3D/4D Ultrasound?

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3D/4D Ultrasound?
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 11:10am

I am wondering if any of you have visited a specialty ultrasound facility to get a 3D/4D scan or if you would consider doing it.

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 6:05pm

Well, I've had 3D ultrasounds for the last 2 kids and I have one scheduled for this baby on 1/4/12. I know there is some conflicting information out there as to the safety of ultrasound exposure, but I've had quite a few ultrasounds with a few of my kids (including this one), due to needing to watch the pg closely and honestly, they've had no issues. In fact, I have a friend who used to live France and it was common practice to have an ultrasound at every OB appt and her kids are the brightest, healthiest kids I know (not due to the ultrasounds, I'm sure...but you get my point).

I mean, the decision's up to you, of course, but from personal experience, my kids are very healthy.....and the 3D

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 9:27pm

I went at 18 weeks to determine the gender, only got to see the back of my baby's head though :) He was being too shy!

They are unnecessary, but it's your personal decision. I want to do another one a little later to have a picture in my scrapbook, that's the only reason. I will probably do one with each of my future children, since it's something to add to my memories. If you and your DH really want it, I say go for it! It's something that only us pregnant people get to enjoy ;)

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 12:57am
I only wish that DH would want one! We are both such tight a$$ that there is no way we would do it unless it was paid for from someone. Even then we would say we needed something else than that... But I think it would be so fun and neat to see the baby that clearly before she comes!
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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 5:59pm
FWIW, consider where your placenta is. My last pregnancy had an anterior placenta. So, there was a big bloody pillow adding blur to each attempt at a 3D shot. This time around, my placenta is posterior. She faced away during the big u/s with the hospital, but I am uber excited to see her face now. Here's a link to my son's 3D picture with the placenta totally in his face.


We went several different times to get a good shot (they waived fees for bad days) and that was the best we could get.
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 7:20pm

The clinic I go to actually does both - they do the regular u/s, and they used 3D to try to see his face.