3D Ultrasound

What is a 3D ultrasound? 

3D ultrasounds use sound waves to create an image of your baby in your womb and create a three-dimensional image of your baby. It is also used to diagnose gynecological issues such as fibroids and ovarian cysts.

Who gets the test?

3D and 4D ultrasounds are optional. They’re not standard prenatal tests. 

What does the test do?

Like regular ultrasounds, 3D and 4D ultrasounds use sound waves to create an image of your baby in your womb. What’s different is that 3D ultrasounds create a three-dimensional image of your baby, while 4D ultrasounds create a live video effect, like a movie — you can watch your baby smile or yawn.

Parents often want 3D and 4D ultrasounds. They let you see your baby’s face for the first time. Some doctors like 3D and 4D ultrasounds because they can show certain birth defects, such as cleft palate, that might not show up on a standard ultrasound.

Studies suggest that 3D and 4D ultrasounds are safe. Plus, the images can help doctors spot a problem with your baby and make it easier for them to explain it to you.

The concern comes with companies that offer keepsake ultrasounds. Groups like the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists caution that too much exposure to any ultrasound may not be good for your baby. Getting an ultrasound just to see your baby’s face may not be a good idea — especially at an ultrasound center in a local mall or office building that may or may not employ highly skilled technicians.

Talk about the pros and cons with your doctor.

How is the test done?

For an abdominal ultrasound, you’ll lie down and a technician will put a certain gel on your belly. This helps carry the sound waves. Then the technician will hold a probe against your belly and move it around to get an image.

What to know about test results

Afterward, you may get photos or a copy of a 4D movie to take home. Your doctor will tell you if anything seems unusual.

Keep in mind that 3D and 4D ultrasounds are not typically used to diagnose problems with your baby. Also, getting an ultrasound at a commercial center is not a substitute for medical care. The people working there may not be qualified to diagnose or rule out problems.

3D ultrasound packages at Pure OBGYN 

  1. Pure Platinum Package $150
  • 30-minute session with one of our amazing sonographers
  • 2 color photos 4×6
  • 2 b&w photos 4×6
  • 1 teddy bear with a recording of your baby’s heartbeat
  • Flash Drive with all the images

2. Pure Premium Package $100

  • 30-minute session with one of our amazing sonographers
  • 2 color photos 4×6
  • 2 b&w photos 4×6

3. Pure Standard Package $50

  • 1 teddy bear with a recording of your baby’s heartbeat
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