Sneak A Peek 3d4d Ultrasound proudly serves the Northeast Arkansas and Greater Little Rock Arkansas areas with Gender Reveal Sonograms and 3d4d Ultrasounds at our Jonesboro and Conway locations.
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So you’re pregnant and excited to see your baby so much so that you’ve scheduled a 3d4d ultrasound appointment. Sometimes, due to factors beyond anyone’s control, it is difficult or impossible to get that facial shot. When that happens it can be very disappointing. Here are some things you can do to help gain cooperation and get the best pictures possible.
#1 Drink 6-8 glasses of water for several days prior to your appointment. This cannot be emphasized enough. It won’t do any good if you wait until the day before or the morning of your appointment to start. Drinking fluid increases the level of amniotic fluid which helps to transmit the sound waves and separates baby from surrounding tissue making images much clearer.
#2 Choose the right time in your pregnancy. If you are wanting to see facial features, 28-32 weeks is best. If you are carrying low 28 weeks is better. If you are fuller figured, 30 weeks is better. If you are unsure, go with 28 weeks. That way you will still have time for a second attempt, if needed. If you wait past 32, it could be more difficult to get good images since baby is becoming more crowded and the fluid level is decreasing.
#3 Eat a light meal and drink fruit juice 30-60 minutes before your appointment. This will stimulate the baby to be active. Fruit juice is better than caffeine because it will last longer.
#4 Relax. This is meant to be fun and not stressful. Just enjoy the moment. If you are tense, baby may sense this. Wear comfortable 2 piece clothing and just roll with it!