When Is the Time Right for a 3D or 4D Ultrasound?

"How far along should I be before I come in for a 3D, 4D, or HDLive Ultrasound?"

We get asked this question almost every day. The right answer can depend on a few different factors. You will want to be pretty aware of dates, and you will also want to know if you are having twins as well.

If you are not expecting twins, the best time to get a 3D Ultrasound is right between the 26th & 34th weeks. At this stage, your baby should be developed enough to let the technician have a pretty good view inside the womb. If you want to get the best face shot then you would want to wait between the 28th and 32nd week of your pregnancy.

Depending on certain factors, after the 32nd week your Ultrasound images start to become difficult. As the pregnancy marches on, and you get closer to your due date - there is less and less fluid surrounding the baby. This fluid helps produce good images. Less fluid can cause some not optimal image quality. Also, after 32 weeks, the baby might have started to shift around and descend into the pelvic region. Once the baby is upside down - mom's pelvic bones start to obscure the view as well sometimes making a clear shot pretty much pretty close to impossible.

Discovery Ultrasound is Jacksonville, Florida's premier full-service prenatal Gender, 3D, 4D, & HDLive Ultrasound imaging center offering services SINCE 2005. We have clients from Savanna, St. Mary's, Middleburg, St. Augustine, Daytona, and Palm Coast! They make the drive because we are worth it! We have hundreds of 5-Star reviews to prove it.