For most moms a 3D/4D ultrasound is or will probably be the first peek at their unborn child. Especially if the practitioner doesn’t offer this level of ultrasound testing. This procedure is also not a standard test for all pregnant women. However, some obstetricians provide 3D 4D sonograms to their patients.
A 3D/4D ultrasound utilizes sounds waves get to make a picture of unborn baby. With a three-dimensional image, you can see the depth of features and shapes in the fetus. With a four-dimensional picture, you see a live motion picture of your baby moving in the womb.
3D/4D Ultrasound usually takes 15-30 minutes depending on the . During this time moms could relax and enjoy their baby in the womb.
A full bladder provides a useful perspective for the sonographer to use during the test. The bladder serves as a black background during the procedure, with the baby appearing white against the black background. For procedures performed later in pregnancy, a full bladder is not mandatory.
The optimal time to schedule the 3D/4D Ultrasound is between weeks 27 and 34 of the pregnancy. Waiting until later in pregnancy could lead to unclear images. Having the procedure earlier than 14 weeks could produce inconclusive results regarding the gender.
Although this procedure is optional, many parents enjoy having this 1st glimpse of their unborn baby. Most insurances carriers don’t insurance covers the test. If you find that it is not covered, inquire about payment options and plans available.