A Fresh Look into 2D 3D and 4D Ultrasounds
3D ultrasounds show three dimensional still images of the growing fetus. 4D ultrasounds on the other hand add time as a fourth dimension thus showing 3D images in motion. A lot of excitement is usually felt by parents, as they go for the first ultrasound. However, the 2D ultrasounds don’t have much detail. The reason for this is that the scan sees right through the growing fetus resulting in a blurry gray outline.
A better option is 3D 4D ultrasounds. These provide more detail. Rather than see right through the growing fetus, these scans will show the baby’s skin and other details like the mouth and nose. There’s no need to worry about the safety of 3D 4D ultrasounds. They are just as safe as 2D scans only that they provide more detail. Many pregnant women find them safe and no research has found this contrary. It’s however advisable to have the scans performed by a qualified professional.
One thing to keep in mind when undergoing either 3D 4D ultrasounds is that they aren’t meant for medical diagnosis here at Sneak-A-Peek Imaging. Their main purpose is to see the facial features and be a great keepsake for the parents of their unborn baby. 3D 4D ultrasounds are usually arranged for privately. 3D 4D ultrasounds in Houston TX are usually performed before or after payment of a fee. Sneak-A-Peek Imaging 3D4D Ultrasounds Houston will also provide a DVD recording of the ultrasound.
These scans require complex transducers and software, which are costly. The main benefit attached to 3D 4D ultrasounds is that they provide more detail. The recommended time to have 3D 4D ultrasound at Sneak-A-Peek Imaging 3D 4D Ultrasounds in Houston TX is when you’re 27 to 30 weeks into your pregnancy. The reason for this is that very little fat has developed under the skin before 25 weeks. The baby’s head might be hidden by the pelvis as she changes position after 30 weeks.
The best images are seen between 27-30 weeks of pregnancy. Most pregnant women are excited at the thought of seeing their baby’s face before giving birth. This however depends on how the fetus is positioned. The best position to see baby’s face is if she’s facing towards your tummy or is surrounded by a lot of amniotic fluid. Observing her face is impossible if she’s facing your back, you have a lot of belly fat, there’s a little amniotic fluid surrounding her or, is positioned with her head deep into your pelvis.
It is very important to drink plenty of water during your pregnancy to achieve the best images. This allows the fetus to change position for better 3D 4D ultrasound and images of the face and other features like the toes and fingers. Before paying for a 3D or 4D ultrasound, check out Sneak-A-Peek Imaging 3D4D Ultrasounds policy regarding a rescan. We will provide a free rescan if your baby is not cooperating.