3D and 4D Ultrasound in the office
Eastern OB-GYN is pleased to offer the latest, state-of-the-art 3D and 4D ultrasound in our office. Ultrasound is a common, non-invasive test used during pregnancies that allows physicians to observe the baby in your womb, take a close look at any potential medical issues, measure the length of your child and provide exceptional clarity that is not possible with a regular or 2D ultrasound.
The 3D ultrasound creates a three-dimensional image of your baby, while 4D creates a video effect that lets you to watch your baby move. These images can also enable you to see your baby's face. Physicians value 3D and 4D ultrasounds because they can show intrinsic details which allows them to diagnose observable external conditions that might not appear on a standard ultrasound.
In order to obtain the highest quality images of your baby, it is best to have the 3D or 4D ultrasound, between 27 and 32 weeks of your pregnancy. The quality of the images will depend on the baby’s position in the womb. The position will also determine whether facial images are available and can help provide an indication of the baby’s gender.
There are no special preparations needed for an ultrasound and no known risks for you or your unborn child. The exam lasts approximately 15 minutes and can be extremely exciting as you can see your baby for the first time. However, 3D and 4D ultrasound does not replace or eliminate the need for routine exams or other medical care. Discuss your ultrasound options with your doctor during your next visit or contact our office at (205) 838-3036 to schedule an appointment.
All in-office ultrasounds at Eastern OBGYN are performed on our 3D-4D system.