To have a 3D Ultrasound or not… that is the question!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Was the 3D/4D Ultrasound worth it?
    Yes! I will do it for every pregnancy : (34 votes)
    51 %
    No, I could have just saved the money and waited to see LO in person : (33 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    935 posts
    Busy bee

    @SaraP2012:  I have friends who have done it. they all say the same thing, if you can afford it do it.. but dont pay for it and have to live frugal for months after just to make it up. However, other friends say they wish they would have waited because it just makes you more anxious to see your child and that they would have much rathered saved the money to use towards something else.

    Post # 5
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    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am definitely going to get one, but husbone loves tech stuff like that, so it will bring him joy to see it. 

    Post # 6
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    744 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @SaraP2012:  I’ve always been a little on the fence about 3D ultrasounds but one of my friends recenty had a baby girl and they have a picture of her at a few days old and one on the 3D sonogram where she is making same facial expression!

    After I saw that I knew I would have a 3D sonogram when the time came!

    Post # 7
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    1025 posts
    Bumble bee

    Almost everyone I know that has had a baby in the past three years has done the 3d ultrasound. It also helps that they are super affordable around here.

    As for myself, if they cannot determine the sex of the baby at my next ultrasound then I will get one just because I want to know SO bad.

    Honestly I find them a little creepy.

    Post # 8
    cherrypieBee
    1059 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

    I’m perfectly happy with the regular one. I’ve always found the 3d ones kinda scary, personally. I can see why folks like them, but I don’t find it necessary.

    Post # 9
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    1436 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m happy I’m not the only one who finds 3 d ultrasounds disturbing. I’m not getting one.

    Post # 10
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    8821 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I had a 3D done early, I would love to have another. I am so glad we did it, would do it again a heartbeat!

    Post # 11
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    2102 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @sugar_biscuit:  THAT is adorable. Completely why I would get one too!

    My brother and sister in law got one for Mothers Day – She was only like 20 weeks but it was really cool because it was a whole experience thing that like 10 of us (moms, sisters, grama, etc) got to see at the appt and we got to see her move around and etc for like an hour! It was awesome!

    I would totally do it if its only like $100. Maybe check on yelp for one that would allow your parents & etc to go to as well bc its an experience I know made me super excited for the baby and I’ll never forget it 😀

    Post # 12
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    600 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

    I’ve seen Hunter in 3D twice and loved that I could see the details of his face so clearly. At 19 weeks he was a bit scrawny, but I still thought he was adorable. At 34 weeks he’d put on a bit more fat and we can already pick out that he has my lips and my brows with his Daddy’s nose and chin and he has a full head of hair. I had a referral for both of the scans, the places I went just happened to have the capability of switching to 3d so I didn’t have to pay for it.

    34 weeks:
     

    Post # 13
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    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    There are a few places near me that have a family viewing room with a big TV screen and they serve popcorn, for like $75 for 20 minutes. I think it’s a little cheesy (and 3D does freak me out a little) but our moms are so excited to do it. 

    I think 30 weeks would be a good time to do it… I am anxious to do it now, but I think the longer you wait the better. @Mollie-Rose‘s looks amazing and adorable at 34 weeks! 

    ETA: I think kids will get a kick out of seeing the 3D pictures of themselves as they get older too, which is fun.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m doing it for a couple reasons.  First, I love the idea of seeing the profile shot and trying to see which features are from me vs DH.  I think it makes the anticipation even more fun to meet her in person and also helps me to picture her before she is here.  Second, I think of the 3D ultrasound not just as a picure, but as an experience.  I get to see what she does in my tummy all day long, kind of like a sneak peek into another world that was previously unknown.  We have ours scheduled for tomorrow night.  I am 29 weeks so we are hoping we might get to see her move around/strike a pose or be able to guess her personality by her movements/habits.  As a PP mentioned, it would be neat to recognize poses or habits after birth that you saw them do on the 3D ultrasound.  It is all captured on a DVD so we can show our parents who live in another state as well.   I think it’s a nice keepsake and something that is fun to do, and I imagine little kids would love to see themselves in your tummy before they were born. 

    ETA: For those wanting to have it done, the further along you are in pregnancy the less room baby has to move around and they may be too squished to get a good shot of the profile for instance if that is what you want.  My location recommends doing them around 28-30 weeks so they aren’t as scrawny and have started to fill out their features a bit more, but hopefully are still able to move a bit for the video portion and also allow the tech to get a good angle for a profile shot.

    Post # 15
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would totally do it!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    no way. honestly, the 3D images creep the heck out of me! (aside from, yes, they all look the same.)

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