Ultrasound technology has advanced in recent years, and parents-to-be enjoy the fact that they can get a glimpse of what their baby actually looks like through 3D/4D ultrasounds. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, we offer parents the option to invest in a 3D/4D ultrasound package, which gives them extra glimpse at their baby throughout the pregnancy.
Dr. Ahmadinia typically recommends that patients from Apple Valley and surrounding areas have an ultrasound performed around the 20th week of their pregnancy. This ultrasound is considered an anatomy scan, and during this appointment the ultrasound technician will measure the baby’s features and assess its growth. However, many pregnant women and future dads in High Desert want to see more of their little one before it arrives. For people who are hoping to get a sneak peak at their baby’s appearance, the 3D/4D ultrasound is a great choice.
During this ultrasound appointment, parents will get to watch their tiny baby move, kick and dance around inside the womb — all in the amazing effects of 3D/4D technology. Depending on the package that the parents choose, they may walk away from the appointment with a video of the ultrasound as well as photos to share with family and friends.
The last weeks of pregnancy can be a trying time for anyone, so sometimes taking a peek at your growing baby is the best way to boost your spirits. The 3D/4D ultrasound can be performed anytime between 14 weeks and 38 weeks. You can choose the age and stage that you want to see before scheduling your appointment. For instance, if you want an early check of your baby’s gender, you might book your appointment around 16 weeks. If you are hoping to see baby squirm and wiggle around, you will want to make an appointment between 28 and 32 weeks.
It’s important to remember that 3D/4D ultrasounds are completely optional, and are not required by most obstetrics and gynecology professionals. They are simply available for you to enjoy. To find out more information about this unique experience and to schedule your ultrasound appointment, contact the OB/GYN office today.