hwy,  Suite B
Prairieville, La 70769

genderrevealultrasound@gmail.com

Tel: 225.744.3D4D

Text: 225.800.6898
Fax: 225.744.2070

Appointment Hours:

​Monday - Friday 9 am to 2 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2:30 pm

Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm
Everyday By Appointment Only