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7 Reasons to Get a 3D/4D Ultrasound

At Hey Baby Ultrasound, we offer reliable 3D/4D baby ultrasounds for future mothers in the Seattle area. 3D/4D ultrasounds are unique as they allow you to see the entirety of your baby’s face, torso, and limbs instead of seeing a profile picture. 4D ultrasound will enable you to see your baby’s full image in real-time, moving inside the womb, much like a videotape. This is much different from a “traditional” 2D ultrasound and creates a more immersive, closer experience with your baby.

Are 3D/4D Ultrasounds Safe?

At Hey Baby Ultrasound, we’ve done well over 6,000 scans. Ultrasound technology is simply soundwaves bouncing off solid matter and has been used for close to 40 years here in the United States. Almost every doctor in America does routine scanning, and Hey Baby Ultrasound has the exact safety standardized and tested equipment with the latest technology. We provide 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasounds. While 2D ultrasounds provide a still shot of the baby, 3D ultrasounds provide three-dimensional still shots, and 4D ultrasounds include movement.

Most ultrasounds are used for purposes such as dating the pregnancy, charting growth and development in the baby, or identifying any abnormalities or issues that the baby or the placenta may have.

Infographic of the ultrasound experience

3D/4D provides a lot of benefits and can offer the parents a lot of vital information regarding their baby. Here are seven reasons why you should consider getting a 3D/4D ultrasound.

Can Reduce Emotional Stress On the Mother

Carrying a baby is stressful enough, and we know how nerve-racking an ultrasound can be. Getting a 3D/4D ultrasound from Hey Baby Ultrasound will answer a lot of questions that you may have regarding your baby. We will be able to see the condition of your baby as well as many other aspects discussed below.

Confirm Your Baby’s Location

A 3D/4D ultrasound during the 16th or 17th week can help ensure the baby’s location in cases where there may be some doubt. This allows us to see if the baby is where it’s supposed to be and if they are developing at a healthy rate.

Gender Reveal

There are cases where 2D ultrasounds do not clearly identify the sex of your baby. With a quick 3D ultrasound, we are able to tell the sex very quickly. This allows you to prepare yourself for a girl or boy in the future! If you don’t want to know and want to keep it a surprise, the ultrasound technicians at Hey Baby Ultrasound are more than happy to keep that a secret for you.

We Can Check and Record the Baby’s Heartbeat

When performing a 3D/4D ultrasound, our technicians check the baby’s heartbeat and record it. You are able to hear the baby’s heartbeat with a 2D ultrasound as well, but you won’t have the same experience when you are able to watch your baby move with a 3D/4D ultrasound.

Sharing With Distant Fathers/Family

There is a large military population in the PNW, and if the father is deployed or off on an important business trip, you are able to send them detailed pictures of your soon-to-be-born baby. This also allows distant family members, like parents and grandparents, to see your baby.

A Keepsake Photo

Having a 3D photo or a 4D video of your baby’s movements before birth is a great reason to have a 3D/4D ultrasound. Creating a photo album and being able to remember this moment for the rest of your life is a special benefit that our 3D/4D ultrasounds offer. It is also fun to share those photos with your child once they’re all grown up!

Feel Closer With Your Baby

3D/4D ultrasounds allow for a totally different ultrasound experience. Although we offer 2D ultrasounds, and those are special within themselves, 3D and 4D ultrasounds provide the unique opportunity to see detailed images of your unborn baby or babies. 4D offers live, detailed video footage which offers a surreal experience for not only the mother but for those who attend the ultrasound as well.

Schedule An Ultrasound With Hey Baby Today!

Hey Baby Ultrasound has a reputation for being a reliable clinic in the Seattle area staffed with knowledgeable and experienced ultrasound technicians. We understand how important this part of your life is, and we want to help make memories. Are you interested in a 3D/4D ultrasound, or have any questions/concerns about our process? Feel free to call us today! Check the packages we offer as well!