Pregnancy is always an exciting time that is filled with anticipation and many questions. What will my baby act like? What will my baby look like? Is my baby healthy? Thanks to advances in science, parents can answer many of these questions before their unborn baby enters the world.
Your doctor will probably ask that an expectant mother have a 2D ultrasound performed halfway through her pregnancy in order to check the progress of her baby and to diagnose any problems that may be present. While the 2D ultrasound is a good tool to use in order to tell the sex of an unborn baby later in pregnancy and to reveal the general health of the baby, it can not accomplish what the newer 3D and 4D ultrasound techniques can.
One of the common complaints of pregnancy is that the mother does not feel like she can bond with a baby that she cannot see. A 3D ultrasound can provide an expectant mother with a 3D picture of her unborn baby. This ultrasound will allow the parents to begin to bond with their unborn child as they no longer have to imagine what their baby looks like. Facial features, body type, hair, and even little opened eyes can be seen on a 3D scan if they are done between 26 and 30 weeks of pregnancy.
A mother who cannot wait until the halfway mark to find out whether or not she is carrying a boy or a girl can find out as early as 15 to 16 weeks of pregnancy with a 3D ultrasound. Thanks to the 3D ultrasound, the parents-to-be can begin planning their nursery and other gender-specific preparations over a month earlier than they would with a 2D ultrasound.
Expectant mothers also have access to the 4D ultrasound. This scan can provide the same benefits of the 3D ultrasound, only it will allow the future parents to see their little one in action. The 4D ultrasound will provide parents with a look inside the womb in order to see exactly what is going on. They can see blinking eyes, moving hands and maybe even hiccups.
You are only pregnant with your child once. You should enjoy every moment of that time that you and your unborn child have together. Why not spend those 40 weeks of pregnancy bonding with your baby in a special way? Have a 3D or 4D ultrasound done today and begin to visualize your new life with your new baby.
For private 3D ultrasound scans in the London area, please contact My Ultra Baby.
Author: Sarah Lingard