3D and 4D sonogram
Having a sneak preview of baby is a magical moment. We offer 3D and 4D ultrasound so you can see more of your baby before he or she is born. To produce a 3D ultrasound, multiple two-dimensional images are taken at various angles and then pieced together to form a three-dimensional rendering. For instance, instead of just seeing a profile view of your cutie’s face, in a 3D sonogram you can see the whole surface which looks more like a regular photo). A 4D ultrasound is similar to a 3D ultrasound, but the image shows movement like a video would. So in a 4D sonogram, you’d see your baby doing things in real time (like opening and closing their eyes and sucking their thumb).
Often a good image can be obtained, but not always. As with conventional 2D imaging, baby’s position, maternal size and the amount of amniotic fluid play a vital role in the quality of the picture. To get an ideal surface rendered image, the surface must only have fluid around it. If an arm is over the face or the face is up against the wall of the uterus, a good image may not be possible. 26 to 30 weeks is the ideal time for scanning as there is more amniotic fluid and the baby has developed some soft tissue about the face.