At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, we offer our moms-to-be in the Apple Valley and High Desert area 3D / 4D ultrasound pictures. Long gone are the days of only being able to see a picture of a blurry blob. The best time to get great pictures of your baby is between 20 and 32 weeks. At 20 weeks you will be able to find out your baby’s gender. Weeks 24-32 you will also be able to see your baby’s face and watch him/her move around, play with their toes or suck their thumb, yawn, and if your lucky they may even look right at you! You will leave with a handful of 3D / 4D pictures to show all your family and friends.
Questions to Ask Dr. Ahmadinia OB/GYN Before Your Ultrasound
Your Ultrasound will be one of the highlights of your pregnancy, it is the first time you get to “meet” your baby. The most important factor is that you feel comfortable having the Ultrasound.
Most doctors do not perform the Ultrasound, if that makes you nervous ask the doctor about the experience and credentials of the person who will be doing your 3D / 4D ultrasound. Does the person have any experience in Obstetrics/Gynecology? Is the person a nurse with experience or a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer? What to expect during the Ultrasound is also an important question, knowledge is power and the more you know, the more relaxed you will be, which will lead to a more enjoyable experience.
Tips to Get the Best 3D / 4D Ultrasound Pictures
- Hydration – You need to drink 6-8 glasses of water several days (should drink that much every day) before your Ultrasound. Water increases your amniotic fluid which helps to separate the tissue that surrounds your baby and allow the sound waves to transmit easier which produces clearer images of your baby.
- A half and hour to an hour before the Ultrasound have a light snack and a glass of juice, this will stimulate the baby and he/she will be more active.
- Relax and enjoy moment, if you are stressed the baby may become tense and less active than you would like.
- Be sure to wear comfortable loose fitting pants and shirt so you can easily roll the pants down to your hips and pull your shirt up, so you entire baby bump is exposed.
There is nothing more precious than a new life and being able to see your baby in the womb will have you walking on clouds.