McComb OB-GYN Associates is proud to offer the newest state of the art imaging for our patients. 4D sonography allows us to capture detailed images of your developing baby. The following information may help to answer some of the questions you have about a 4D sonogram.
The 4D sonogram is not an x-ray. It uses the same sound wave technology that has always been used to obtain images.
This sonogram is not intended to replace the sonogram which is performed between 19 to 20 weeks. The sonogram done at that time is to assess fetal growth and development.
4D sonogram captures a more realistic image of the physical characteristics and appearance of the developing infant. The optimal time is between 28 and 32 weeks of your pregnancy.
4D sonograms are offered at special appointment times, and not in conjunction with your routine office visit to ensure that we have adequate time for optimal visualization of your baby for their first portraits. During this visit, you will be able to observe as your baby moves and poses on a TV monitor. Watch them smile, laugh, yawn, stick their tongue out and sometimes even suck their fingers or toes! How exciting it is to view your baby with clarity.