The tests you may look forward to the most during your pregnancy are the ultrasounds. To provide you with a very clear picture and video of your baby, the team at Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, offers onsite 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasounds, as well as 4-dimensional (4D) ultrasounds. For comprehensive obstetrics care from an experienced team, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasounds are optional ultrasounds for women during pregnancy.
Like the traditional ultrasound, 3D ultrasounds use sound wave technology to create images of your baby during pregnancy. However, with 3D ultrasounds, the images are three-dimensional, providing more details of your baby than the traditional ultrasound.
The 3D ultrasounds produce images that allow you to see your baby’s features more clearly. Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, is a full-service OBGYN practice that offers onsite 3D ultrasounds, as well as 4D ultrasounds.
Four-dimensional ultrasounds are a video version of the 3D ultrasound. Like the 3D ultrasound, the 4D ultrasound creates videos with detailed images of your baby, outlining their facial features, body, fingers, and toes.
Your provider at Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, reviews what you can expect during your 3D ultrasound.
Like the traditional ultrasound, there’s no special preparation needed for the 3D ultrasound. However, the team recommends you wear comfortable clothing that allows your ultrasound technician to access your abdomen easily.
The ultrasound technician applies a special gel to your abdomen, easing the movement of the ultrasound wand over your belly. Then, they place the ultrasound wand and move it around, allowing you to see clear, detailed images and videos of your baby.
The team provides printed 3D images and a 4D video for you to share with family and friends.
A 3D ultrasound is an optional ultrasound and not a needed test during your pregnancy. However, the more detailed ultrasound benefits you and your OB/GYN.
In addition to giving you more detailed images of your baby, the 3D ultrasound also allows your provider to look for abnormalities like a cleft palate.
The 3D ultrasounds give you a better image of your baby, helping you gain a better perspective of your baby’s development as described by your provider. Your provider also uses them to assess your baby’s development and determine the sex of your baby.
3D and 4D ultrasounds allow you to see your baby in more detail. To schedule your 3D ultrasound, call Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today.