Bella Angel Imaging

★★★☆☆
  • 11663 Fountains Dr # 102

    Maple Grove, MN 55369

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  • 763-424-2500

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1163 Fountains Dr Ste 102 Maple Grove, MN

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My husband and I too our daughters (one pregnant and one soon to be an aunt for the first time) for a Valentines Day treat. I was hesitant and nervous since some of the reviews were not the best, but I was pleasantly surprised! Brenda

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My husband and I too our daughters (one pregnant and one soon to be an aunt for the first time) for a Valentines Day treat. I was hesitant and nervous since some of the reviews were not the best, but I was pleasantly surprised! Brenda

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We went to Bella Angel when I was pregnant with my daughter. I was anxious to find out the gender and didn't want to wait until I was 20 weeks, so I called Bella when I was 15 weeks along and asked if it was possible to determine gender that soon. They told me they'd give it a try and to come on in, and I was able to make an appointment that same day (which was great because I was too excited to wait). I went in a couple of hours later, and we started our scan and within 10 minutes we were told: GIRL! She said she wasn't 100% sure because the baby was still very small since I was only 15 weeks along, but her guess was a girl. And she was right! I came back two more times throughout the pregnancy for more ultrasounds so that I could see my baby girl growing inside of me. It's truly a priceless experience, and I would recommend it to anyone. Bella Angel's studio is also SO cute and comfy too, and they give you tons of free baby gifts! :)

Here's my advice to anyone considering a 3D/4D ultrasound... This is not a medical thing. They are not doctors. They are not there to diagnose anything, or to make sure everything looks good and healthy. They can't answer any medical questions you may have, and that's fine because that is not what they are there for. You have an OB for that. This is ONLY for fun! It's such a wonderful experience, especially for the dads-to-be, and any siblings-to-be as well! As long as you go into this remembering it's only for fun, and you are excited to see your baby, you will have a wonderful experience. If my husband and I have another baby, we will definitely be back at Bella!! :)

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We went to Bella Angel when I was pregnant with my daughter. I was anxious to find out the gender and didn't want to wait until I was 20 weeks, so I called Bella when I was 15 weeks along and asked if it was possible to determine gender that soon. They told me they'd give it a try and to come on in, and I was able to make an appointment that same day (which was great because I was too excited to wait). I went in a couple of hours later, and we started our scan and within 10 minutes we were told: GIRL! She said she wasn't 100% sure because the baby was still very small since I was only 15 weeks along, but her guess was a girl. And she was right! I came back two more times throughout the pregnancy for more ultrasounds so that I could see my baby girl growing inside of me. It's truly a priceless experience, and I would recommend it to anyone. Bella Angel's studio is also SO cute and comfy too, and they give you tons of free baby gifts! :)

Here's my advice to anyone considering a 3D/4D ultrasound... This is not a medical thing. They are not doctors. They are not there to diagnose anything, or to make sure everything looks good and healthy. They can't answer any medical questions you may have, and that's fine because that is not what they are there for. You have an OB for that. This is ONLY for fun! It's such a wonderful experience, especially for the dads-to-be, and any siblings-to-be as well! As long as you go into this remembering it's only for fun, and you are excited to see your baby, you will have a wonderful experience. If my husband and I have another baby, we will definitely be back at Bella!! :)

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Here is what our main concerns are:
- At the beginning of our appointment Brenda (person doing the ultrasound, not a licensed sonographer or medical person) said she thought she saw 2 babies. Since I am 18 weeks along I should know if I am having twins.
- She also commented that if we showed the DVD to a doctor they might tell us that she was showing us pictures of the armpit, not crotch area.
- One minute she'd say she thought she saw a penis, or wait was that bone? Then she'd say girl. Our almost 4 year-old was with and was as confused as we were!
After the fact we did some research and now more than ever I wish we had looked into what we were doing. Bottom line, no doctor is going to recommend a non-medical elective ultrasound. Especially since physicians don't typically recommend a drug or service that the FDA warns people about. The use of ultrasound imaging devices for producing fetal keepsake videos is viewed as an unapproved use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That is a direct quote from the FDA website which clearly states that they are aware that there are some entrepreneurs that are commercializing ultrasonic imaging of fetuses by making keepsake videos and that these facilities should be AVOIDED!
I called Bella to discuss a few issues we had during our visit and she was not receptive nor responsive to my concern. I would have liked a partial refund which she refused. Basically Brenda stated that she was trying to run a small business and wasn't giving anyone a refund, she couldn't afford it. Great, good customer service. I have no idea where Bella got their equipment, who calibrates it or ensures it is operating properly. I spent a lot of money for grainy unclear images and then found out that the idea of a keepsake ultrasound is nothing but a bad idea. I feel so strongly about this that after I post this review I will also send a Facebook message to more than 500 people. Avoid this gimmick and give yourself one less thing to worry about.

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★☆☆☆☆

Here is what our main concerns are:
- At the beginning of our appointment Brenda (person doing the ultrasound, not a licensed sonographer or medical person) said she thought she saw 2 babies. Since I am 18 weeks along I should know if I am having twins.
- She also commented that if we showed the DVD to a doctor they might tell us that she was showing us pictures of the armpit, not crotch area.
- One minute she'd say she thought she saw a penis, or wait was that bone? Then she'd say girl. Our almost 4 year-old was with and was as confused as we were!
After the fact we did some research and now more than ever I wish we had looked into what we were doing. Bottom line, no doctor is going to recommend a non-medical elective ultrasound. Especially since physicians don't typically recommend a drug or service that the FDA warns people about. The use of ultrasound imaging devices for producing fetal keepsake videos is viewed as an unapproved use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That is a direct quote from the FDA website which clearly states that they are aware that there are some entrepreneurs that are commercializing ultrasonic imaging of fetuses by making keepsake videos and that these facilities should be AVOIDED!
I called Bella to discuss a few issues we had during our visit and she was not receptive nor responsive to my concern. I would have liked a partial refund which she refused. Basically Brenda stated that she was trying to run a small business and wasn't giving anyone a refund, she couldn't afford it. Great, good customer service. I have no idea where Bella got their equipment, who calibrates it or ensures it is operating properly. I spent a lot of money for grainy unclear images and then found out that the idea of a keepsake ultrasound is nothing but a bad idea. I feel so strongly about this that after I post this review I will also send a Facebook message to more than 500 people. Avoid this gimmick and give yourself one less thing to worry about.

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There are a lot of glowing reviews regarding Bella Angel Imaging on the internet, unfortunately I did not have the same experience. I arrived on time, but still ended up being rushed through. During the session the person who was doing the ultrasound was not able to give us her full attention and left the room a few times to attend to other customers. My son asked questions about the ultrasound but though her website says that she is knowledgeable she did not offer much new information for him. The pictures that I received were not close to the clarity that you find on the website and the package that I bought should have included an 8X10, but the proprietor did not provide this to me even after I inquired about it. I guess I was hoping for a few good pictures arranged on an 8X10 that I could frame for the baby's room. If she would have taken a little more time and concentration, the quality of the product would have been better. She had the opportunity to select better pictures from the ones she recorded but did not take the time to do so. I am not going to feel good about showing the dvd or the pictures to anyone. My husband said he thought I got the bad service because I had paid for part of the $180 package with a gift certificate I had been given. It's too bad because I was really hoping to have a better experience. Gretchen - Long Lake, MN

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★☆☆☆☆

There are a lot of glowing reviews regarding Bella Angel Imaging on the internet, unfortunately I did not have the same experience. I arrived on time, but still ended up being rushed through. During the session the person who was doing the ultrasound was not able to give us her full attention and left the room a few times to attend to other customers. My son asked questions about the ultrasound but though her website says that she is knowledgeable she did not offer much new information for him. The pictures that I received were not close to the clarity that you find on the website and the package that I bought should have included an 8X10, but the proprietor did not provide this to me even after I inquired about it. I guess I was hoping for a few good pictures arranged on an 8X10 that I could frame for the baby's room. If she would have taken a little more time and concentration, the quality of the product would have been better. She had the opportunity to select better pictures from the ones she recorded but did not take the time to do so. I am not going to feel good about showing the dvd or the pictures to anyone. My husband said he thought I got the bad service because I had paid for part of the $180 package with a gift certificate I had been given. It's too bad because I was really hoping to have a better experience. Gretchen - Long Lake, MN

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