Is it safe?
Extensive studies have found that ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby. Ultrasonography is safe for mother and baby and has been used in obstetrics since the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. It is non-invasive and has multiple purposes during pregnancy including confirming the pregnancy, checking for defects and the growth of the baby. Ultrasound does NOT use any radiation, such as X-ray. It only uses sound waves to look inside the body to view the baby.

What happens if the baby is not positioned well for a clear

ultrasound scan?
There are some occasions where we have difficulty obtaining a clear picture. If your baby is facing towards your back or positioned in a way that we can not get a clear picture, we have some options. We will reposition you, or have you walk around, or get something to drink. But even then, sometimes it just doesn’t work. In that case, we ask you to return another time for a complimentary return appointment.

We will include a second DVD and CD for free on your return visit.

Who will perform the ultrasound?
All ultrasounds are performed by one of our trained ultrasound technicians. Our technicians are trained in Non-Diagnostic Prenatal 4D Ultrasound Imaging. This means that our technicians are not trained to diagnose any medical condition. We do not take measurements or estimate baby weight or size. Therefore we will never provide you with medical advice or mis-information. The use of non-medical technicians is all that is required for providing you with keepsake images of your baby. We do ask you to provide us with your doctors contact information in case we feel there is a need to contact your medical provider.

Do you have a Physician on staff?
No. Like almost all Prenatal Ultrasound Centers in the United States, we choose to let your personal physician determine what care is best for you. At no time does the ultrasound you receive at Jeff Edney Studios replace the full diagnostic 2D scan you must receive at your doctor’s office. You must actively be receiving prenatal care from your doctor.


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What is Belly Painting ?
Belly painting is an art form where FDA approved body make-up is applied to your belly with a brush or sponge, much like face painting for children. It is very safe, and cleans up with soap and water.

Is it safe?

What is Belly Painting and is it safe?
It is very safe, and cleans up with soap and water. Only FDA approved body make-up is used on your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you offer both studio and location photography?

YES. You can choose between studio photography and location photography. If you prefer to have your portraits taken at the beach, park, or home, you can schedule your session on location anywhere in the Hampton Roads area at no additional costs.

Does your photography session include retouched prints or files?

YES. Most photography sessions will include (1) 8x10" retouched print. Additional retouched prints or digital files can be purchased.