Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions?  We have answers about all things related to your elective ultrasound experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions?  We have answers about all things related to your elective ultrasound experience.


We want you to have all the information you’re looking for.  

The most frequently asked questions we get are grouped by category. 

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Or you can CONTACT US directly.

Do you take insurance?

No, elective ultrasound appointments are NOT covered by insurance since they are not part of routine prenatal care, no medical information is obtained or provided during the session, nor is this a diagnostic or clinical medical exam ordered by your physician intended to assess the well being of your baby. Insurance will not cover an elective ultrasound.

How do you take payment?

We accept cash, credit/debit, HSA/FSA, Apple pay as acceptable payment options

Do you require a deposit to book the appointment?

A $50 booking deposit is required to secure your appointment. This deposit will be deducted from the total cost of the package selected at the time of service. If you are booking the Beautiful Beginnings VIP Membership, please note that the deposit is $425. Please note that the booking deposit is non-refundable in the event of cancellation after the 24-hour cancellation policy. {Updated April 2024)

Do you have a NO show policy?

If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance to avoid forfeiting the booking deposit.  (Updated April 2024)

Please see our Packages for pricing.

Do you offer discounted services?

Military (active or veteran), Law Enforcement Officers (LEO-mom or dad), and 1st Responders (fire, EMS) will receive a 15% discount on any elective ultrasound service.

  • 2D anytime beginning at 5-6 weeks through your entire pregnancy
  • 3/4D/HD Live anytime, however best results begin in the middle of the 2nd trimester – middle of 3rd trimester (24-34 weeks)

Use the Pregnancy Calculator on our Home page.

Is ultrasound safe for my baby?

Ultrasound is absolutely safe! Ultrasound images are created by using high frequency sound waves which bounce back from inside of your body to create images of your baby in 2D and 3/4D.

Ultrasound has been proven over the last 30 years to be safe while accessing the anatomical health and well being of your baby during routine prenatal care. There are NO studies that prove any negative outcomes as a direct result of ultrasounds.

We use the most advanced technology (voluson E10) with your safety in mind and adhere to strict guidelines in the elective ultrasound industry. Also be sure an experienced sonographer who is registered by the ARDMS is conducting the scan and Expecting Miracles only hires experienced registered sonographers.

3/4D ultrasound is no more exposure to your baby than the traditional 2D clinical diagnostic ultrasound exams your doctor orders.

Can you keep the gender a surprise during the ultrasound session and put the results in a sealed envelope?

Yes, we love to help you create the perfect gender reveal celebration. During a Sneak Peek Ultrasound session please note if you want to know during your session or if you will be having the gender put into a sealed envlope. We will honor just about any request sending results immediately via email, text or given in a simple yet cute handcrafted complimentary keepsake gender reveal card (at no extra cost).

How accurate is the gender determination of my baby’s sex?

The Sneak Peek genetic gender determination is 99.99% accurate beginning at 6 wks.

The ultrasound is 99% accurate at 6 weeks provided normal genitalia.  NOTE:  the only way to be 100% sure about the sex of the baby is to obtain a clinical genetic gender test for sex chromosomes because although it is rare occasionally fetuses will have anomalous genitals (ie including but not limited to the following: ambiguous genitalia, hypoplastic labia, clitoromegaly, scrotal hypoplasia, and cryptorchidism)  

How does the SneakPeek test work?

SneakPeek utilizes the natural process of shared fetal DNA circulating inside the mother’s bloodstream.

The lab uses PCR technology to detect the presence or absence of male Y chromosome in the blood sample provided beginning at 6 weeks into pregnancy. If a Y chromosome is detected then the baby’s gender is male and if it is not detected then the baby’s gender is female.

At your appointment with us, we make collecting moms blood sample a SNAP.

We use SneakPeek’s innovative breakthrough blood collection method which is quick and painless. First the area where the sample will be taken from the outside of the right upper arm is cleaned and all debris is brushed from the skin surface. Then heat is applied to the area and finally the Snap device is adheared to the skin. Next the plunger is activated causing the SneakPeek Snap microneedles to barely scratch the skins surface which will allow a few drops of blood to collect into the tube attached to the SNAP device.

How do I prepare for my elective ultrasound appointment? 

Please see How to Prepare for Your Appointment on our packages page.

Do I need a full bladder for my ultrasound?

If you are 12+ weeks, you do not need a full bladder

Do we still have to wear masks (protective face covering) or show proof of COVID vaccination?

No, but please feel free to wear a mask if you are more comfortable, however, our staff will not be wearing a mask.

Can I bring guests and is there an age limit?

We not only welcome guests, we encourage it.

We do NOT impose any restrictions or limitations on the people you want to have with you at your appointment.

We feel it is vital to include and involve those loved ones during this magical time in your life as you begin a new chapter.

What if my baby doesn’t cooperate?

No guarantees can be made or has been made at the time of the imaging as to the picture or video quality and/or content of the imaging due to circumstances beyond the control of Expecting Miracles, LLC, including, but not limited to: the position of the fetus(es), position of the placenta, mother’s body habitus or position of the internal organs of the mother.

If the technician deems beneficial, and you qualify by being in the recommended gestation for your session choice, we offer a complimentary rescan session at no charge within 7 days of initial appointment. If at that time the position of the fetus(es) impedes on the quality of images, all further rescan sessions are only $39.00 per session. Our goal is to give you an unforgettable experience and get some amazing images of your baby regardless of the baby’s position, however sometimes that’s not possible on the first attempt.

Can I get a refund if my baby doesn’t cooperate?

Refunds will not be granted for any circumstances, as we provide a service, not a product.

How long does the appointment take?

This is dependent on the ultrasound session you choose.

What if the sonographer sees something concerning on the elective ultrasound?

While the sonographer is not specifically evaluating any fetal anatomy, we will contact your provider if there is something that is life threatening to mom or baby incidentally visualized on the elective ultrasound or there are no fetal heart tones.

2D is the traditional black and white image used to evaluate the anatomy of a fetus used as a standard in all diagnostic or clinical ultrasound imaging. Beautiful profiles can be obtained in this standard view.

3D is a volume rendering of a 2D image which gives the view of the image from the outside only. For example, rendering a 2D image of a profile will give you a clear image of the fetal face.

4D is a live movement of a 3D image. The 4th dimension is movement in real time so we can see a baby make facial expressions or yawn or stretch in 3D.

HD LIVE (5D) is simply clear High Definition using a light source

Do you offer 5D ultrasound?

5D ultrasound (only used with a Samsung
product) which is commonly used to describe the HD LIVE feature with the GE Voluson product.

Currently we are the only elective ultrasound facility using a GE Voluson E10 in the state and surrounding areas. The E10 has the most advanced ultrasound imaging capabilities available today.

The GE Voluson E10 offers Real Glimpse – HDLive Studio and provides Silhouette imaging to enhance features on a HD Live image by having the ability to change the position of the light source.

Be educated and be sure to ask what ultrasound system is being used as they might be falsely advertising 5D ultrasound capability.

Do I need an appointment?

We do take walk-ins and same day appointments if they are available for those impulsive moms who decide at the last minute they want to see their baby.

Scheduled appointments will guarantee you a spot on a specific day and a specific time. (click here to see what appointments are available)

Do you have evening or weekend hours?

Yes! We want to accommodate the working parents and make scheduling your appointment convenient which is why we are open late on Tuesday/Thursday evenings (till 7 pm) and open on Saturdays (9 am – 2 pm).

How can I make an appointment?

Easy! Schedule HERE  on the website.  Or:

  • Message us on facebook
  • DM on IG
  • text 302-533-5942,
  • call 302-533-6682,
  • email

Are you a registered sonographer with experience?

Absolutely! This is a very important question that should not be overlooked when deciding where to schedule your elective 3/4D appointment.

Owner/operator has been a registered diagnostic sonographer for almost 20 years and has 10 years experience working in high risk OB where she found her passion for and developed her skills for prenatal ultrasound imaging.

Please do your research and choose an elective facility who employs registered sonographers credentialed by American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®). As a registered sonographer, we must keep up with current medical practices and complete a minimum of 30 CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits every 3 years.

Do you follow HIPPA or have a private policy?

Because we are not a medical facility and do not obtain or provide medical information nor take medical insurance, HIPPA does not apply here and we are not required to be HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant.

However your privacy is paramount to us and we would not share your information unless permission was given. On our registration and waiver, we do ask your permission to share your baby’s photos or any photos taken in our office for the sole purpose of future marketing. Without your permission, we will not share your photos and respect your privacy. Expecting Miracles, LLC does not sell, exchange or provide any information to any other parties, individuals or companies.

Is Expecting Miracles a franchise?

No we are not a franchise. We are independently owned and operated not affiliated with any medical facility or any other ultrasound center.