A 4D Bonding Scan is a non-invasive procedure. Its not painful, and uses ultrasound similar to your 12 and 20 week NHS appointments to produce a 3D image from the information received by the ultrasound machine. The term 4D refers to the 3D images moving in real-time, which is an amazing experience.
When should you have a 4D scan?
If you decide to have one, the best time to have a 3D or 4D scan is when youre between 27 weeks and 32 weeks pregnant. Before 27 weeks your baby has very little fat under her skin, so the bones of her face will show through.
Is it worth having a 4D baby scan?
What are the benefits? 4D scanning may help you get a better idea of what your baby will actually look like as you might be able to see its facial features. Seeing your baby more clearly on a 4D scan may help you bond with your baby and feel more excited before they arrive.
How many weeks can you have a 4D scan?
Due to the animation of a 4D ultrasound scan, you need to wait until you are about 24 weeks pregnant to see your baby in the best detail.
How long does a reassurance scan take?
A scan usually takes around 20 to 30 minutes. However, the sonographer may not be able to get good views if your baby is lying in an awkward position or moving around a lot. If its difficult to get a good image, the scan may take longer or have to be repeated at another time.
What week is best for 4D ultrasound?
Expectant mothers that are full-figured should consider scheduling their 3D/4D ultrasound between 28 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. If you are expecting twins or multiples, the best time for 3D/4D ultrasound is between 22-27 weeks.
What does hair look like on a 4D scan?
While HDLive 3D ultrasound and 4D ultrasound technology do not display “stands” of hair, the rendering may display contours on the babys head which is a sign that they baby has hair.