By Nichole Clark
If you are considering a 3d and 4d ultrasound, then you should take the time to learn a little bit more about how the procedure works. While there are many other methods of capturing images of an unborn baby, three dimensional ultrasounds are becoming more and more popular. Typically, ultrasound is done by sending sound waves through the body in order to capture pictures. This is much how both two and three dimensional ultrasounds work; however there are some differences when it comes to how the images are formed. They both use the same concepts.
If you think about two dimensional ultrasounds, then you will realize that they are captured on a single plain. Normally the sound waves are sent in from one direction, usually straight down, and then they reflect back in order to make the image of the unborn baby, or fetus. 3d and 4d ultrasound is done in much the same manner, except instead of the waves being sent straight down, they are sent in from a lot of different angles around the fetus. These different angles allow for a three dimensional still photo of the unborn baby. Four dimensional videos can be made from these three dimensional ultrasounds as well. This allows you to see your baby in real time and actually be able to see particular movements that they make as they are happening.
Now that you are familiar with the how the pictures are formed, you will probably want to know a little bit more about how the procedure will be for you. First of all, you should find out if your obstetrician does the procedure or not. If they offer this service, then you can likely just schedule it to be done in the comforts of their office in which you are familiar with. If they do not offer this type of ultrasound, then you will need to go to a provider that specializes in this. There are many to choose from. Making sure that you are comfortable when you go will help you to have a more enjoyable experience.
Once you are in the office, you will get comfortable on the ultrasound table. This process is much like a regular two dimensional ultrasound. Physically, the equipment will look the same as the equipment that is used for the traditional ultrasounds. You should ensure that the provider that is doing the procedure is accredited to ensure that you are always in safe hands when it comes to having a sonogram.
Taking the time to become familiar with how the procedure works will help you to be better prepared when you go to have it done. If you are considering a 3d and 4d ultrasound as an option for you while you are pregnant, then you should know what you will get from it. It is a great idea if you are looking for another way to build more of a bond with your unborn baby. This is a great bonding method for fathers as well.
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