Frequently Asked Questions
When is a good time for 3D/4D ultrasound?
Studies have found the optimal time to do a 3D ultrasound is between 27 to 31 weeks. During this time period, babies are building more fat or are "filling in". This makes the facial features appear more as they are at birth rather than having a "skeletal" look. At this time, there is a still adequate amount of fluid around the baby. However, as the baby grows, it gets increasingly crowded. After 32 weeks, it is difficult to get a good 3D/4D image due to fetal size and the fact that the amount of amniotic fluid has decreased.
What factors determine the quality of the image?
The quality of the image depends upon the baby's position, size, movement and amniotic fluid. The most important factor is the position of the baby. In order to get a good 3D/4D image, you must have a good 2D image without any obstruction. At times, the baby may put an arm in front of the face or have part of the face resting against the wall of the uterus, which can limit the quality of the image. Other critical factors are the amount of amniotic fluid (the more the better), fetal activity, and the amount of tissue between the ultrasound probe and the baby.
Cost for 3D/4D Session $150.00
-30 minute 3D/4D ultrasound session
-CD-Rom with images for you to keep
** You must have your anatomy sonogram completed before scheduling the 3D/4D sonogram
** Payments must be made at the time the 3D/4D sonogram is scheduled with Ellen.