3D Baby Ultrasound

Preparing Right

Should I Need to Prepare for a 3D Baby Ultrasound?

There isn’t really anything you can do to prepare for an ultrasound scan. Some practitioners may ask you to drink a quantity of water before your scan so that you have a full bladder. This helps the sonographer get a clearer picture of your baby during the scan.

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You may be allowed to video the ultrasound so you can show your friends and family. Find out beforehand if this is allowed and take a blank videotape or DVD with you to your scan.

What Happens During an Ultrasound?

You may need to change into a hospital gown, although this isn’t usually necessary. You will need to lie down on an examination table with your abdomen exposed. A small amount of gel will be applied to your abdomen to enable your doctor to get a clearer ultrasound picture.

3D Baby Ultrasound Transducer

A small piece of equipment called a transducer will be moved across the surface of your abdomen. This sends high-frequency sound wave through your skin and into your body. The sound waves reflect off your baby and an image is formed on the screen. Your scan picture can be printed out, and sometimes you may be able to get a videotape of your scan.

You should not feel any discomfort during the ultrasound. If you were required to have a full bladder beforehand, you may feel a little uncomfortable whilst the probe is used over the bladder. The doctor may additionally request you to hold your breath briefly a couple of times.

Overall, your 3d baby ultrasound test will take around 30 minutes.

What Happens After an Ultrasound?

Any gel residue will be wiped off your abdomen and your doctor will discuss your results with you.

Will Insurance Pay For the Ultrasound?

If your ultrasound is deemed to be a medical necessity, your insurance should pay for it. However, if you have an elective ultrasound, for instance to determine the baby’s sex, your insurance may not cover the cost.

3D baby ultrasounds cost anything from $100 to $250, contact your specific center to find out more details.

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