Frequently Asked Questions
What is an ultrasound and is it safe?
Ultrasound is the use of high frequency sound waves to generate a picture based on the return echo of the tissue that is being imaged. This technology is very similar to radar. Ultrasound does not utilize radiation. Extensive studies over 30 years have found that ultrasound is safe. It has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby. Routine scanning of all pregnancies is now normal throughout the United States. In 3D/4D scanning, exactly the same type and intensity of ultrasound is used as with conventional 2D scanning. 3D and 4D ultrasound will be similar to a diagnostic 2D scan with your doctor in terms of exposure.
Because of our medical background, we have been well trained in the importance of minimizing exposure. At Perfect Timing, we utilize techniques that bridge the gap from the world of diagnostic imaging to elective ultrasound. We ensure that the safest imaging methods are practiced.
Why should I choose Perfect Timing Ultrasound? What makes you different?
One of our owners is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer. She is currently employed with a local radiology department. Because of her love for OB, she is specifically credentialed in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Our other owner is a registered radiologic technologist, holding her credentials with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. She also holds a Massachusetts state license with over 10 years of experience in diagnostic imaging. She is employed within the same local radiology department and holds a huge passion for OB. We have a combined experience of over 20 years in our respective fields and have undergone extensive training in elective ultrasound. While we are invested in providing families a more intimate experience to bond with their babies via elective ultrasound, our hearts still lie within our medical background. You will see elements of this throughout the services we offer as a major difference between us and other elective ultrasound facilities. The safety of you and your baby is our number priority here at Perfect Timing Ultrasound.
Does this take the place of a diagnostic medical ultrasound performed with my doctor’s order?
Perfect Timing Ultrasound is an elective ultrasound facility. Our 2D/3D/4D & HD Live prenatal services are not monitored by an obstetrician or radiologist and DO NOT, under any circumstances, take the place of your diagnostic ultrasounds or prenatal care.
*Our Ovulation Tracking services ALONE, will be interpreted by board certified, Massachusetts licensed radiologists who are accredited by the Joint Commission.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We have purchased a GE Voluson E8. This ultrasound machine is equipped with the newest technology available on the market called HDLive. This brings unprecedented anatomical realism through advanced skin illumination and shadowing techniques. This results in the most detailed look at your baby! This machine allows us to view your baby in 2D/3D as well as baby moving around in 4D!
Why do I need to provide proof of prenatal care?
As mentioned above, safety is our number one concern. While we at Perfect Timing are very well trained, we are not medical doctors. If an abnormality is suspected, your doctor will be contacted so it can be investigated with a medical ultrasound. Our 2D/3D/4D & HD Live prenatal services are not monitored by an obstetrician or radiologist and DO NOT, under any circumstances, take the place of your diagnostic ultrasounds or prenatal care. We do not perform diagnostic prenatal ultrasounds or look for any maternal or fetal abnormalities. Our services are elective in nature and DO NOT take the place of your diagnostic ultrasounds. For these reasons, we require you to provide proof of prenatal care before you can be seen at our facility.
*Our Ovulation Tracking services ALONE, will be interpreted by board certified, Massachusetts licensed radiologists who are accredited by the Joint Commission.
How far along in my pregnancy do I have to be in order to been seen at Perfect Timing Ultrasound?
We at Perfect Timing begin OB scanning at 6 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period. This is the time of pregnancy where ultrasound technology is able to begin detecting your baby’s heartbeat! That being said, we are happy to see you throughout any and all stages of your pregnancy. We welcome you to come in and just say “hi” to your baby anytime! If your wish is only to be seen one time for a 3D ultrasound, we suggest being between the gestational ages of 26-34 weeks for a chance at the best images!
Who can I bring with me?
Perfect Timing is a family friendly zone! You can bring whomever you would like; family, children, and friends are all welcome! We do not charge for extra guests! We have a large ultrasound suite with a big, comfortable sectional couch! We can comfortably seat 6-10 of your guests in our scanning room! There is also play area for children to keep everyone happy! If you have a larger party we are happy to provide additional seating options to ensure that everyone is able to partake in this wonderful experience! Please note that we are a handicap accessible and stroller friendly facility!
What can I expect when I visit Perfect Timing?
Being pregnant is a momentous experience and it is our goal to exceed your expectations every time you visit us! Our relaxing suite is designed to make you feel as if you are in your own home while you are getting your ultrasound. We encourage you to bring your entire family to share this experience with you. Our large scanning suite is more like your living room! Upon arrival you will be greeted by a member of our staff and she will make sure you understand every service we offer. If you are undecided, our staff can help you decide which package is best for you! We offer a beverage station and a kids corner in our reception room for your enjoyment during the few moments it may take to get you checked in! We will invite you into the ultrasound room and the first thing you will notice is the large projection screen we have set up for your viewing pleasure! In order to enhance your experience, please allow for at least a full 30 minutes for your ultrasound session. This allows us to take the time we need to provide you with a quality experience with your baby.
What is your refund policy?
We do not offer refunds on any of our services for any reason. However, in certain circumstances and at the tech’s discretion, we may offer ONE re-do session where you will be invited back for another ultrasound at not cost to you! Please refer to the re-do policy on our scheduling page for more information.
What is the difference between 2D/3D/4D and HDLive technologies and what can I expect the pictures to look like?
Please see the gallery below for the best explanation of each of our different technology capabilities. All of our imaging techniques utilize the same sound wave exposure. 4D is updated in real time, like a movie of baby moving around with the 3D views! Please see our video clips to experience 3D in motion!
Beautiful and clear 3D/4D images of your baby, especially baby’s face, are often seen on a third trimester ultrasound. Good 3D/4D imaging requires a co-operative baby and adequate amniotic fluid in front of the structure being imaged. Some babies press against the wall of the uterus or placenta, or they may have their arms or hands lying in front of the face. This will make obtaining 3D/4D images difficult or impossible. It is good for parents to anticipate seeing their growing baby, but not to be too disappointed if the 3D/4D images prove difficult or the images of baby’s face are impossible to get. Every effort will be made to obtain the highest quality pictures for you and your family to cherish for years to come!
Where is Perfect Timing Ultrasound Located?
Our address is 6 Resnik Rd. Suite 202 and we are located just off of route 3 in Plymouth, Ma. We are proud to provide service to all of Eastern Massachusetts, from Boston to Cape Cod, as well as Providence, Rhode Island! We are a short drive from the south shore towns of Kingston, Marshfield, Duxbury and just “over the bridge” from the Cape towns of Mashpee, Bourne and Sandwich.
What is Ovulation Tracking?
Ovulation Tracking is the use of diagnostic ultrasound to image the development and rupture of a dominant follicle. Ovulation Tracking requires several appointments per menstrual cycle. At these appointments, women will have a transvaginal ultrasound which will be interpreted by board certified, Massachusetts licensed radiologists who are accredited by the Joint Commission. At any given time during a menstrual cycle, the chances to conceive are between 20-22%. With ultrasound guided ovulation tracking, the percentage of successful conception leaps to 76% in just one cycle of ovulation tracking! The numbers increase to 98% at 6 months of ovulation tracking*. We do not diagnose fertility, we simply help to narrow down your fertile window so your chances for successful conception are greatly improved!
Becoming a mother is an incredible transformation. We are both so passionate about our motherhood experiences that we opened a business centered around this phase of life. We feel honored to help women with ovulation tracking and privileged to fulfill the need that pregnant mothers have to connect with their little ones.
Tuesday & Wednesday :
By Appointment 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
SneakPeek Clinical DNA Testing
By Appointment 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Saturday & Sunday:
By Appointment 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are happy to work with you and your family’s schedule. Please inquire about an alternative appointment time if these hours do not work for you.
Great experience! They have an awesome set up with a projector and a huge couch. My whole family was able to attend and even though we saw the sex immediately, they continued the ultrasound to show us all of the developed organs and everything. So fun!
Everything about my appointment was so amazing! I was so comfortable and surprised as to how large the room was and accommodating for lots of people. Next time I’ll have to bring our families so they can experience it with us. Kristen & Sarah were so nice and you can tell they really love what they do. They may have been just as excited as we were! Thanks again!!
They went above and beyond to figure out the gender of our baby. They were so welcoming, kind, and have the patience of a saint! Worth every penny! I would recommend this place to anyone seeking gender and/or 3D ultrasound! You won’t be disappointed.
Perfect Timing is AMAZING! It was the most relaxing ultrasound experience I have had. The owners are so kind, and so patient, explaining everything that I was seeing on the screen. The ultrasound room itself is so comfy, with nice big couches and an area in the corner for your kids to entertain themselves while you are getting to see your baby. I will be going back to Perfect Timing between my regular doctor appointments, it was that wonderful of an experience! Thank you ladies!
Sarah and Kristen were great! The whole experience was a pleasant one, we were both so comfortable. They took the time and effort to try and get some great footage of our sweet and stubborn little man! The space is so cute and the ultrasound room is awesome! The chair was comfy for me and my husband appreciated the comfy couch. 100% will recommend to any expecting mommas-to-be.
Caitlyn W. 12/17/2018
Had an amazing experience at Perfect Timing Ultrasound! I had planned on doing a family gender reveal at Christmas. My Dr. Said she couldn’t get gender at 15weeks on her machine and scheduled me out for January. PERFECT TIMING IS RIGHT. I did a quick search in my area and found these guys. After looking at the website and reviews I felt confident booking. It was a little tricky to find but my sister came with me and we were both wonderfully surprised!! You walk in and it’s a clean and modern but warm feel. In the ultrasound room there are couches and a large projector with screen. I was so thrilled with the thoroughness of the whole experience. I selected the top secret gender reveal and will be opening a bear (pink or blue) with my babies heartbeat recorded inside on Christmas Morning. I am exceptionally grateful that Perfect Timing gave me the opportunity to have the reveal I had planned (and in style). THANK YOU!
Declan Plunkett 2/23/19 Recommends
Perfect timing ultrasound have been nothing short of amazing, they guys have been fantastic at every point of the way so far. They have answered all of this first time father-to-be’s questions no matter how ridiculous, at any time of day. They have went above and beyond, even going so far as to drop test results off to our house on their day off. They have contacted me to see how my wife was when she ended up in hospital and to wish her well. They are everything a business should strive to be and I would 110% recommend them to anyone, I already have to all my pregnant friends. I will never forget my wife’s first pregnancy and I will never forget all the help I’ve received with perfect timing ultrasound, I look forward to our future appointments, thank you guys for everything, I truly appreciate it all. Go raibh mile maith agat!
Lauren Plunkett 2/23/19 Recommends
From our very first appt at 6 weeks pregnant Kristen and Sarah made us feel so comfortable!! Our little one was hiding but we got a glimpse, Kristen had us come back a few days later to get a better view of the heart rate and baby and the second time was a big success! The office is nice and cozy and they make you feel so welcome. We went back for the blood draw and asked Sarah if she could hold onto the results and put a onesie of the gender in a gift bag for us that we provided, she was more than willing and happy to do so. She communicated with my husband and I and even hand delivered our bag when the results took a little longer than expected. We cannot wait to go back in a few weeks for another ultrasound and get a heartbeat plush. I highly recommend Perfect Timing Ultrasound and I’m so thankful to have found them and to be able to get extra peaks of my little boy! Kristen and Sarah I can’t thank you enough for how amazing you ladies are!
Amber Sabbz 2/3/19
Jackie Barrett 2/2/19 Recommends
I can not say enough great things about my experience with Kristen & Sarah! I showed up for my 14 week gender determination appointment with a large crowd and they were so accommodating. They made the experience super fun and comfortable. I will definitely be returning there for a 3D ultrasound!
Julianne Trudeau 1/15/19
Cecelia Almeida 12/13/18 Recommends
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!! My appt was last night and Sarah & Kristen were absolutely Awesome especially her son Wes! I felt so comfortable & relaxed! Such a great experience!!! #ParentsToBe
Caroline Goyette 11/6/18 Recommends
I absolutely adored my experience with Perfect Timing Ultrasound. I went 14 weeks and 5 days for a gender reveal surprise! Both Sarah and Kristen did an amazing job turning off the screen and locating the gender. I was so worried that the baby would be shy and we wouldnt be able to get the answer. This was so not the case. The ladies were so kind they even called someone for me to reveal the sex so we could have that person put something together as a surprise for the reveal. The location is easy to get too and the suite is clean and spacious. They had a section ny 1 year old played while we did the ultrasound. I can not wait to return when our SON is a little more developed!
Kristen Berghane 11/5/18
Such a great experience! So thankful for their patience and for the wonderful pictures and videos of our little guy!
Michelle Wojcik 11/1/18
I highly recommend perfect timing ultra sound! Sarah and Kristin are amazing! It was so exciting getting a sneak peek of our little girl!!
Ashley Moriarty 10/3/18
Ladies, you are amazing! You made me feel so comfortable and truly made this a great experience. We will definitely be coming back!
Amanda Douglas 9/28/18 Recommends
Had such an amazing experience when Sarah and Kristen scanned my little guy!!! He was so super shy at first but they took their time and waited for him to decide to show his face! The office has such a great clean feel to it and the ultrasound room is beyond comfortable!!!!! Their website says there is enough room to bring people and it’s no joke, it’s so comfortable and spacious! I would definitely recommend having a 3D/4D ultrasound done here! Such a fun time all around!!!
Jennifer Alyse Akins 9/4/18 Recommends
Thank you so much Kristen and Sarah we loved seeing our little boy even though he was being difficult with that foot of his in front of his face haha! The office is beautiful and clean, plenty of comfortable seating. I can’t say enough about how happy I am with my experience and the value Thank you again ladies! I hope to come back for one more before Logan’s debut
Jessica Gerrior 8/21/18 Recommends
Amazing experience. I can not say enough about Kristen and Sarah!! They were very friendly and understanding as our 2 yr ran around the room. The ultrasound room was so big, clean and even had toys to keep our son occupied. Best experience ever and so many great pictures for us to treasure!!! Strongly suggest anyone looking for a great experience no need to look any further!!!
Justine Racheotes 8/12/18 Recommends
Such a wonderful and different experience outside of the normal hospital prenatal visits. These ladies are so much fun! They are doing this for the love of babies
Sandy Olivieri 7/29/18
We are so happy to have been able to see what our twin boys were up to! We were 31 weeks along when Kristen scanned us and she was so patient waiting for our little guys to cooperate. Such cute photos! Thank you again Kristen!
Carly Roche 7/23/18
Sarah and Kristen have scanned my little guy a few times now and each visit is more amazing than the last! These incredible mamas are passionate about what they do and it shows from the moment you walk in the door. The opportunity to see your baby is special and they are with you every step of the way, making sure you’re comfortable, answering questions, and always aiming for the highest quality scans. Perfecting Timing has been an amazing part of my pregnancy and has allowed me to connect with baby in a way I never imagined – if you’re expecting or planning, I cannot recommend them enough! Thank you Sarah and Kristen!
Nikki Gusdorf 7/21/18
Two great women with a wonderful service for pregnant women! Kind, compassionate and caring! I went at 16 weeks to learn gender, they did a wonderful job capturing my baby!
Samantha Holmes 7/21/18
Anyone who is expecting I would HIGHLY recommend Perfect Timing Ultrasound!! Not only do you get incredible photos of your baby but The office is absolutely amazing. Kristen is so friendly, and the ultrasound room makes you feel at home!!
Arlenis Clark 7/18/18
I highly recommend Perfect Timing Ultrasound to any family thats expecting. Husband and I went about two weeks ago with the in-laws at 12weeks pregnancy and the experience was beyond amanzing. These ladies go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, relaxed and as I personally felt right at home with a big screen tv lol. We loved it so much we will be returning this evening just to check-up on our little one.
Allison Superior 7/14/18
Absolutely amazing experience we had today seeing baby Sophia! Sarah and Kristen were so welcoming and it was a very comfortable environment. The pictures came out perfect! Thank you guys soo much! Couldn’t of had a better experience!
Merranda Walker 7/7/18
I highly recommend this place!!!! today I got to see my baby girls face and it was such an amazing experience!!! The women here were so friendly and made the experience such a memorable one I absolutely loved it. Thank you so much ladies you made this mama very very happy