3D & 4D Ultrasounds: Find Out What Your 2D Ultrasound isn’t Telling You

Aug 30, 2017 | David Portnoy | Pregnancy

Getting to hear you and your partner are going to be parents is perhaps one of the most exhilarating announcements. This is especially true in the case of first-time pregnancies. The dream of having one’s own family soon starts to take shape and suddenly, everything centers around the pregnancy schedule, mother’s health routines, and the baby’s development.

Children are a delight, that most people are longing to embrace, which makes the 9-month wait for the baby that much more exciting, adventurous and full of surprises.

Are you at the start or somewhere in the middle of that journey to meet your baby? You must also have a lot of questions on how to care for the baby as it depends on you a lot more while inside the womb.

Whether you’re a mother or a father, you’re bound to be taking precautions and going the extra mile to keep the baby in the pink of health. That said, you must also have curiosity on the gender of your baby, what his/her features will look like, and suddenly 9 months can seem like too long a wait.

Well, traditional methods and baby scans may not have been able to offer much excitement except of course for a black and white, blurry image with an astonishingly powerful heartbeat. But that’s where 3D and 4D can be a game-changer.

What’s the Difference?

Now you may be wondering what’s so different about the 3D and 4D ultrasounds. To answer that, let’s start with defining 2D ultrasound. As its name suggests, 2D ultrasound introduces you to your baby in 2-dimension form.

Going back to the reference above of ‘black and white + blurry with a rather fast heartbeat’ – this statement categorizes as a 2d ultrasound. To sum things up, it gives you proof of the life living inside of you while containing the surprise. But, since today’s generation is all about instant-gratification, even pregnancy and parenting questions are sought-after with an expectation of wanting answers in real-time.

If you’re reading this, thinking yes, I’d rather know whether we’re expecting a girl or boy so I can plan the baby’s room and wardrobe better, this is exactly what we’re referring to.  And 3D/4D Ultrasound is the way to satisfy that curiosity.

Although it makes use of the same technology called sound waves, and it is carried out in the same manner as 2D scanning (i.e. by placing the device over the belly), 3D crafts an image of the baby’s details. Yes, it is possible to see your baby’s features and particular physical characteristics while yet in the womb.

Now, a 4D Ultrasound scan takes this even one step further, allowing you to view the baby as it moves or turns. For some extra fortunate parents-to-be, it may even include a glimpse of their baby yawning, stretching, or smiling.

We attended the ultrasound 4d scan today. The experience was eye opening. It gave us an insight on how our unborn child will look like. Also the staff member doing the ultra sound was very nice.

Eric and Ella

4D imaging is what we did for my first and now second child. David is very welcoming and anytime called will give you an appointment right away. We did this on Sunday which was a long weekend. Also the images and clips were transferred to our phones on the spot. Very pleased.

Hadi Zadeh

My husband and I went in for a 3D/4D ultrasound at my 30 weeks pregnancy. David Portnoy was such a nice person, very welcoming and made us feel so comfortable! I recommend Early Image to everyone. I’ll for sure go back in the future! – Thank you David!


The Success Quotient – Professional Training

Like you’ve read above, 3D and 4D ultrasound offer the unmistaken advantage of giving you the ability to connect with your baby, much earlier than planned.

However, experts will constantly remind you that this is entirely dependent on how skilled the technician is at his/her job and the technology being used. This brings us to the important thing to keep in mind to avoid a disappointing experience.

Do remember to check whether they practice using safe technology, have a comfortable and hygienic environment and have certified staff.

Additionally, you can speak to them as to when is the best time to attempt getting clear, high definition images.

And finally, don’t forget to check out our website, services, and testimonials from other clients to help you decide whether you should proceed with them.