What is 3D and 4D ultrasound and how is it different from a regular ultrasound? Regular ultrasound uses 2 dimensional images. Over the past few years, technological advancements now allow us to see 3 dimensional images of the baby. The fourth dimension is time, so you can see your baby moving in 3D.
Is it safe? Are there any risks to the baby? Ultrasound uses sound waves to create a picture. There is no radiation involved.
Will this take the place of my normal prenatal ultrasound?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! We here at 4D Baby Photos wish to provide parents pictures and videos of their unborn baby for their enjoyment. But remember that this is NOT a medical test. Before you come for your appointment, you must provide documentation that you have an OB/Gyn and are receiving prenatal care.
Do I need to do anything to prepare before I come for my session? A well hydrated mom will give us clearer pictures, so be sure to drink lots of water during your pregnancy, but especially in the few days before your appointment.
Can I bring my family and friends? Yes. In fact, we encourage our clients to invite family and friends to attend the session. We can comfortably accommodate up to 7 people but there is plenty of standing room for more. Everyone will have an excellent view of the baby on our large flat screen TV monitor.
Will I get a good picture of my baby? Hopefully, but not always. Our goal will be to give you pictures of the face, heart beat, hands, feet and gender if you wish, as well as any other pictures you may want. But keep in mind that every baby is different and depending on your baby’s position, we may not get the pictures you’d like. We promise to make every effort to obtain the best possible images of whatever parts of the baby that can be seen. Unfortunately, we cannot make any guarantees.
When is the best time to view my baby? It depends on what you want to see. Your baby is going through an amazing amount of changes in a very short period of time so every visit will be different. The heartbeat can be seen after 6 weeks. Gender can be seen after 16 weeks. Pictures of the entire baby are best in the second trimester. Pictures of the face will be best between 24 and 34 weeks, but the farther along, the better we can see the features.
*You do need an appointment, but if you have any questions that are not included, please call us at (301) 638-4D4U or 1-866-956-4D4U.