Many parents are hearing about the new 3D trend in ultrasound technology. Alliance ObGyn is happy to offer this service to new and existing patients! 3D and 4D ultrasounds are elective (meaning they’re not standard prenatal tests and are not covered by insurance).
How Does It Work
Like regular ultrasounds, 3D and 4D ultrasounds use sound waves to create an image of your baby in your womb. What’s different is that 3D ultrasounds create a three-dimensional image of your baby, while 4D ultrasounds create a live video effect, like a movie — you can watch your baby smile or yawn.
Parents often want 3D and 4D ultrasounds. They let you see your baby’s face for the first time. We also use 3D and 4D ultrasounds to look for certain birth defects, such as cleft palate, that might not show up on a standard ultrasound.
Studies suggest that 3D and 4D ultrasounds are safe. Plus, the images can often help our doctors spot a problem with your baby.
What to Expect
Our technician will have you lie down and place gel on your belly. This aids the soundwaves that will be used to gather the image of the baby. We then move around a 3D/ 4D probe on your belly to view the baby. This service takes only 15 to 20 minutes.
Simply call our office today to schedule your 3D Ultrasound appointment.