If you’re expecting and simply can’t wait to meet your unborn child, you’ve likely been exploring pregnancy scans to gain an early look at your little cherub.
A 4D ultrasound scan is a great alternative to traditional 2D ultrasounds as they offer a fantastic range of benefits to expecting parents – but what are these benefits, and how can they help to make your pregnancy even more exciting?
What are 4D ultrasound scans?
A 4D ultrasound is a type of pregnancy scan that shows live 3D movements of your baby in sepia colour – they differ from 3D scans in that they show a live stream rather than static images. Just like traditional 2D ultrasounds, a 4D ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create live images of unborn babies within the womb.
These revolutionary scans are capable of scanning more than one baby in one appointment, allowing parents to see clearer footage of twins or triplets too.
You don’t need a doctor to refer you for a 4D scan – you can simply book one yourself at a trusted boutique, where your scan will be performed by a trained ultrasound scanner.
Four incredible benefits of 4D baby scans
Here are four amazing advantages that 4D baby scans can offer expecting parents:
1. Gain a detailed sneak peek into your little ones’ world
The time between finding out you’re soon to be a parent and actually welcoming your precious one into the world is thoroughly exciting. But, often the happiness and eagerness to hold your baby for the first time can make this dream feel like a lifetime away!
With a private baby scan, you gain insight into your unborn baby before they’re even in your arms.
Unlike 2D scans that only provide a two-dimensional view of your developing baby, a 4D ultrasound offers more detailed images and footage, helping you to see bone structure and volume, and their facial expressions clearer than ever before.
2. Deepen the bond with your child thanks to a 4D scan
Strengthen your connection with your baby as early as pregnancy with a 4D ultrasound scan.
Watching their movements as they wriggle around during their early stages is truly an amazing experience that brings expecting parents closer to their bundle of joy.
4D ultrasound scans of your baby can show them sucking their thumb, yawning and kicking in real-time – some of the sweetest movements that will stay in your mind forever.
3. Make memories that will last a lifetime
Seeing your baby’s face and smile for the first time will likely be one of your most treasured experiences and memories – wouldn’t it be great if you could save the image forever, adding it to your photo collection to be reminisced over whenever desired?
With a 4D scan, not only can you and your family look in awe at your baby in amazing 3D, but you can keep photos and memorabilia from the special occasion.
4D scans also enable you to listen to your baby’s heartbeat – a moment unrivalled by most.
4. Find out the gender of your baby
Discover your little one’s gender and make your gender reveal even more special with 4D ultrasound images.
Although a traditional scan can determine gender, the images gained aren’t as easily distinguishable compared to 3D imagery – this clarity makes confirming the gender of your child much more accurate!
If you wish to keep the gender a secret until your gender reveal party, you can simply take the images home in a sealed envelope, and frame them after the big reveal!
Book your private 4D baby scan today
Are you a soon-to-be parent who is eager to see your little one in detail whilst in the womb?
Here at Hello Baby, we can perform private 4D ultrasound scans anytime from the beginning of your second trimester (13 weeks), although we recommend waiting until you’re 26-31 weeks along for the best results.If you’d like to book a 4D or 2D ultrasound scan at our modern boutique in St Helens, visit our online booking page, or call us directly on 01744 810 999 to make an appointment at a time and date that works for you.