Ultrasounds on request

With ultrasounds on your own request, you can admire your baby in your belly more often. We create beautiful 2D or 3D/4D images of your sleeping, toddling and thumbing baby.
These ultrasounds can be as often as you want, they are at your request. For example, you can choose an extra early ultrasound to see if the heart is beating, an ultrasound to determine the gender or a beautiful 3D/4D ultrasound to see who your baby most resembles. Below we tell you more about the options and costs. In addition to the photos you get digitally, you also get some black and white photos.


Different ultrasounds on your own request

Vitality ultrasound (15 min, €40).

The vitality ultrasound is an early, transvaginal ultrasound performed between 7 and 10 weeks. With this ultrasound, we can see if there is a heartbeat and if the pregnancy is developing properly. This can be a nice reassurance if you are insecure about it. And who knows, we may even discover that you are expecting twins! The vitality ultrasound can also be done by referral from your midwife if there is a medical need. In that case, the ultrasound will be reimbursed by your health insurance.

Gender ultrasound (15 min, €45)

Can’t wait to know if you are expecting a boy or a girl? With a gender ultrasound, we can see this as early as 15 weeks. The sexual characteristics are then sufficiently developed. With our modern ultrasound machine, we can visualize this very well. We can tell you directly what we see, or provide it in an envelope for you to discover at a later time.

2D pretecho (15 min, €45).

You can make an appointment for a 2D ultrasound as often as you like. We then create beautiful 2D black and white images of your baby. So you can see how he or she is kicking, head rolling, thumbing or sleeping comfortably in your tummy. Of course, we take many pictures that will be sent to you digitally and the best ones will be printed.

3D/4D pretecho (30 min, €60)

View your baby in 3D and see the smallest details. The shape of the little face, that tiny adorable nose, those little wiggly fingers, we bring everything into focus in HD. We will take photos that will be sent to you digitally, of course you will also receive the best photos. For the most beautiful images of your baby, it is best to make an appointment when you are between 25 and 28 weeks pregnant. Later is of course possible, but then we advise you to give us a call.

IUD check (15 min, €35).

Proper positioning of the IUD is necessary for optimal function. With an internal ultrasound, we check if the IUD is properly positioned in the uterus. This occurs about six weeks after IUD placement. You can be referred by your doctor or midwife, or make an appointment yourself if you wish.

The cost for this control ultrasound is €35. Depending on your health insurance, you may be reimbursed for (part of) these costs.

Question & Answer

What is an ultrasound at your own request?

A pretecho is an ultrasound where the fun of looking at your unborn baby is the focus. During this ultrasound, you get a chance to look at your baby and we take as many beautiful images of your baby as possible. An ultrasound at your own request is not covered by your health insurance and you must pay for it yourself.

Can I bring others to this ultrasound?

Yes, you may!

What is the difference between a 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound?

With a 2D ultrasound, you see the baby in the familiar black-and-white images. You actually see a cross-section of the baby. With a 2D you see everything on the inside so you can see all the organs, for example. 3D means three-dimensional. That means you see 3 dimensions, length, width and depth. A 3D ultrasound adds additional depth and color to the 2D cross-section. With 3D, you don’t look through anything but around the baby. 3D images are still images like photographs. 4D are moving 3D images. A 4D ultrasound is also called a “live 3D.” Even if you choose 3D/4D ultrasound, the 2D black and white images are always included because we always let you hear the heartbeat and want to show you everything about the baby, not just the outside of your baby.

When and how often can an ultrasound at your own request be done?

Pretecho’s we do as early as 7 weeks to check for a beating heart, up to the day of your delivery if you like. A gender ultrasound can be done from 15 weeks. We can make the best 3D images between 25 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. You can have a ultrasound on your own request as often as you like.

Does this ultrasound always work out?
A good ultrasound depends on several factors. It sometimes happens that the baby lies in a less favorable position or that the baby holds a hand in front of its face. The amount of amniotic fluid, your own physique and the location of the placenta are also influential. If you are not able to get a good picture of your child at all, we will switch the 3/4D ultrasound to a 2D ultrasound. This decision is made at the time by the ultrasound technician.

Having an ultrasound done at Bolwerk?

Would you like to have an ultrasound at Staten Bolwerk in Haarlem?
Our experienced ultrasound technicians will be happy to schedule an appointment with you!