The 3D/4D baby scan gives you a unique opportunity to bond with your unborn baby during pregnancy. Time is taken to capture 3D baby scan images and 4D video clips of your baby – the fourth dimension is the moving part. We perform all 3D/4D scans using the latest GE Healthcare machines - global leader in obstetric ultrasound technology. We are one of the few centres who provide a well-being baby scan in conjunction with your 3D/4D baby scan all for one reasonable price. The health of your baby is of utmost importance to us. We allow extra time for this so that it does not take away from the fun experience of seeing your baby scan in 3D/4D.
To determine the presentation/lie of the baby
To locate the position of the placenta
To measure the amniotic fluid index
To assess the fetus’ growth
To establish a current estimated fetal weight
To identify and measure fetal heart rate
To determine the gender of the fetus if requested
To see the baby in 3D and 4D
When to have a 3D/4D Well Being Pregnancy Scan
The 3D/4D pregnancy scan can be performed any time after 12 weeks. We highly recommend making your booking for when you are between 26-34 weeks pregnant as the pictures are usually the best at this stage.
How to prepare for a 3D/4D Well Being Pregnancy Scan
No preparation required.
Ultrasound Baby Scan Video
Deborah explains the 3D/4D Pregnancy Scan
Take Home Package
Mini 3D/4D - Report, 2 glossy colour photograph printouts, 20 pictures and 2 videos on a disc or memory stick
Full 3D/4D - Report, 6 glossy colour photograph printouts, 60 pictures and 6 videos on a disc or memory stick
What to expect from a 3D/4D Well Being Pregnancy Scan
The sonographer will put some gel on your tummy and move a probe over the skin. The baby scan image will come up on a big screen television so that you can see all the structures that are being examined. The presentation of the baby and location of the placenta are established. Standard measurements are taken of the fetus’ body parts. This includes measurements of the head, abdomen and femur bone in the leg. The main organs (typically in the head, chest and abdomen) are examined. The baby’s weight is then estimated. The fetal breathing and movements will be monitored throughout the duration of the pregnancy scan. The amniotic fluid volume, placenta location and umbilical artery resistance index is sampled and calculated. Multiple 3D baby scan pictures and 4D clips will be taken of your baby throughout the scan.