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Unlike your conventional black and white 2D hospital scan, the 4D scan produces life like pictures of your baby.
Are 4d baby ultrasound scans available to everyone?
Yes. You do not need a referral from a doctor, just call a 4D scanning clinic.
When are the best times to have 4d baby ultrasound scans?
We recommend you have the 4D scan between the 22nd and 34th week of pregnancy.
All scans are available after your 20 week hospital scan.
What happens during a scan?
When you arrive for your scan you will be asked to complete a short registration form to include your pregnancy dates and contact details.
You will be taken into a scan suite where you will be made to feel comfortable and relaxed and where seating is provided for your guests. Cool gel is smoothed onto your abdomen and you will be able to view your baby scan from either the 4D ultrasound scan machine or the LCD screen positioned on the wall.
If, due to technical reasons your clinic is unable to obtain a good image image of your baby they may ask you to return for a second scan at no extra charge.
Is the scan safe?
Yes. Ultrasound during pregnancy is widely accepted as safe for both mother and baby.
Does this scan replace my hospital scan?
No. This scan is optional and does not replace your hospital scan.
What happens if you see a problem?
Your 4D scan is not a scan to check for abnormalities, however if a problem is suspected your health professional will be contacted.
Can you tell me the sex of my baby?
If you wish to know the sex of your baby they can almost always tell you.
Do I need to have a full bladder?
No. You just need to remain comfortable and enjoy the scan.
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