(Closed) Experience with 3D or 4D ultrasounds?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you have a 3D or 4D ultrasound?
    No, I did not, and I'm glad I didn't : (5 votes)
    36 %
    No, I did not, but I wish I did : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Yes, I did, and I am glad I did : (8 votes)
    57 %
    Yes, I did, and I wish I hadn't : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I haven’t had one since I’m still early on, but my sister got a 4D on at a place where they test new ultrasound machines on pregnant moms for free since you are a volunteer!  She walked away with a DVD full of images and video, and was thrilled with it.  Maybe they have something like that in your area.  And by the way, they made sure she had consent from her doctor to do it.   

    Post # 4
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    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Ooh, I voted incorrectly.  My OB ordered one for me because we were looking for some specific placental defects.  I did so love the images of her face though!  I wouldn’t have gone to a boutique, but since they did it at my OB’s office, I was all for it!

    Post # 5
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    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I had it done at my doctor’s office to confirm the gender while looking for some defects and investigating some issues I was having.  I only had the one image though, so I went to a boutique and got the DVD/CD done.  It was cool, and I love the photos.  MB was stuck though, so we only ever got 3/4 of her face.  But we look back at those photos, and she looks just like the photos.  They were a great Sneak Peek of her!  We got them done at 28 weeks, and again at 32 weeks to see if she had moved (she hadn’t).

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m not pregnant, but I’ve seen people get these done and I think they are just amazing and I hope when the time comes, we’ll be able to get one. But I didn’t know doctors don’t recommend them. Can you elaborate a bit? Now I’m curious lol

    Post # 7
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    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Sorry but I find them a little creepy. A lot of the ones I have seen it looks like the babys face is coming out of the wall of the placenta and it reminds of something in a horror movie. 

    I know I’m a rarity in not liking them but for some reason they just give me the heebie jeebies. 

    Post # 8
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    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We don’t recommend them, because it isn’t a radiologist reading the film.  So questions and issues may come up that these techs are not equipped to deal with.  Further, information about sex has a higher likelihood of inaccuracy and there is sometimes a false sense of security.

    For all these reasons we recommend that Ultrasounds be done in conjunction with your provider 🙂                                              

    Post # 9
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I had mine done at the Dr.’s office and it was SO cool. I got a CD with the images on them. If i were home i would share some! The only problem was in about half the images her umbilical cord was in the way, but it was still just amazing to see!

    Post # 10
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    202 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @Derbybride: Oh my, I feel the same way! I thought I was the only one that thought they were creepy.

    @Mrs. DG: I agree.  Are you a doctor? I work in medical imaging as an xray tech, and I would never have one of these at one of those free standing strip mall places.  I don’t know if the techs are even licensed?! So what if there is something wrong and they aren’t even trained to know it and no doctor backs them up? It just seems wrong.

    So even though I am not pregnant yet, I am not going to have a 3 or 4D ultrasound even though I possibly could get it done at work. I just don’t want it. I can see why some people would want to and if it benefits them for medical reasons I understand, but I urge you if you do please make sure it’s a licensed technologist and that your images will be read by a radiologist like Mrs. DG said. Now aside from my negativity (sorry) Congratulations on all your little ones!! 🙂

    Post # 11
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    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I had one at 32 weeks because there was some concern about one of his kidneys… which was totally fine. I loved seeing his little face! It was very reassuring for me. I don’t know if I would have gone to a boutique type of place to have one though.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I plan to do the 4D/3D dvd/photo back at a boutique (with Dr. permission) when I go for a prenatal massage 🙂

    Post # 13
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    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @thelovecats:  I’m a pediatrician.

    Post # 14
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    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I agree with Derbybride and thelovecats…they CREEP me out.  I would absolutely NOT be getting one unless it was necessary for some reason.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

    I had one done at a 4d ultrasound center, and it was awesome.  Here is a pic:

    http://x91.xanga.com/0c4f574111230257602166/b205000997.jpg

    He opened and closed his eyes, yawned, smiled.  I took my mom and aunt who were in town visiting and had never seen an ultrasound in their lives.  It was totally worth it for me, but I think most doctors advise against it.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper

    I don’t understand why doctors are against it.  I go for the pretty pictures, not a diagnosis.  The techs at the boutique I went to were licensed, but I must have signed seven documents acknowledging that this was for fun and that I couldn’t get any medical advice or information from it.  Which was my assumption anyway.

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