Mothers are always trying to look out for the safety of their children even before they were born. They try to go to the best doctors, take prenatal care medicines and watch the food that they eat. All these factors affect the baby in some way so mothers would normally take precautions on just about anything they are exposed to. One of the first things that an unborn child gets exposed to is an ultrasound. An ultrasound is a way for the obstetrician to determine the age of the baby inside your womb and to detect any abnormalities surrounding your pregnancy. Some parents prefer to have 3D and 4D ultrasounds to see the features of their child clearly. If you are one of these parents you should take precaution when having a 3D or 4D ultrasound. These are some of the things you should remember in order to ensure your safety of ultrasound 3D 4D sessions:
1. Try to limit the time of exposure Some mothers get so excited seeing their babies in 3D or 4D that they want to keep looking at them longer than necessary. Prolonged exposure to the high energy that the 3D or 4D ultrasound emits can cause birth defects and pregnancy problems so its best to limit the exposure as much as possible. After all, its good to see the baby on screen but its even better to see him alive and well.
2. Increase water intake prior to your 3D 4D sessions some moms swear that the increased water intake helped them have good amounts of amniotic fluids during their session. Although there are no proven study that this helped, drinking plenty of water during pregnancy can help keep you and your baby hydrated. Theres really no harm in trying this tip even if youre not going to a 3D 4D session.
3. Monitor the times when the baby is at his most active babies are sometimes more active in the morning or just after you had something sweet. Increased movement on your baby could make it tougher for the ultrasound technician to get a good shot of your baby. Schedule your 3D session at the time that your baby is at rest so that you can get a good picture. For 4D sessions, you might want to schedule it at the time that your baby is moving as this is a moving picture of your baby.
4. Wear loose and comfortable clothing on your session your privacy and safety at the time of ultrasound 3D 4D sessions is of utmost importance so you should ensure that you are wearing clothes that are loose but wont expose your entire body to the technician. Do not wear dresses to the session. Wear a loose top and bottom that doesnt expose your private parts.
The FDA warns against using 3D or 4D ultrasound unless it is medically necessary. You should always seek the advice of your doctor if you are unsure about your health and your babys health. It is also not advisable to take weekly images of 3D ultrasound so make sure you dont do it frequently. At the end of the day, the choice to get 3D or 4D ultrasound is up to you so take note of the warnings and decide what would be best for you and your child.
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