The answer to this question usually depends upon what you wish to see. Below, we have breakdown the time that is great for 3D ultrasound and what you can expect in each phase.
If you will go for 3D ultrasound when you are 14 to 18 weeks pregnant, you will be able to see the entire baby in one picture. You must know that your baby would be very active during this time of pregnancy, so if the baby is awake, you will see all the unfelt fetal movements. Movements like baby kick, wave, grab its feet, etc. will be evident. During this time, you can make out baby’s two eyes, a nose, and a mouth quite clearly. However, more detailed facial feature will not be visible, meaning you won’t be able to say that baby has daddy’s nose or mom’s eyes.
During this time, the baby’s feature will be more developed and become prominent. However, there is also a high probability that the baby will breach and you will not be able to get good 3D pictures. When this happens, baby usually has hands and feet in the face or is folded in half. This is why it is highly recommended to go for 3D ultrasound during this phase only in special circumstances such as if you are pregnant with twins, have family in town who won’t be here at later stage of pregnancy, etc.
In this time of the pregnancy, the baby’s head is down which is highly preferred. You can get a better, up-close detailed picture of the baby’s face, making your heart flutter with joy and excitement. However, you must have heard many rumors online that you can’t get good pictures past 32 weeks but this speculation are far from the truth. In fact, it is frequently encouraged to go for a 3D ultrasound during this time as you can see more details which are just great and welcoming for the new parents.
When pregnant, a vital element is getting clear pictures of the baby while it is still in the womb and growing with each day. So, based on your preferences, you can schedule 3D ultrasound and stay extra hydrated as that will ensure there is enough fluid in the amniotic sac to see the baby in elaborate detail.
Don’t wait long and schedule a 3D ultrasound during the above mentioned week and see how your baby is growing. At the end of the session, you can also take good quality pictures as a keepsake.