Ultrasound scan might give you a great excitement for seeing your baby moves or simply to know whether it’s a girl or a boy, or to check your baby’s health. But normally it’s simply the 2D one, a flat black and white picture.
Have you tried 3D and 4D?
With 3D you’ll be able to see the picture your baby while with 4D you can see real time video. Also, the OB/GYN can check better because it can give anatomical views not possible with 2D scanning. It gives better qualitative and quantitative information to diagnose effectively.
It also can check out
- Bone shape abnormalities: spina bifida, dwarfism, club feet on one image, cleft palate vs. cleft lip.
- Skeletal dysplasia, abnormalities in dynamic: investigation of spine
- Frontal bones, spatial view of fusion or not
- Fetal heart: better correlation between valves, chambers and vessels, volume calculation of heart cavities, atrial and ventricular communication, assessment of valvular function
- Fetal well-being: normal vs abnormal fetal gestures, evaluation of fetal sleep vs awakening
- Fetal motion: deglutition, respiratory motion, eyelid, limbs and mouth motion fetal digestive peristaltic motion
- Placental abnormalities (placenta previa)
Sometimes, OB/GYN doesn’t always proposed to take a 3D and 4D Ultrasound Scan if you don’t have problems with your pregnancy, yet that’s ok if you ask your OB/GYN to give one.
Besides checking your baby’s health, this is also a way to start you baby’s photo album.
Linda, from Seattle, mom to Riley William, put her son’s 2D and 3D pictures along with the one she took lately, in her lovely blog. Very inspiring, isn’t it? You can also do the same! Let us here know as soon as you finish posting.