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How do I prepare for my 3D/4D Sonogram?

In addition to drinking 10-12 cups of water daily, we ask that you arrive at your appointment with a full (but not uncomfortable) bladder.  Make sure you have a light snack about a half hour before your appointment, and eat or drink something sweet if you do not have any sugar-related issues. Many of our mommies have a difficult time drinking water, so, adding an orange or lemon slice to add flavor may make it a bit easier to drink.

 

 

My baby is in the “Breech” position. What do you recommend that I do?

Your baby is working very hard in his/her first few weeks of life while in your tummy! Trying to get comfy in their new living quarters is no easy feat! Sometimes, they have their head up (in the Breech position) but don’t worry! Babies like to shift around frequently! If your baby is in the Breech position when we are doing your ultrasound, we have a couple of exercises that we ask you to do several times  a day until you begin to feel some shifting and stretching:

Exercise #1.

  1. Get on your hands and knees.
  2. Sway your hips side to side, left to right

Exercise #2.

  1. Lay flat on your back.
  2. Place 2-4 pillows under your bottom so that it’s higher than your head. Babies don’t like that!
  3. Lay in that position for no longer than 5-10 minutes.

If you feel light-headed or have a difficult time catching your breath from the weight of the baby, roll over and get up after you’re feeling better.

If you feel an uncomfortable, unusual movement or stretch from your baby, then it means that he/she is moving head down. Once you feel this, you don’t need to do the exercise anymore!

What’s the difference between 2D ultrasound, 3D ultrasound, and 4D ultrasound?

Isn’t technology wonderful? Remember the days when the only peek at your little bundle was in 2D? With 3D and 4D imaging, our photos can show so much detail! As you know, a 2D image will show your baby in black and white, and usually in profile form. 3D imaging contains color images where you can see your baby’s every detail. As early as 16-21 weeks, you can see your baby’s tiny fingers, nostrils, and even catch them smiling at you! 4D imaging shows your baby’s movement in 3D, so the next time you feel your ribs being poked, 4D imaging will show you if it came from his/her foot, hands, or elbow!

Is there a risk of the Sonogram harming my baby?

Our ultrasound machines use sound waves and contain no radiation. Our appointments will typically never exceed 30 minutes, so you could come in as often as you’d like! We offer packages that will allow you to view your baby as he/she grows, so you can rest assured; at Womb with a View, there is no danger of you or your baby being harmed.

How much water should I be drinking daily to assure I get good 3/D 4D images?

To assure that your baby is as healthy as possible, we recommend that you drink 10-12 cups of water daily. We love seeing a mommy with healthy umbilical cord and placenta, but we would much rather see your baby’s face! Staying well-hydrated, eating healthy, and daily light exercise is not only good for your baby, but it will make you feel better, too!