What You Should Know About 3D Ultrasound?

3D pregnancy ultrasound is a medical technique which provides three-dimensional images of a fetus when it is in the womb. The technique is best to both mom and baby, and neither will feel anything during the procedure. The images are much clearer than 2D ultrasound, which has been used for many years in the general healthcare of pregnant women all around the world, and can often be linked with 4D ultrasound which enables you to have a genuine DVD of your baby moving around in the womb, which many parents-to-be find just too much to resist.

3D pregnancy ultrasound is often utilized to determine the gender of the unborn baby. Whilst some state that this is possible from approximately 15 weeks, it’s most widely considered to be more reliable at around the 20 week period. There are no guarantees that the sex information is correct, but at 20th week it’s remarkably accurate (around 95%).


You should still proceed with caution before buying items or decorating the nursery in a very gender orientated fashion. Some couples decide that they do not want to learn the sex of their child before the birth, and they should clearly state that before the 3D pregnancy ultrasound sessions start. It really is a matter of personal preference and the decision is completely up to you.

If you’re having a 3D pregnancy ultrasound, unlike your regular medical imaging appointment, you won’t be told to drink a lot of water and hold on to it before the scan. This can prove to be very uncomfortable so that it may be a relief to a lot of potential clients. However, they do advise that you drink tons of water to the 2 weeks prior to your visit, to ensure that there is a fantastic quantity of clear amniotic fluid around the fetus and ensuring a good, clear picture.


3D ultrasound (also known as ‘echographie 3d‘ in the French language) is best if they’re done between about 20 and 32 weeks. After 32 weeks the baby will likely start to participate in which case getting a fantastic picture will be nigh on impossible.

The images on 3D ultrasound are much clearer than the conventional 2D images which have been used routinely for a long time. Although you will most likely have to pay a private practice for using this technology right now, many hospitals and health centers have begun to see the benefits of this advanced technology and will be making it available in the near future.