By Jamie Feder
For those expectant mothers who can’t wait to meet and bond with their unborn child, Impact Medical Technologies Inc., located in East Meadow, offers a truly amazing service. While traditional 2D ultrasounds only give a rough outline of your child, Impact Medical Technologies specializes in 3D/4D ultrasounds that give you a “window into their world.”
In the sonogram room, clients lie down on a comfortable bed and gaze up at a large flat screen TV to see their baby in 3D and 4D. There is also a separate viewing room available if you want to bring family and friends to see your bundle of joy. The staff at Impact Medical Technologies is friendly and knowledgeable. Moiz U. Hasan conducts the sonograms. He’s a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and an expert at maneuvering you and your baby around in order to get the best vantage point. This is all done within your personal level of comfort.
The 3D/4D ultrasound is breathtaking. Mothers truly get to see what life is like for their child inside the womb. You will be amazed to see your child sucking his or her thumb, smiling, stretching, or waving. You can even see facial features that allow you to begin to guess whether the baby looks like you or daddy. Throughout the ultrasound, the technician points out your baby’s features and what your baby is doing. The sonographer takes still pictures of your baby at various angles and doing different activities. A video recording can also be made of the entire session.
The 3D/4D sonogram is not only a phenomenal experience for the mother, but also for the father. Pregnant women have been feeling their baby move and kick for months, but for many men pregnancy is a surreal experience until the baby is born. Impact Medical Technologies gives the father an opportunity to bond with his child by showing him what the baby looks like and how the baby moves inside the womb.
3D/4D ultrasound images can be taken at any stage of the pregnancy, but a mother should wait until week 18 for gender results and between weeks 27 and 34 for the best facial features.
The 3D/4D ultrasound is safe for mother and baby. It operates using the same sound waves that a traditional 2D ultrasound uses. It is important to note that Hasan is not a physician and cannot make diagnostics beyond gender determination. The results of a session can be sent to your doctor or midwife.
Impact Medical Technologies offers different packages—from determining your baby’s sex to watching your baby in his or her environment for 5-30 minutes. Packages range from $35 to $395. For a limited time, the Curiosity Package ($35) gives you a quick five-minute peek at your child in 3D/4D. The Sneak Peek Package ($75) allows you to see your child in 3D/4D for five minutes and to take home two colorized 3D photos and four black and white 3D photos. With the Gold Package ($135), you will go home with a CD of all the ultrasound images, print outs of selected color sonogram pictures, print outs of black and white sonogram pictures, and a DVD of the entire session with your baby in motion. Impact Medical Technologies also offers discounts for your next visit, if you wish to see your baby in 3D/4D multiple times. For other packages, see their website.
Impact Medical Technologies, Inc.
1975 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554