Baby’s first portrait in amazing detail!
CHCW now offers one of the most incredible advances in ultrasound technology: the 3D/4D Ultrasound. You will be able to see your baby with unbelievable clarity.
About 3D/4D Ultrasound
The ultrasounds we’ve all seen in the past are 2D – shown in two dimensions. Often these are blurry, black and white images that were primarily used for diagnostics. To the trained eye, they provided good information. But they certainly were not worthy of being called a “portrait.”
The NEW 3D Ultrasound provides a clear three-dimensional image of the baby in utero. When this technology is used to show movement – the 4th dimension – it’s called 4D Ultrasound.
Both 3D and 4D Ultrasounds are performed using the same safe sound-wave technology that’s been in place for many years. Technological advances now allow us to get more detail and to control the lighting. Rather than a snap shot, we also have the ability to record video (4D Ultrasound).
The best time to have a 3D/4D Ultrasound
Any time after the end of the first trimester is fine, but the clearest images of the baby’s features are normally obtained between 24 and 32 weeks. In addition to gestational age, the quality of the 3D/4D image can vary depending on the position of the baby in the womb and the level of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. Here are examples of 3D ultrasound images at various gestational ages:
How to get a 3D/4D Ultrasound
The 3D/4D Ultrasound is standard for all obstetric patients at Comprehensive Healthcare for Women. As a patient, you receive this special ultrasound with your routine anatomy scan. If a full session or more sessions are wanted, we provide a number of different packages. Call us for more info.