What to expect from a 3D Scan?
You will receive at least four colour portrait prints, and at least two black and white portrait prints. These portrait prints are further complemented with all the images taken on the day on CD Rom, suitable for emailing and printing to share with all the family. In addition, throughout the whole scan, a DVD is recorded of any movement the baby makes. You can also choose to find out the sex of the baby if you wish.
Of course if you prefer to keep the gender of your baby a surprise, there is no problem; our sonographers are excellent at keeping a secret!
As all our sonographers are qualified and experienced health professionals you will have the opportunity to discuss your pregnancy with them. We strive to create a personalised and memorable 3d 4d scan session.
When to have a 3D Scan?
While there is no problem performing the 3D scan at any stage of your pregnancy, in order to get the best images, the optimum time is between 26 and 32 weeks of pregnancy.
How to prepare for a 3D Scan?
A full bladder is not needed for your 3D/ 4D ultrasound scan. However, overall hydration increases the amount of amniotic fluid around the baby which translates into better pictures. It is important that you drink lots of water in the few days leading up to your scan. Like all ultrasounds, the clarity of the images obtained is dependant on certain factors:
- The baby’s position
- The amount of fluid surrounding the baby
- The position of the placenta
- The mother’s weight
During the course of the 3d scan, if any of the above factors adversely affect the quality of the images, we will offer you a walk, a drink and some eat something sugary and try rescan, if baby still in poor position we will offer you a free return appointment.
The 3D Scan / 4D scan is optional and does not replace your maternity hospital scan, as it is not intended to provide diagnostic information but to enhance parental enjoyment, reasurrance and bonding.Meet the team