Is 3D 4D Ultrasound Safe?
Ultrasound has been in use for over 35 years and no harmful effects have ever been shown from its responsible use to-date. The perfect example is a pregnancy which has been the result of invitro-fertilization. These women have a diagnostic ultrasound every week for the first several months of the pregnancy with no harmful results.
Reputable and responsible 3D ultrasound centers limit their scanning times to those much less than a typical 2D diagnostic scan. Though they may say their session times are twenty, thirty, or forty minutes, the actual time scanning in 3D is very limited. Because the ultrasound machine saves the live footage which is acquired in 4D, the bulk of the session is spent looking back through the saved footage, frame-by-frame, and taking the still 3D images.
Benefits of 3D 4D Baby Ultrasounds
It is sometimes argued by healthcare providers that 3D/4D ultrasound sessions are not necessary and therefore should not be done. Although 3D/4D sessions are not necessary for diagnostic reasons, the benefits to the pregnancy are significant. The bonding experience that the mother - and often even more so the father - experiences from a 3D ultrasound session is enormous.
Seeing a realistic view into the womb at the baby soon to be here makes the pregnancy much more real and often causes mothers to take better care of themselves in regards to diet, exercise, avoiding such things as alcohol consumption, smoking or being in close proximity to those that are smoking. For fathers, siblings, and even the extended family, the bonding experience acquired from a 3D session brings a sense of familial closeness during a very important time.
A 3D 4D ultrasound scanning session could be one of the most amazing experiences of your pregnancy!