4 Tips To Prepare For Your 3D Or 4D Ultrasound

Paying for ultrasound services is a great way to develop a personal connection with your baby. Ultrasound services provide you with a great experience that is significantly different from your experience at the hospital. You can even pay to have a 3D or 4D ultrasound that allows you to see more of the baby than you would through a regular ultrasound. This provides you and your family with everlasting memories of these images. To prepare for these types of ultrasounds, consider these four tips:

  1. Drink Water: Drinking more water than you normally would when you have a 3D or 4D ultrasound is ideal because the more amniotic fluid you have, the better the image quality of the ultrasound will be. This is the best way to ensure that you receive images that are definitely irreplaceable. 
  2. Get Baby Moving: Getting your baby up and moving will provide you and your family with great ultrasound images. You will be able to see more because the baby will move around in multiple positions. Although it can be challenging to get baby to move, there are a few tips that can help. Going for a walk before your appointment, for example, is a great way to get your baby moving. You can also bring some sweets with you to your appointment that will help your baby get moving once you consume them.  
  3. Wear Loose Clothes: When you get an ultrasound, you want to be as comfortable as possible. Wearing loose clothing is the best way to ensure that the ultrasound technician can get as low as possible so that they can see the baby. This is also going to keep you comfortable, especially if you are bringing along friends and family to the screening, since you won't have to worry about getting completely undressed.
  4. Try to Relax: Being stressed and tense about your appointment is common because you may be rushing to the appointment, excited to see your baby, and you may be worried that something could go wrong. Instead of worrying about these things, it's important to stay relaxed. If your baby senses tension, it can lead to the baby not wanting to move around in your belly. Try taking deep breaths when you notice any built-up stress and tension.

When you consider these four tips when preparing for your 3D or 4D ultrasound, you can be sure that you get the most out of your experience. Contact a professional like one from Central Iowa OB/Gyn Specialists, PLC for more information.