Getting a 3D Ultrasound? This Is the Best Time to Do It
We’re proud to offer both 3D/4D ultrasounds. We’ll explain the difference between these vs “regular” ultrasounds and when is the best time to have one.
When Can You Get a 3D Ultrasound?
While you can get an ultrasound at various points in your pregnancy, the best time to get the most ideal 3D images of your baby is typically between 26 and 32 weeks.
Remember that a 3D/4D ultrasound is an elective one, meaning it is not medically necessary. Therefore, the cost of these 3D/4D baby ultrasounds are not covered by your insurance. You will be responsible for payment for this type of ultrasound at the time of your appointment.
What About Commercial 3D Ultrasound Centers?
While you can get a 3D baby ultrasound image from commercial centers, they do not offer the experienced techs that we have at Associates in Women’s Health Care. All of our sonographers are certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic and Medical Sonography. In addition, our sonographers also have more than 20 years of experience.
We also offer something that the commercial ultrasounds don’t—an assessment from one of our OBGYNs in Raleigh.
We’ll review the image with you to check your baby’s growth and the surrounding fluid.
What Is Tricefy © ?
This is a free service we’re excited about! We offer this to provide you with immediate access to all images and videos from the ultrasounds. These are delivered to your phone through a safe and secure link, making it easier to share these priceless memories with family and friends.
What is the Difference Between a 3D and a “Regular” Ultrasound?
To see the difference, you must first understand how an ultrasound works.
How an Ultrasound Works
An ultrasound uses a small probe (transducer) to send sound waves into your body. As the sound waves return, they are recorded and compiled into an image by a computer.
Unlike CT scans or X-rays, ultrasounds do NOT use any radiation.
In general, we suggest that women have three ultrasounds during their pregnancy. These will be during the first trimester or around 8 weeks. We want to have another one during the second trimester around 18 – 20 weeks to carefully evaluate the baby’s development. This is also the time when you can discover the baby’s gender. Third trimester ultrasounds at 36 weeks verify the baby’s position.
We may perform additional ultrasounds if the baby has a medical condition that needs closer observation. We recognize that every pregnancy is different, and therefore we tailor each treatment and care plan with you in mind.
What Makes a 3D Ultrasound Different From a 4D Ultrasound?
3D ultrasounds take the information from the transducer and create three-dimensional images of your baby. 4D ultrasounds create a video feed where you can watch your baby move or even smile. 3D ultrasounds give you a first look at your baby’s face.
We offer both 3D and 4D ultrasounds in our office.
Where to Get a 3D Ultrasound Near Me
Associates in Women’s Healthcare is the leading OBGYN in Raleigh, and we offer both 3D and 4D ultrasounds near you.
Our dedication to our patients spans decades as we tailor each care plan for every individual patient. We understand that no two pregnancies are alike, and we reflect this in our philosophy of personalized care.
Want to See Your Baby’s Face for the First Time? Talk to Us About our 3D/4D Ultrasounds
A 3D baby ultrasound is a special moment when you can see your baby’s growth and development. For a moment as special as this, you should be surrounded by a world-class health care team that places you and your care first.
Our experienced sonographers will work with you if you opt for a 3D ultrasound, and our experienced OBGYNs will provide an additional evaluation to help ensure your baby is healthy.
Contact us for more information and to schedule your 3D/4D ultrasound.