What is an elective prenatal ultrasound?
Does 3D/4D ultrasound take the place of an ultrasound at my doctor’s office?
Do I need an appointment?
How far along should I be before I have a 3D/4D ultrasound?
If you plan on having only one 3D/4D ultrasound, we would recommend scheduling your appointment to take place between the 26th and 34th week of the pregnancy. However, excellent images of your baby can be obtained any time after about 22 weeks of pregnancy and up until your baby’s birth. Many mothers choose to have more than one 3D/4D ultrasound and have images to enjoy from their second and third trimesters.
23-26 weeks: Baby’s facial features are starting to be defined and you can see more of the baby at once.
27-32 weeks: This is a good time for your second 3D ultrasound or if you are only going to come in for one session during your pregnancy. Baby’s facial features are more defined and the baby still has room to move around. However, because baby is getting larger, you won’t see quite as much of him/her at once as you would earlier.
33-36 weeks: A great time for beautiful facial shots if baby cooperates. Please be aware that increased crowding in the womb does make it more challenging to get specific pictures.