A 3D ultrasound is a chance to see your growing child’s features in a clear and detailed way. At The Women's Health Group, P.A., with two offices in West and East Manhattan, Kansas, the team offers 3D ultrasounds on site. The ideal time to schedule is the end of the second trimester or the start of the third, so don’t wait to set up your appointment. Call either office or click on the online booking link now.
An ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images inside the body. Most women have ultrasounds during their pregnancy.
Standard 2D ultrasounds create flat images, which allow you to see your baby from the side but not much in the way of details. In contrast, a 3D ultrasound gives you a close look at your child’s features.
A 3D ultrasound creates detailed three-dimensional images of your baby. With this type of ultrasound, you can see many small details, giving you a clear view of your baby’s face.
While the primary purpose of 3D ultrasounds is to see your baby, it can have medical benefits as well. For example, some birth defects, like cleft palate, may be visible on a 3D ultrasound but not on a 2D one.
At The Women’s Health Group, P.A. the team combines 3D and 4D ultrasounds. A 4D ultrasound combines a series of images from the 3D ultrasound to make a movie of your baby.
At The Women’s Health Group, P.A., most patients have a 2D ultrasound earlier in their pregnancy and then a 3D/4D ultrasound later in the pregnancy.
The practice offers a selection of packages:
A 2D ultrasound package includes 10-15 black and white 2D images in digital form. The appointment take approximately 15 minutes.
A 3D/4D ultrasound package includes 10-15 digital color images of your baby and a 10 minute USB recording. The appointment takes approximately 20 minutes.
The team is committed to comfortable ultrasound experiences that give you valuable images to keep for a lifetime.
The best time to schedule a 3D/4D ultrasound is 26-31 weeks gestation. This is when your baby’s position is ideal for imaging. After that, your baby moves deeper into your pelvis in preparation for birth, making it harder to get the images.
Although a 3D ultrasound can show your baby’s sex/gender, most women have a 2D ultrasound earlier in the pregnancy (after 18 weeks), which usually reveals that information.
Want to see more than just a silhouette of your baby? Schedule a 3D ultrasound at The Women’s Health Group, P.A. by calling the office nearest to you or clicking on the online scheduling link now.