When is the Best Time to Get a 3D Ultrasound ?

When is the best time to get a 3D Ultrasound is what most soon to be moms inquire about to friends and family. As part of your normal maternity appointments, you’ll receive the traditional 2D and 3D Ultrasounds to check on your baby’s health. While they are milestone moments and appointments to look forward to, they miss some of the details that 3D ultrasounds will offer. There’s always deeper connection between mom and baby when opting for 3D technology.The big question is when to get your 3D ultrasound. Is there a right time? Can you do it right away?

3D Ultrasounds from 14 Weeks
It is possible to have a 3D ultrasound done at 14 weeks. This is your sneak peek of your baby to make sure development looks good. However, there are some elements missing, including gender determination. Due to the development of your baby, it is best to wait until later in your pregnancy for the full 3D experience.

Best 3D Ultrasounds from 24 Weeks
Most 3D ultrasound professionals will suggest waiting until at least 24 weeks gestation. This is the best chance to see the gender, as well as watch your baby move around in the womb.
While it is possible to see most of your baby, there will still be some development needed. Your baby will be more of a skeletal form, as babies don’t start to gain fat until around the 27 week mark.

Waiting Until 27 Weeks+ for a 3D Ultrasound
The majority of 3D ultrasound technicians will encourage you to wait until at least 27 weeks. This is the best time to get that perfect image of your little one in the womb. There is nothing better than this experience, as your will hear the heartbeat, watch them play and explore, and see their gender perfectly. Don’t get your 3D ultrasound too soon. Your doctor will want scans at 12 and 20 weeks for monitoring baby’s health, but for the best 3D experience wait until around 27 weeks or later.

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