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2D, 3D, 4D, 5D sonograms: which one is right for me?

In this day and age, There is a wide array of ultrasounds available out there. Most pregnant mommies wonder which sonogram / ultrasound is right for them and what is the difference between all of the options. Today, we will explain each of them, and when it’s ideal to have each of them.

2D ultrasounds

This type of ultrasounds are the most well known ultrasounds. You can find 2D sonograms in different medical settings, including OB/GYN. Most likely, at your doctor’s office you will have some of this done to check on your baby’s stats. At Here is Baby we use this modality of ultrasounds at the early stages of pregnancy. We have the heartbeat package, which is used to hear and see the heartbeat of your baby starting at 6 weeks. We also utilize 2D ultrasounds for gender reveal starting at 14 weeks. If you want to be completely certain of what you are having, we suggest you wait until week 16 as 14 weeks may be a little early. Another alternative to find out the gender of your baby is trough a DNA test. The DNA Gender Reveal  test allows you to find out the gender at 8 weeks for pregnancy.

3D ultrasounds

3D ultrasounds are one of the most popular keepsake ultrasounds. This allows you to see your baby in 3D. With that being said, you are able to see your baby’s face. Although we can start seeing your baby in 3D at early stages, the most recommended time-frame for 3D sonograms is between 24 to 32 weeks of pregnancy. At that stage, your baby’s face will have enough fatty tissue and will allow you to see his/her face features.

4D ultrasounds

4D ultrasounds are very similar to 3D ultrasounds. The only difference is that instead of showing a still image of your baby, it also allows you to see 3D images with movement. This means that in a 4D sonogram you can see your baby smile, blink, or yawn. Alike 3D ultrasounds, the recommended time-frame is  24 to 32 weeks of pregnancy.

5D ultrasounds

5D ultrasounds also known as HD Live ultrasounds are the most advanced types of ultrasounds out there. In the keepsake ultrasound world they allow you to see your baby with the highest and most realistic quality possible. 5D sonograms have a flesh tone like look as if you were seeing the baby inside the mommy’s womb. Like 3D and 4D ultrasounds, the recommended time-frame is  24 to 32 weeks of pregnancy.

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