How do 3D & 4D scans differ from 2D scans?
2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound scans all use sound waves to generate an image of your baby. But unlike 2D scans, 3D and 4D scans are able to capture three-dimensional images of your baby. A 3D scan is a still image and a 4D scan captures a video showing your baby moving around inside the womb.
3D and 4D scans aren’t typically available to mums until around 24 weeks because time needs to be allowed for your baby to grow and gain some weight. If you have a 3D or 4D scan earlier in your pregnancy, you might be disappointed by the results because your baby’s facial features won’t be fully developed yet.
What can I expect from a 2D ultrasound scan at 16 weeks?
At 16 weeks, a 2D ultrasound scans can tell you lots about your baby. The sonographer will be able to check on your baby's size and overall wellbeing, and can even tell you the gender if you like.
Here at First Encounters, we offer the following 2D scans at 16 weeks gestation:
All scans are performed by trained sonographers in a comfortable and welcoming clinic environment.
What can I expect from a 4D Bonding & Reassurance scan at First Encounters?
Our 4D scans are available from 24 to 32 weeks. You and up to six guests can watch your unborn baby in motion. All of our 4D scans are displayed onto a large HD LED screen in our spacious scanning room while we capture stunning 3D photographs for you to keep.
After your scan, we will provide a digital copy of the images and videos we captured, so you can share them with friends and family.
If you want to find out what else is included in our 4D Bonding & Reassurance Scans, or if you want to book in for a 16-week Gender Scan, then please visit our website to find out more information and book yours today.
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