About Our Ultrasounds



Here at Beautiful Beginnings we use the leading ultrasound technology
- 10D FACIAL RECOGNITION - The most advanced ultrasound technology in Australia. Offering 10D Facial Recognition scans to all my Bonding Scan at no extra cost.

Gender checks at 15 weeks and Bonding Scans any time.(best time 27 to 29w but can do up to 36w) Based in Newcastle with offices at Berkeley Vale,Central Coast and Taree, Mid North Coast.

Established in 2012, we have shared the joy of introducing hundreds of couples to their precious baby, or sometimes babies.

Our ultrasound lounge has been designed so the whole family can enjoy this experience. We have comfortable lounges, plasma viewing screens and your scan photos will be emailed to you on the same day.

As we are a non-diagnostic service this means you spend the whole time looking at your precious baby. You may even get to see bub smile, yawn, wave or wink. .

There is no doctors referral needed so all you need to do is book in with us.

Gender checks from 15wks.

Beautiful Beginnings ultrasounds does not replace your medical ultrasound.

Every scan and every pregnancy is different. Getting a beautiful image of bubs face is not always possible depending on the position of the baby. Hands and feet can also get in the way. As this is not a medical ultrasound we do allow plenty of time to work on showing you your bubs features.

Gender Checks*
Gender checks are available providing bub is in a good position we will be able to show you the gender. If you choose to keep bubs gender a surprise that is fine as well.

* Gender check guarantee that if we can’t show you the gender on the day we do another free scan.

Tips for getting a great scan

Here are some tips to enhance your chances of capturing incredible 3D images:

  1. Hydration is key: Boost the amount of amniotic fluid around your baby by staying well-hydrated. Aim to drink at least 3 liters of water daily for a minimum of 5 days leading up to your appointment. Ample hydration ensures clearer fluid, resulting in sharper images. The exciting part is that with sufficient fluid. So, start sipping away! Additionally, staying hydrated not only aids in obtaining stunning images but also provides a clean and comfortable environment for your baby. Great 3D images rely on enough amniotic fluid being around babies face and sometimes there is just not enough fluid, even with correct hydration. We’ll always try our best!
  2. Optimal timing: If you're seeking those adorable chubby cheek images, schedule your appointment for approx 28 weeks, regardless of your placenta's position. 3D images can be done anytime right up until delivery but best results are usually around 28 weeks.
  3. Encourage movement: A cold and sugary drink can sometimes work wonders in waking up baby!  While a sleeping baby is undeniably adorable, it's ideal for them to be slightly awake during the scan to witness their eyes opening and capture some facial expressions. Consider observing your baby's movements during the day and choose a time for the appointment when they are usually more alert.
  4. Empty bladder after 20 weeks: If you're 20 weeks pregnant or further along, ensure your bladder is empty upon arrival. For 3D imaging sessions from this stage onward, a completely empty bladder is preferred. At this point, your baby has grown sufficiently, eliminating the need for your bladder to assist in obtaining clear images. Goodbye, bladder interference! For scans under 20 weeks, if possible, please have your bladder half full.

When scheduling your scan, please bear in mind that your baby may not always strike the most photogenic poses. Embrace the uniqueness of your little one, as some babies simply enjoy snuggling their hands, feet, or even cuddling the placenta. Treasure every precious detail, regardless of how your baby decides to pose for the images.

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All bookings require a 25% deposit to confirm your booking

NOTE: Our scans are NOT a replacement for your regular medical ultrasounds as advised and scheduled by your referring doctor or obstetrician.