Having a chance to see and observe the fetus grows every day in an amazing experience of most of all the parents. 3D ultrasound images are invented to satisfy and provide for real and sincere demand of those who become Mom and Dad on the way.
It is not too modern but innovative in technology to convert standards of 2D grayscale ultrasound Picture into a volumetric dataset, which leads to three-dimensional ultrasound pictures. Next, the 3D pic is reviewed with retrospective style. To solve the problems of obstetric or gynecologic exams, this technique was created and developed to reduce the operator dependence parts of the ultrasound picture.
What Are 3D Ultrasound Images?
3D Ultrasound Images are newer three-dimensional pictures of the fetus taken during pregnancy. These ultrasounds intrigue people because they allow you to get a glimpse of what your baby looks like in the womb. These types of ultrasounds are so fun and amazing because you can capture your baby’s different movements such as sucking a thumb, yawning, or just sleeping away!
Below article is a breakdown and description on what you really expect to see via an ultrasound depending on amount of pregnant weeks you are in:
3D Ultrasound Images: First Trimester
3D fetal structure
3D 8 weeks – yolk sack and umbilical cord
3D 9 weeks
3D 29 mm fetus – fetal details
3D 57 mm fetus
3D 9 weeks – embrion
3D 9 weeks, 2 days
3D 9 weeks
3D 10 weeks
3D 10 weeks – close-up
3D 10 weeks – sleeping baby
3D 11 week triplets
3D 11 weeks, 3 days
3D 12 weeks – sleepy fetus
3D Ultrasound Images: Second Trimester
Bony Structures at 16 Weeks
An active entire baby image is illustrated with a 3D/4D ultrasound in one picture. So, you can see 100% of the unfelt movements of fetus when your baby is awake. There are various movements of the baby that you can watch quite clearly such as the baby kicks, grab its feet, wave and so on. At this period, it also shows some body parts of the baby: two eyes, mouth, and nose. However, you won’t see the whole face in detail.
I’ve Got a Terrible Headache
Defense & Attitude
Limbs and Cord
Life at Ease
The features of a baby’s face will become more prominent and fuller and fuller. However, if the baby is breech, it won’t give the great result of having good 3D/4D pictures. Therefore, it is greatly recommended that may relatives should come to take care of the moms in this stage of the pregnancy, particularly in a special circumstance like pregnant with twins. The women need to call the family around her to get the right attention of weird signals on the 3D ultrasound image.
22 Weeks – Face
23 Weeks – Twins
Details of the Eyes, Lips, Nose & Hands
3D Ultrasound Images: Third Trimester
Triple Jump to the Future 3D View
Fetus at 27 Weeks
Baby Meditating at 29 Weeks
30 weeks, Cord Around Ankle
31 weeks, grabbing ear
Male genitals at 31 weeks
Hamming it up at 31 weeks
Fetus Biting Hand
35 Week Old, Hugging his Umbilical Cord
36 Weeks With the Face of Her Mother
Before and After Photos
In general, around this time, the head of the baby is down. It is also the best time that most of the parents can see baby’s face up-close detailed pictures in the 3D standard. And obviously, it must be 40 weeks. Please, ignore all the rumors which impact you like reading or listening online about there not being space to enjoy clear pictures after 32 weeks. This statement could not be the truth. In reality, many experts encourage late-term scans, because of having more waiting patience, the more detail you can get from the ultrasound image!
While you pregnant at this time, the most essential factor that affects the clarity of images is the amount of liquid the mom drinks daily or even weekly. Keeping extra hydrated help produces fluid. If the fluid is enough in the amniotic, the parents can see the baby more detail.
The usefulness of 3D ultrasound images has been demonstrated by many diversity of clinical applications, furthermore, it is believed to indicating more roles and significance in the departments and major of medical imaging and diagnosis.
What is a Prenatal Ultrasound?
A prenatal ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to look inside the womb to see that your baby is growing and developing without any potential issues. Ultrasounds are most commonly used to measure the baby, determine your expected due date, placenta location, how many fetuses, position of your baby, and detection of certain birth defects.
The prenatal ultrasounds can be taken by your obstetrician or a technician. They are safe and can be taken through various weeks of pregnancy. Usually parents are excited for their first ultrasound because it gives them the opportunity to have a first look at their baby. It’s almost like a bonding moment, and even better – you get to take a couple pictures home as a keepsake.
How Can I Get a 3D Ultrasound of My Baby?
Some doctors’ offices have the 3D ultrasound equipment, and if this is the case they may provide you with the images to take home, but you probably have to request them. Otherwise, there are now private facilities which offer 3D/4D ultrasound sessions with 3D images and 4D DVDs of the baby to take home. Many families are flocking toward this trend – salivating at the chance to see whose nose the baby has! Find a local facility in your area for more information.
Are 3D Ultrasounds Safe?
Many experts strongly discourage the non-medical use of ultrasounds stating that the use of the ultrasound machines for non-medical use is inappropriate and irresponsible. Studies have not shown it is dangerous to the fetus, but medical experts wonder why you would want to take that risk based upon receiving an early picture of your baby. The decision is yours to make.