What is a 3D/4D Ultrasound


What are 3D/4D ultrasounds, why is everyone always talking about them, and why is First Impressions the best place to go get a 3D/4D ultrasound?


As expectant mothers you are excited to see your baby at every stage, and every ultrasound is a moment to treasure.


With insurance companies restricting the number of ultrasounds allowed during a pregnancy, more parents have begun to utilize the 3D/4D ultrasound services at First Impressions to sneak extra peeks of their baby.


3D ultrasounds are performed using the GE Voluson 730 Pro the exact same machine as a 2D ultrasound. The difference is a 2D ultrasound visualizes the baby in planes and a 3D ultrasound looks at the surface of the baby. The term 4D means the element of motion has been added to a still 3D photo. 4D is also referred to as "3D Live".


First Impressions performs 2D ultrasound Gender Checks at 16 weeks and 3D/4D ultrasounds are done between 25 and 34 weeks. Typically 27 to 28 weeks is usually considered the ideal time, because the baby does have some fat and still has plenty of room to move. After 34 weeks, the baby begins to get a little squished and may be facing the spine, which is the position for birth.


It is important to schedule your 3D/4D ultrasound between 25-34 weeks because you will enjoy the viewing experience more if your baby has room to move around. Often you can watch little hands and feet in motion, toes and fingers wiggling, and see your baby's face from all different angles.


The greatest joys of 3D/4D ultrasounds are creating and maintaining a pre-birth bond.  At First Impressions we have a large room that will accommodate the expectant mother and any family members she wishes to bring along. It has been noted that women who get 3D/4D ultrasounds improve their way of life: better diets, more exercise, and eliminate potentially harmful behaviors.


First Impressions has the perfect package for you and your budget, we offer 2D Gender Checks, and 3D/4D ultrasounds that will give you and your love ones and amazing experience!


First Impressions provides an "elective" service, which is not covered by insurance. Our services do not replace your regular OB/GYN visits and you should be under the care of a physician.



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