Readers, file this under "Things I Wish I Had Known While Still Pregnant": there is a new elective 3d/4d ultrasound facility in the area, run by two registered sonographers with a combined 30 years of experience. Located just minutes from Broadway on Washington Street in Saratoga Springs, I recently got the chance to visit Baby Bumps and fell in love with their beautiful space. As serene and comfortable as a space can get, this beautifully decorated room is cozy and intimate but large enough to accommodate any family members who want to come and share the experience with you.
As I got the grand tour from one of the owners, Vanessa, she explained to me that the ideal time to have a 3D/4D ultrasound is between 24 and 32 weeks. Prior to 24 weeks, babies usually don’t have enough fat and tend not to have that ideal baby look. Typically 27 to 28 weeks is considered the ideal time because the baby has some fat and still has plenty of room to move about the womb. After 32 weeks, the baby really starts gaining weight and can be difficult to see.
- $69 Sneak Peek Gender: 5-10 minute 2D session, 2 black & white 2D prints. Gender determination.
- $99 Baby Bumps Bronze: 10 minute 3D/4D session, 2 color prints, 2 black & white prints.
- $169 Baby Bumps Silver: 20 minute 3D/4D session, DVD recording of session, 3 color prints, 3 black & white prints.
- $199 Baby Bumps Gold: 30 minute 3D/4D session, DVD recording of session, CD w 15-30 still images, 5 color prints, 5 black & white prints
- $279 Baby Bumps Platinum: Two 30 minute sessions of current pregnancy (basically 2 gold packages discounted)
Plus, any client that comes for a gender check will receive a 10% discount on silver and gold packages if they come back for a 3d/4d session later in their pregnancy. They also give each client a gift bag with a $50 offcard of a Tracey Buyce photography session of their newborn, as well as a free gift bag from Enfamil.
While I was there I learned about a new super cute trend that I think is absolutely adorable, gender cakes! Bettie's Cakes is offering this fabulously fun idea where parents can give them the script or have their ultrasound tech call in the results. Then they bake either a blue or pink cake and the parents don't know until they cut inside if it's a boy or girl! They can also fill the cupcakes with either blue or pink frosting inside so it looks like a regular cupcake on the outside but then they bite in and see either pink or blue. What a sweet way to learn or share the news with loved ones or little ones! I'm totally head over heels in love with that idea, and pairing up a 3D/4D Ultrasound from Baby Bumps with a gender cake from Bettie's Cakes sounds irresistible for expecting parents! Click here to visit Bettie's to set up your own gender cake or cupcakes, and click here for more information on Baby Bumps.
Baby Bumps is located at 229 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866. For more information contact them at 518-583-0524. Hours: Monday-Saturday by appointment only.