Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the Best Time for 3D?

» The optimal time for nice face views in 3D is between 27 – 33 weeks (28 weeks being ideal) however, we can scan up to 37 weeks.

Q2. When can I find out the gender of my baby?

» We can determine baby’s gender from as early as 15 weeks. After this gestation, gender is fully developed so it is best to wait until then. Here at The Ultrasound Nursery, we pride ourselves on our 100% accuracy reputation.

Q3. Can I bring guests with me?

» Of course – our spacious studio can comfortably seat up to 7 people. We have two large viewing screens for everyone to see baby. Children are very welcome and we have a kid’s area to keep them occupied.

Q4. Do I need to drink water for my 3D scan?

» Yes, a well hydrated Mum is crucial for the success of the 3D scan. The best way to achieve this is to drink at least 2-3 litres of water on the days leading up to and including your appointment day. Please also read through the information sheet sent to you upon booking so you are well prepared for your ultrasound.

Q5. Are ultrasounds safe?

» Studies done on the effect of ultrasound have shown that this modality does not present any risk to the mother or the unborn baby. These studies have been undertaken for over 30 years. We recommend that should you have any concerns that you consult with your obstetrician, managing GP or other independent health professions to address any concerns that you may have before booking with us.

Q6. Does this replace my diagnostic scans?

» We are non-medical and our scans do not replace your dating scan, 12 week Nuchal Translucency scan, 20 week Anatomy scan or any other medical scans you may require. We do not search for fetal abnormalities or answer any medical questions. Our scans are purely to enhance the bonding experience with your baby and are for keepsake purposes only. If you have any concerns regarding your pregnancy, please consult with your GP.

Q7. Do I need a referral?

» No you do not need a doctors referral to have a scan with us. You can visit us any time between 12 – 37 weeks to view baby.

Q8. How do I pay?

» We accept Eftpos (Visa or Mastercard) and cash.

Q9. Is there an extra charge for multiples?

» We have a $30 surcharge for twins and triplets on all packages. This is to allow for extra scanning time so we can view each baby.

Q10. Where are you located and what are your opening hours?

» The Ultrasound Nursery is located at 36 Hargreaves Street in Belmont WA 6104


Opening Hours are:

Monday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Pubic Holidays: Closed

If you have a question that you don’t see here, please feel free to email us at and we can help you further

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