Memories of a pregnancy journey last for a lifetime because of the different shades of emotions that a pregnant woman goes through. Right from conceiving to the day of giving birth to the baby, mothers and their partners go through a journey that is both, beautiful and stressful. Couples can make the journey even more memorable with the help of ultrasound imaging that connects them with their babies in an improved way.
Here we will discuss the ways a couple can get the most out of their ultrasound session.
Why Ultrasound Is Important?
Ultrasound is an indispensable part of the maternity period that brings mommies closer than ever to their babies inside the womb. The results bring an irreplaceable joy on the face of couples as they get to catch the first glimpse of their babies. There is a sense of excitement when couples expecting a baby to make a visit to an ultrasound studio. In addition to the excitement, they are anxious as well with several questions running through their mind.
Making the progress from traditional 2D ultrasound technology to the modern and improved 3D/4D ultrasound technology has really been a good move. As the new technology provides insightful knowledge about the baby’s development inside the womb, it has become an integral part of the obstetrics-gynecology (OB-GYN) field.
The results from a 3D ultrasound session are three-dimensional still images that give a clearer view of the baby and enable medical practitioners to closely monitor the baby’s development. In 4D ultrasound, a fourth dimension is added i.e. the element of time. Due to this, parents are able to watch their baby’s movements in real-time. It is bound to be an emotional moment for parents and they can also take home the recording of the session in a DVD/CD.
Mothers can get quite anxious before the ultrasound session and it is not difficult to understand why. Here, we make an attempt to calm down their anxiety by answering a few important questions.
Is the 3D/4D Ultrasound safe for the mother and her baby?
Ultrasound comes under non-invasive prenatal test and 3D/4D ultrasound uses the same frequency as the 2D ultrasound. Also, there has not been a single report of any side-effect to date.
How can mothers obtain clearer pictures from the session?
The ultrasound session provides information based on the pregnancy week it is conducted in. For the best pictures, it is advised to go for an ultrasound between 26 and 30 weeks. Mothers should drink plenty of water one or two weeks prior to the ultrasound session as the waves need to travel through the fluid. So more is the fluid in front of the baby’s face, better are the quality of pictures obtained.
How long is the ultrasound session?
It depends upon the package you select at the ultrasound studio. From a brief 5-7 minute to an elongated 25-30 minute session depending upon your preference. Choose the best one for yourself and go home with memories lasting for a lifetime.