3D/4D Ultrasounds… when did you do them?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you/ are you planning to have your 3D/4D ultrasound done?
    26-28wks : (0 votes)
    28-30wks : (2 votes)
    67 %
    30-32wks : (1 votes)
    33 %
    32-34wks : (0 votes)
    34+ wks : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I had my 3D done at 19w5d, early but I wanted it for gender determination.  In Canada, you can’t find out until you have your 20 week ultrasound (unless a tech blabs which is rare) and then you have to wait for the doctor to call you. 

    I’m glad I did it because the tech forgot to include the gender on my one to the doctor (although she did blab it was a girl b/c I told her I already knew).

    I’m planning on having another done around 30 weeks 🙂

    Post # 4
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    7271 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I had my 3D scan during my anatomy scan at 18 weeks. I didn’t know they we’re going to, but during the ultrasound the tech just flipped it into 3D mode for a couple of minutes.

    Post # 5
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    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m having an elective 3D at 18w5d because we’re going to be up visiting my DH’s friends and family in his hometown that weekend, and his best friend’s wife is an u/s tech and offered to sneak us in during her shift. We’re going to let her tell us the gender at that one. We felt it was more special that way, rather than waiting the extra week and a half to have a random nurse tell us.  🙂

    Post # 6
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    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    Any third tri ultrasounds???

    Post # 7
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    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    we did ours at 28 weeks 3 days and it was perfect!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My OB’s office does the US inhouse and her machine does 2D/3D/4D so I’ve gotten them starting 12 weeks when the US tech does my regular US. I think I’ve done 12w, 20w, and 32w (I was measuring large so an extra US was ordered) so far (I’m currently at 34w). I will say the 32w one looks the best out of all of them and you can definitely make out features. Hopefully, your baby isn’t a stinker like mine. In his 20w, he held his hands up to his face so it was way hard to get a good shot and then at 32w, he was hiding half his face with the placenta.

    Post # 10
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    1242 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

    I’m going to have a 3d sono (not at my regular obgyn but else where) at 24w 5d. The place I’m going to says the perfect time is 24-28 weeks. 

    Post # 12
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    826 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @harperlynn:  I had a 3D at 32 weeks, but it was only because I asked. My doctor ordered one for my ‘peace of mind.’ However, my practice does not normally do any US past 20 weeks unless there is reason for concern.

    Post # 13
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    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We are planning to have these done.  They told us the best time was 28-30 weeks as well, before 28 the baby is still a bit scrawny/not filled out all the way, after 30 weeks they start to run out of space to move around and you may not get some of the angles of shots you want like a good facial picure.  It basically depends on what you hope to see during your appt.  If you want to see the baby moving a lot, possibly doing flips and turns, 26-28 weeks is best.  If you want to get a good picture of what the baby’s facial features will look like at birth, 28-30 is best. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @emersynsmommy35:  Do it between 28 and 30 weeks because by that point baby is active but packing on the fat so s/he looks more like a baby than a fetus.

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