A Look at the Top Benefits of 3D and 4D Ultrasounds when You’re Pregnant
So – you’re pregnant and are carrying that would-be wonderful addition to your family! Whether it’s your first child or your nth child, it will always be an exciting time. And nowadays, you can take advantage of a whole host of innovations to help make your pregnancy even better and more memorable. One of these innovations is the 3D/4D ultrasound scan, and lots of moms- and dads-to-be have already benefitted from these advancements in technology. So what do you know about 3D and 4D ultrasounds, and what are their benefits? Let’s find out.
The difference between 2D and 3D/4D
You may have already heard of 2D ultrasounds – those grainy, gray pictures or images of the baby in the womb, where you can’t really see anything spectacular. Let’s admit, 2D ultrasounds are not often recognizable, and it seems that you would have to be a specialist – an ob-gyn, sonographer, or other medical technician – in order to understand what the image is all about.
That’s the main difference between 2D and 3D ultrasounds – rather than getting the two-dimensional, unclear image, you are presented with a much clearer, three-dimensional image of the baby. With 2D ultrasounds, the clinician often has to ‘chase’ the unborn baby just to get some sort of image – if they’re lucky. But with a 3D ultrasound, the specialist has the ability to view the baby from different planes and angles. 4D ultrasounds, on the other hand, are even more amazing – they present you with a close series of images which are actually live. Instead of just seeing your baby’s eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hands, and more, you can see them move around or wiggle their hands or feet.
The benefits of 3D and 4D ultrasounds
The great aspect about 3D and 4D ultrasounds is their ability to let you see your baby from a much more realistic point of view. It’s just like a photograph of your baby, since your baby’s features are well-defined and instantly recognizable. And since a 3D/4D ultrasound gives you more detail about your baby, it is easier to see their features, their eyes, mouth, ears, and nose, and this allows you to really get a good glimpse of your future child.
Another benefit of 3D and 4D ultrasounds is the fact that you’re seeing your baby in as clear a detail as possible, and you can even see them move, yawn, open or close their eyes, and more. This allows you to establish a deeper, stronger bond with your baby, and it enhances the thrill and excitement of the pregnancy.
There are many specialists offering 3D/4D ultrasounds; just do a search on the Internet and type ‘ultrasound near me’ with your local area, and you’re sure to find a specialist that meets your needs.
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