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i am 30 weeks pregnant and i want another ultrasound but i have already had 2 and i dont think my insurance will cover it, i will pay for one out of pocket but i was wondering how to go about it and around how much they cost?

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lilae86

Asked by lilae86 at 9:08 AM on May. 31, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • If you want another I would go for one of the 3D places that do them just for fun. Depending on what you have in your area alot of times you can find a pretty cheap 20-30 minute session. But if you wanted it from the medical point of view rather than just for fun then i'm not really sure how you would get around that other than just asking your doc if they can do one more for you.
    Ctink8189

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 9:21 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • Call the place you had them done and ask how much they are then ask the doctor to write the order
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:23 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • ask your doctor and i would do the 3D too....it sounds fun..but regular untrasounds out of pocket can cost up to 500 dollars altogether. you will be paying for the equipment and the tech....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • Why are you wanting another one?

    Is it a medical reason? Or just because?

    If it's for a keepsake type thing than go to a 3D/4D place. It's usually between 50 and 200 dollars for a 30 minute ultra sound that usually includes some prints, a CD with more still imagines and a DVD. At least that's what the places around here charge.


    If there is a medical reason for it discuss your concerns with your doctor or midwife. Most of the OBGYNs around here ALWAYS do a 3rd trimester ultra sound unless the mother declines it. I think it's usually done between 33 and 35 weeks. Our insurance only covers 2 at 100% as well but then any other's after that which are deemed MEDICALLY NECESSARY but the HCP are covered at 90%.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • Go for a 3D one then.. I believe they range in prices from $50-$200 depending on where you go.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:02 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • You do know what an ultrasound does to your baby, right? Think about it - ULTRA SOUND - bombards them with very intense, unpleasant sound waves. No, I don't think it harms them, but it does cause short-term stress. Why put your baby through unnecessary stress if there is no medical reason for it?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • You do know what an ultrasound does to your baby, right? Think about it - ULTRA SOUND - bombards them with very intense, unpleasant sound waves. No, I don't think it harms them, but it does cause short-term stress. Why put your baby through unnecessary stress if there is no medical reason for it?

    Where do you get this information from? If it stressed the baby then I would think that the baby would have an obvious reaction.
    alotta_fagina

    Answer by alotta_fagina at 10:14 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • regular ones cost HUNDREDS....just ask, they don't care as long as your paying for it!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • There's a lot of information that points to possible harm with ultrasounds. A lot of babies DO have obvious reactions - they turn away, try to hide their faces, etc.That's why NO medical group recommends them without medical necessity. I definitely wouldn't go to a 3D place - the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a statement out against using those, due to the inadequate training of their staff and the length of the ultrasound scans.

    You only have 10 more weeks, mama! Hang in there and you'll see your baby soon.
    asaffell

    Answer by asaffell at 10:24 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • If it is for medical reasons, confront your Dr. Otherwise, just wait it out, it is not only unneccesary but could be at the least uncomfortable for your baby and at the most, harmful.
    jenellemarie

    Answer by jenellemarie at 11:17 AM on May. 31, 2010

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