Motherhood is an exciting prospect. From the first days of pregnancy, all family members as well as expectant mothers wonder who the baby will look like. The only method that can satisfy this curiosity is 4-dimensional ultrasound.
As in other ultrasound examinations, in 4-dimensional ultrasound, neither the mother nor the baby is harmed by the ultrasound. Because ultrasound is made with the logic of obtaining images by the reflection of high-frequency sound waves. For this reason, no detectable side effects caused by these high frequency sound waves have been detected.
4D ultrasound allows you to see lifelike images of your baby.
4D ultrasound 11 -13. In weeks and 18 – 22 weeks, detailed ultrasound is performed as a complementary examination.
The only question on the minds of doctors in the follow-up of pregnancy is whether the baby is healthy or not.
However, the second question on the mother’s mind is the gender of the baby, and the third question is who the baby will look like. With 4D ultrasound, these three questions can be answered.
Although 4D ultrasound is commonly known as detailed ultrasound in the society, it is not actually like that. 4D ultrasound not only supports the detailed ultrasound process with 2D ultrasound, but also gives the family an idea of who the baby might look like.
How to View a Baby with 4-Dimensional Ultrasound?
The images obtained by 4D ultrasound are of great importance for the mother and the relatives of the baby to be born. Family members who see the images can make analogies by examining the baby.
4-dimensional ultrasound makes it easier to see defects such as cleft palate and lip.
In order to obtain an image with 4D ultrasound, the amount of amniotic fluid in the baby must be sufficient for imaging. Therefore, the amount of amniotic fluid is very important at the time of ultrasound. The amount of amniotic fluid should be at a normal level according to the gestational week. If the fluid is less than the normal level, it may cause the quality of the imaging to decrease or even the inability to view.
It may be necessary to wait for the baby to enjoy the image.
When imaging with 4-Dimensional ultrasound, the angle of the baby with respect to the ultrasound probe should be correct, since it is tried to obtain an external image, not the internal organs of the baby. It may not be possible to obtain a 4-dimensional image of an inverted baby, or the image obtained may be the back or the back of the head. For this reason, it may be necessary to wait until the baby is in the correct position to obtain an image.