Best Weeks of Pregnancy For 3D/4D Imaging
The best time to see your baby is between 27-32 weeks (or 24-26 weeks for multiple gestation). After 30 weeks, the bigger they get, the less we are able to see.
What to Wear
The ultrasound probe will move around on your bare belly. Please wear a looser fitting top and comfortable bottoms to your appointment.
If Mom is Dehydrated, We Won't See Baby!
For 5 days consecutive days before your appointment we recommend drinking 80 to 100 ounces of water or clear non-caffeinated beverages daily, which is best for creating amniotic fluid in the baby’s sac. Ample fluid space gives the best images possible. Caffeine will dehydrate you and will increase the cloudiness of the amniotic fluid.
If Baby is Wide Awake, We Will See More Movement
In addition to drinking 80 - 100 oz of water each day for the one week before your appointment, we also recommend drinking 8oz of cold apple or orange juice 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to get baby moving.
It’s always easier to image a slightly moving baby than one that is in a bad position, sound asleep, and not moving.
Please do not eat a large meal before your appointment.
We recommend just a light snack prior.
Please do not schedule your ultrasound session the same day as your glucose testing.
Once baby crashes from the sugar, they sleep for a long time. It makes it very difficult to get baby to move if they are not in position.