The ultrasound is the one thing all Victorville and Apple Valley parents look forward to during pregnancy. They get to see their little bundle of joy, and if they are lucky, his or her eyes may be open, or maybe sucking on a thumb. There is nothing quite like being able to see a clear picture of your baby before they arrive.

How to Prepare for a Pregnancy Ultrasound

To get a clear picture of the baby and your reproductive organs in you usually need to have a full bladder during the ultrasound. Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN suggests consuming about 24 ounces of water an hour before the ultrasound and having a full bladder when the ultrasound is performed.

Why Is a Pregnancy 3D/4D Ultrasounds Needed?

While it is an exciting time for the parents-to-be, 3D/4D ultrasounds are also done for medical reasons. If Dr. Ahmadinia believes there may be a problem or wants to rule out the possibility of a problem such as birth defects, he may do 3D/4D ultrasounds. While ultrasounds have been proven to be perfectly safe both the baby and mother, there are still some doctors who refuse to do 3D/4D ultrasounds unless there is a medical reason. Luckily Dr. Ahmadinia does them for both medical and non-medical reasons.

3D Ultrasound

Unlike the traditional 2D ultrasound, the 3D ultrasound lets Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN to see the height, depth, and the width, height, of your baby as well as your reproductive organs. This type of ultrasound is particularly helpful in diagnosing any possible problems with your baby or your organs during the pregnancy.

A 3D ultrasound is basically the same procedure as a 2D or traditional ultrasound. The main difference is a 3D ultrasound uses a special probe tool and computer software to generate 3D images.

4D Ultrasound

The 4D ultrasound is also known as the dynamic 3D ultrasound. The 4D ultrasound creates a moving video of your baby. It also creates better images of the baby’s movements and face. The 4D ultrasound is performed the same way as a 3D ultrasound, using special equipment.