What is a 4D Scan

by | May 16, 2017 | Medical Center

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A 4D scan will show your moving baby, the 3D image comes to life. The 2D scan can be disappointing since you will only see blurry outlines and in grey. This is of the internal organs, not the outside of your baby. So, when you want to try and get an idea of who your baby will look like, get a 4D baby ultrasound in Charleston, SC.  You will be able to make out the shape of your child’s eyes and mouth and may even see him or her sucking its thumb.

The 3D and 4D ultrasounds are all considered safe, 2D images are converted into pictures. They can also provide details from all different angles that can help identify issues, such as a cleft palate. With a diagnosis like this, doctors can prepare for a solution once the baby is born. Some medical facilities will use 3D and 4D scans if necessary to get a closer look at organs, like the heart.

Any ultrasound should be done by a trained professional. Though they are considered safe, you will want a low intensity scan done for as short a period of time as possible. Of course you will want to see your baby boy or girl’s face on the monitor, however this sometimes won’t happen. If your baby is lying backwards or is too low in your pelvis, getting an image of the face will not be likely. If he or she is facing out and there is a good amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby, you should get a clear view of the face and features.

If you and the sonographer are having trouble seeing your baby’s face, you may be asked to get up and walk around. Sometimes this will get your baby to move into another position. If this does not work, you may be asked to come back in a week or so, when hopefully your baby is in a better position.

For pricing and appointments for your 4D baby ultrasound in Charleston, SC visit our website here. Bond with Baby offers many different packages so you will be able to find one that suits you.

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