About Your Ultrasound

Tips For a Great Ultrasound

Drink Plenty of Water a Few days Ahead

The fluid surrounding the baby is very important in order to get a clear picture of your baby and also for the babys health and well being . If your fluid is low or if you consume a lot of carbonated drinks and sodas your picture can may appear fuzzy or grainy. Tips: Ensure that you drink plenty of water daily before your ultrasound. Avoid lots of sodas and teas which can make your fluid harder to see. Note* You do not need a full bladder the day of your appointment.

Baby's Position and Movement

The baby position is a great factor when getting a great 3d/4d ultrasound. The best position is when your baby is face up away from the hands and feet. When the baby is face down toward the mothers spine, touching too much placenta/umbilical cord, or have the hands and feet above the face, it may be difficult to create a good image and your ultrasound may be completely or partially distorted. The babys face and body appears best when it is not touching surrounding objects. Tips: Try eating or drinking something sweet at least 30 minutes before your exam. You may also chew ice if you were advised to avoid sweets.

Baby's Movement

The more your baby moves the better chance the ultrasound imaging can reach different angles of your baby to view clear images. If you baby is sleeping or quiet and in a position that doesn’t show the face or body very well it can be very hard to get a good image. Tips: You may try eating or drinking something sweet 30 minutes before your exam but there is no guarentee this will make your baby active during your ultrasound. You may also chew ice if you are advised to avoid sweets. Chewing ice may be more effective in awakening your baby.

Prepare For Your Ultrasound

· You Do not need a full bladder, however, try eating or drinking something sweet at least 30 minutes before your exam. You may also chew ice if you are advised to avoid sweets.  All babies scan different and we cannot guarantee your pictures will be similar to those you have seen elsewhere. Every baby scans differently, depending on its gestational age, position, amount of amniotic fluid surrounding baby, and mother’s physical condition. We do try our best to get great images which is solely dependent on the factors mentioned above. · 75% of 3D/4D Ultrasounds images have parts of the baby placenta, umbilical cord, or other distortions in the picture.

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