4D Ultrasound Pregnancy Baby Scan
The 4D Ultrasound Scan is the procedure of gathering 3 dimensional images of your baby and animating them into a movie that you can treasure forever. Window to the womb also offer standard two dimensional scans for simple peace of mind.
Window to the womb offer a range of 4d Ultrasound scan packages to suit your needs, from a basic 'take a peek' 2D sexing scan right up to full packages which include 4D Ultrasound Scan DVDs and CD-Roms with a collection of your 3D images.
Your 4D Ultrasound Scan can offer a variety of subjective benefits, from having a better idea of your baby's appearance to assisting maternal/paternal bonding and providing happy memories that you can keep hold of.
Why not check our 4D Ultrasound Scan packages pages to view our full range of 4D Ultrasound Scan services available. You can also give the gift of a 4d Ultrasound scan to your loved one with our 4D Ultrasound gift packages.
3D & 4D Pregnancy Ultrasound Baby Bonding Scans
3D scans are still pictures of the baby in three dimensions, where as 4D scans are moving 3D images of the baby. The images show the outside of the baby rather than the more familiar 2D images, which show an outline of the baby with the internal organs visible.
Before 24 weeks your baby has very little fat under the skin, and are still very tiny.
After 32 weeks the head may go deep down in your pelvis, so you might not be able to see babies face clearly.
From a medical point of view the benefits of 3D and 4D scans appear to be limited. Occasionally they can be useful in giving additional information about a known abnormality. As there are few clear medical benefits it's unlikely that these scans will replace normal 2D scans in the near future.
There is some evidence to suggest that this type of ultrasound scanning assists the bonding process between mother and baby.
These scans use exactly the same technology as traditional 2D ultrasound scans but rather than taking a single image, they comprise multiple images processed very quickly in a powerful computer to create the 3D image.
Accordingly, they are just as safe as normal 2D scans, which have been used in pregnancy for over 30 years and there is no evidence to suggest they cause harm to either mother or baby.