FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Showbabies?

Because Showbabies brings the show to you! We are the first and only company in Las Vegas to bring state-of-the-art, high-definition mobile equipment to your home for convenient, private ultrasound sessions, baby showers, gender reveal parties and more!

Showbabies’ founder - Ashley D. James, SPI - and all Showbabies technicians are medically-trained, nationally-accredited sonographers with multiple years of experience.

When you combine your home and our amazing equipment with Ashley's expertise, you'll understand why we say our ultrasounds are truly “Your baby’s time to shine!”

What is elective 2D/3D/4D/HD ultrasound? Can you do measurements?

Elective ultrasound uses sound waves to visualize your baby in the womb and even hear its heartbeat! It is a bonding experience that creates lifelong memories for the parents or even the whole family. However, our service is strictly elective and non-diagnostic. For your own protection you should always have measurements, due date estimates, and any other diagnostic imaging related to your pregnancy done under your doctor’s care.

Elective ultrasound is strictly for entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for routine prenatal care with a qualified doctor.

Do I need to make an appointment?

Appointments are required, and may be made by clicking the “Schedule an Appointment” button above or calling (702) 608-8111.

What’s the soonest I could do an elective fetal ultrasound?

We can detect your baby's heartbeat as early as 8 weeks, but we recommend waiting until 12 weeks to fully enjoy seeing your baby’s shape and movement.

When is the soonest I can see my baby's gender? How accurate are gender determinations?

At 14 weeks you can begin to estimate a baby's gender using various statistical methods. As your baby develops, these estimates become more and more accurate. The best age for doing an accurate gender determination is 20 weeks. However, even at this age, such determination is still not 100% accurate.

When is the best time to do 3D/4D?

The best time to do 3D/4D ultrasound is after your baby has had time to develop his/her facial features and limbs, and before the last few weeks of your pregnancy when there isn’t enough space or fluid to allow good imaging. In other words, give your little performer time to perfect their act, and then pick a good time where they have plenty of room to show you the ol’ razzle dazzle!

Some specific timeframes to consider:

  • Weeks 15-20 is the best time to see the entire body
  • Weeks 25-30 will show more defined development
  • Weeks 30-35 the baby is almost fully grown, all images will be close ups!

Overall the best time is between 28-32 weeks. For twins, we recommend 24-27 weeks.

What should I do to prepare for my Showbabies ultrasound?

Get the most out of your Showbabies experience by reviewing the following guidelines. The more prepared you are, the more time we have to watch your baby's performance!

  1. Drink lots of water at least 3 days prior to your appointment: Maximizing your amniotic fluid gives the camera the perfect lens for getting your baby's good side!

  2. Wear a two piece outfit: Something loose and comfortable, making it easy to access the baby bump.

  3. Have a comfortable location with a convenient power plug selected before your appointment.

  4. Stock up on your favorite candy and has a glass of ice water ready in case we need to stimulate baby to change positions.

  5. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Is ultrasound safe for my baby?

According to The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine: “No confirmed biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposure at intensities typical of present diagnostic ultrasound equipment have ever been reported.”

Elective fetal ultrasound is a growing, worldwide industry with no yet reported adverse effects.

However, we recommend discussing elective fetal ultrasound with your OB/GYN before engaging our services.

What is your cancellation/late policy?

Because we appreciate your business and respect your time, your Showbabies experience is reserved just for you. To guarantee your appointment, we require a $25 deposit. If you need to cancel for any reason, you must cancel 24 hours before your scheduled appointment time, or your deposit will forfeited to cover lost time, fuel, and/or other associated costs.

If you cancel more than 24 hours in advance your deposit and/or full payment will be refunded in full. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance and you’ve paid in full, you will be refunded the fully paid amount minus $25.

Your forfeited deposit may be used as a credit towards any Showbabies service one time only. Future cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will be forfeited in their entirety.

Can you do prints, CDs or DVD Video?

Because we are mobile and carry as little equipment as possible, we only provide a reusable USB Flash Drive that contains an unlimited number of images and short movie clips from your session.

For prints, we recommend taking our free flash drive to any drugstore or Walmart and print your images for 10-20 cents each. To be honest, this is actually much higher quality then you would receive if we (or any other company) printed it, and at a much better price.

And you’re also welcome to have a family member record your session.