3D 4D Scan


From 16 weeks. The BEST time to have a 3d4d scan is around 28 weeks.

€160 (This includes a wellbeing scan and optional gender determination)

No preparation necessary

A wellbeing report, 4 glossy printouts in 3D, USB with 20 pictures in 3D and 2 videoclips in 4D

3D HDlive BABY SCAN (available in Bray and Grafton Street)

More information about the 3D/4D scan:

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– the fourth dimension is the moving part. We perform all 3D/4D scans using the latest GE Healthcare equipment – global leader in obstetric ultrasound technology.

We are one of the few centres who provide a wellbeing 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 and we always perform measurements and check the wellbeing of your baby.

The purpose of this scan is:

  • 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 16 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

Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids in the week leading up to your scan. This may help increase the amniotic fluid around the baby allowing for better pictures. Feel free to empty your bladder before the scan. This can move the baby’s head into a better position. You can also have something sweet to eat or drink just before your scan to get the little one moving.

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.

Duration of the 3D/4D Well Being Pregnancy Scan

Depending on the cooperation of the little one, it usually takes about 30 minutes to perform this scan.