2D Ultrasounds
in Chicago

Experience the joy of bonding with your baby through our elective 2D ultrasounds at Baby Bound Ultrasound in Downtown Downers Grove. Our dedicated team, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, is here to provide you with a unique and unforgettable glimpse into your pregnancy journey.

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What Are 2D Ultrasounds?

While traditional 2D ultrasounds are often medically ordered to track a baby’s development, our elective 2D ultrasounds offer a personalized and intimate experience for expecting parents. Unlike 3D ultrasounds, which create three-dimensional images, 2D ultrasounds display flat, two-dimensional images using directed sound waves.

Capture precious moments as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy with our 2D ultrasounds. It’s important to note that these ultrasounds are not a substitute for medical scans but rather a choice you make to enhance your pregnancy experience.

Meet Your Sonographer

Hi, I’m Cindy. As a long-time healthcare provider and ultrasound professional with vast hospital experience, I understand that standard clinics can be a little intimidating.

I would like to change that. My work is my passion, and nothing is more fulfilling than offering expecting parents a chance to witness the beauty and miracle of life that is within a mother’s womb privately and comfortably.

As a mother of 3 beautiful children, I understand that every moment is precious, including the moments when your baby is still in the womb. We all wonder what our babies are up to during this unique time of development. Thanks to today’s technology, I am able to give my clients insight into the world of their unborn baby. I am so happy to provide this service to all the parents who can’t wait to see their little one!

Our 2D Ultrasound Packages

Take a look at our Packages page to view all all of our ultrasound packages, pricing, add-ons, heartbeat animals, and more!

Early Bond

$ 59 8–14 weeks
  • 10 min. 2D session
  • 5 blk/wht prints
  • Listen to heartbeat
  • Date pregnancy
  • * no gender reveal

Early Bond

with 3D VAG
$ 79 7–12 weeks
  • 5 min. 2D session
  • 5 min. 3D endovag session
  • 5 blk/wht prints
  • 1 color print
  • Listen to heartbeat
  • Date pregnancy
  • * no gender reveal

Wellness bound

$ 99 Anytime During Pregnancy
  • 10 min. 2D scan
  • 5 blk/wht prints
  • Evaluate baby
  • Check placenta location
  • Check position/weight of baby
  • Check amniotic fluid
  • Listen to heartbeat

Heartbeat Bear

$ 69 14+ weeks
  • 10 min. 2D session
  • 5 blk/wht prints
  • Listen to baby’s heartbeat
  • Record heartbeat on any animal
  • $10 off next session
  • * no gender reveal

Bound to
Reveal Gender

$ 95 15+ weeks
  • 15 min. 2D session
  • 8 blk/wht prints
  • Listen to baby’s heartbeat
  • Gender reveal
  • $10 off next session
  • Free rescan if unable to see gender
  • Gender in envelope if wanted

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Planning Your Visit

General Information

You can book your 3D ultrasound as early as 8 weeks. Each trimester will allow for completely different 3D/4D views. Earlier in your pregnancy, you may be able to see the baby’s entire body and all the movements in one frame. However, before 20 weeks the facial features aren’t yet well developed.

To see the face better, it’s best to schedule your 4D ultrasound around 25-28 weeks. Keep in mind that waiting past 30 weeks might reduce the clarity of the pictures because babies tend to cover more as they grow bigger.

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When you book an appointment with Baby Bound Ultrasound for an elective 2D ultrasound session, the process is similar to a standard ultrasound. Wear loose clothing to facilitate gel application on your belly, and our experienced sonographers will use a transducer to create detailed images of your baby. The focus will be on showcasing your baby’s development clearly and comprehensively.

Rest assured that our ARDMS-certified sonographers, with over 20 years of experience, will provide attentive care during your private ultrasound session. If you have any questions, please explore our detailed FAQs on our website.

Water, Water, and More Water

Please remember to drink your water everyday.

Drink plenty of water 4-5 days leading up to your appointment date (as long as you are not on a fluid restriction). Drink about 64 ounces of water a day.

Doing so helps amniotic fluid levels be optimal for better
2D/3D and HD ultrasound pictures. Please drink your water everyday before your appointment, not just the day of.


Located in Downtown Downers Grove, Baby Bound Ultrasound is a family-owned ultrasound suite committed to creating heartwarming memories for expecting parents. Our studio is equipped with the latest 2D ultrasound technology, ensuring you receive the best experience in a warm and welcoming environment.

For those who need clarification on the type of ultrasound they prefer, our team is happy to guide you and recommend a package based on your needs. Book your elective 2D ultrasound appointment today and cherish the special moments of your pregnancy journey.

2D Ultrasound FAQs

The duration of a 2D ultrasound session can vary, but it usually takes around 30 minutes. This time allows our experienced sonographers to capture detailed images and provide you with a comprehensive view of your baby’s development.

Yes, elective 2D ultrasounds are considered safe when performed by trained professionals. At Baby Bound Ultrasound, our team includes ARDMS-certified sonographers with over 20 years of experience, ensuring the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby during the session.

Please note that elective ultrasounds should not be used as a substitute for a medical scan and you should attend your scheduled ultrasound appointments in addition to the ones at Baby Bound Ultrasound.

Yes, elective 2D ultrasounds can be used for early gender confirmation. Our sonographers will do their best to provide you with a clear view of your baby’s gender during the session.

No, elective 2D ultrasounds should not be used as a substitute for medical scans. They are intended to enhance your pregnancy experience by providing a personalized and intimate view of your baby’s development.

We recommend wearing loose clothing to facilitate the application of gel on your belly. This helps our sonographers obtain clear images during the ultrasound session.

Gender Reveal

The external genitalia of your baby starts at around 12 weeks but for an accurate gender determination it’s recommended to wait till after the 15th week of pregnancy. We strive for customer satisfaction, so to avoid erroneous gender determination, we advise waiting until you are at least 16 weeks pregnant to come in for the gender reveal. The bigger the baby, the more accurate the determination.

Please finish drinking at least 16 ounces of water 30 minutes prior to your appointment time so your bladder will be full. Please do not use the restroom until you have asked the sonographer.


Please show up 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment
with your entire party. If you are more than 15 minutes late we may kindly ask you to reschedule.

Feel free to eat/drink something sugary (as long as you are not under any diet restrictions) to try to wake your baby up. Examples are: pieces of fruit, a granola bar with chocolate chips, orange juice, or caffeine-free pop.

We provide some drink and snack options for our guests.


Full payment is required at the time of the session.
We accept all major credit cards and cash.

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Ready to make your
first memories together?

Book your private 3D ultrasound with Baby Bound to capture some of your baby’s amazing first moments.

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Take a look at what our clients have to say about their experience at Baby Bound Ultrasound!