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A 4D baby scan is an ultrasound scan, but unlike your conventional 2D black and white ultrasound scan which you may have seen at the hospital, the 4D scan produces life like images so that you can actually see what your baby looks like. At the earlier stages you will see more of your baby’s body and at the later stages you see more of your baby’s facial features. You can have the 4D baby scan between the 22nd and 34th week of pregnancy although we suggest you try to book between your 28th week and your 32nd week.In order to create a clear view of your baby, it’s worth drinking a pint of water an hour before the scan.‘This pushes the uterus into a better position so we can see the baby more easily,’ says Dean Meredith who is a Sonographer at The Portland Hospital, London.
An average length of the embryo at 7 weeks is anywhere between 5mm-12mm. Obviously, every pregnancy is unique and individual factors influence the size of the embryo at this early stage, and the embryo shows development week by week.This ultrasound will check that your baby is growing and developing normally.A second trimester ultrasound is performed with a transabdominal ultrasound.Full 4D scan packages are unavailable for a twin pregnancy.When you arrive for your scan we will ask you to complete a short registration form to include your pregnancy dates and contact details.
This is the period of time which provides the most accurate assessment.