When it comes to the vitamins that support a healthy pregnancy, you’ve likely heard about the importance of folic acid. The truth is, getting enough folic acid is important before and during pregnancy. Read more in this blog.
Pregnancy involves a lot of unknowns. However, with the help of modern imaging, much of the “guesswork” can be eliminated. While nothing can replace the real live sight of your child after birth, there are advanced types of ultrasounds that can give remarkably clear insight into your unborn baby during pregnancy. 3D and 4D ultrasounds are a special form of imaging that can give you a sneak peek into what your baby looks like, how she or he behaves as well as how well they are developing.
Whether 2D or 4D, ultrasounds are widely used by obstetricians to check the health and development of a fetus at certain stages of pregnancy. In many cases, an ultrasound can be a driving force in developing a prenatal treatment plan or simply preparing the mother for what to expect upon delivery. Ultrasounds are considered very safe, but they should not be performed more than are medically necessary.
Many women seek obstetricians that provide advanced imaging that go beyond a traditional 2D ultrasound. While these ultrasounds undoubtedly give better insight into what your baby looks like or how he or she moves, it is equally beneficial for your provider in terms of assessing the baby’s health and wellbeing.
By electing a 3D and 4D ultrasound of your unborn baby, you can expect an accurate confirmation of the following:
4D ultrasound offer incredible benefits towards a fetus's assessment. Most moms-to-be, however, love the real-time images of their baby’s face, grimacing, breathing movements, swallowing, mouthing, isolated eye-blinking and other habits like thumb-sucking, kicking and even laughing! This can offer an emotional benefit for pregnant women, as this can be a way for them to begin bonding with their unborn baby as well as gain valued peace of mind that the baby is developing normally.
At North Pointe OB/GYN, we proudly offer 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasounds. We believe in giving women the very best in prenatal care. Our physicians recognize 4D ultrasounds as a proven and highly accurate method to evaluate a baby’s health and development, but we also realize how exciting and rewarding these ultrasounds can be for the mother and family members who will eventually welcome the baby at birth. If you wish to see your unborn baby on a 4D ultrasound without revealing the gender, please let our ultrasound techs know and we will accommodate this wish. Schedule your prenatal ultrasound with us today!
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