Starting a family is an exciting journey that can cause feelings of impatience. Waiting 9 months to see your little one for the first time can feel like an eternity.
That’s where ultrasounds come in, they allow you to get a glimpse of your child in utero. The first photos of your baby are something you are sure to treasure forever.
Now with new state of the art 3D and 4D ultrasound technology, you can see your unborn baby with unbelievable clarity that 2D imaging just cannot provide.
To understand more about the differences between the ultrasound technologies, here is some more information.
3D & 4D Ultrasounds
Similar to regular 2D ultrasounds, 3D and 4D ultrasounds use sound waves to take images of your child in your womb. The difference is that 3-dimensional ultrasounds create a three-dimensional image of your child and 4D ultrasounds create a live video effect.
During 3D imaging multiple two-dimensional images are taken from various angles and combined electronically to form a clear and accurate three-dimensional image. These photos will look more like a regular photo than the sound wave images produced by a single 2D ultrasound.
4D ultrasounds are similar to 3D imaging, except they develop continuous photos and string them together to show movement, making these images more like your baby’s first home video. 4D sonograms allow you to see your baby moving around in real time. You’ll be able to watch your child blinking and squirming around inside your belly.
Getting clear imaging of any kind throughout your pregnancy is highly advantageous for you and your baby.
While 3D and 4D ultrasound screening are not considered part of the standard prenatal exam routine, they can offer important health information.
Your doctor may suggest you undergo 3D or 4D scanning if they are concerned about fetal anomalies or birth defects. This new technology can help your doctor detect and examine specific anomalies early so your birth plans can be adjusted if necessary and early treatment can be administered as soon as your child is born.
You can also opt for elective 3D and 4D imaging to see your child in clear life-like images and video just so you can see them before they’re born.
You’ll also get a unique memento to stick on the fridge or upload online so you can share the joyous occasion with your family and friends.
It’s also important to note that ultrasounds are safe for both yourself and your child as they use sound waves instead of radiation to create the images. These sound waves have no medically proven risks or side effects for you or your child.
Book Your Ultrasound Today
Our surgery has recently invested in this brand new ultrasound technology so our patients can see their bundles of joy in clear imagery in utero.
At your appointment we will work to get the best quality 3D and 4D images of your baby and we will then provide you with the images and video on a USB stick so you can save and share the memory forever.
You can call us to book your life-like imaging at either of our private practices on the Sunshine Coast.