4D ultrasound pregnancy test is a medical technique that uses a four-dimensional ultrasound to check the status of the fetus in the womb during pregnancy. Four-dimensional technology is used to create images of fetal movements. Results of the 4D USG Ultrasound findings are completely different from 3D or 2D, which are just images. As a result, the obstetrics and gynecology specialist or ob-gyn doctor performing the test would be able to detect fetal development more precisely.
Birth defects can be identified more quickly during 4D ultrasound pregnancy Examination. Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists may also take urgent steps to deal with the situation. Parents also request 4D ultrasound prenatal checks to see the fetus moving, kicking, yawning, and even laughing, in addition to identifying issues with fetal growth. While this is permissible, parents should gain a better understanding of the 4D ultrasound examination’s intent, procedure, and risks.
For Whom and When is a 4D Ultrasound Examination Needed?
A 4D ultrasound pregnancy check-up is available to all pregnant women. Doctors, on the other hand, usually only prescribe 4D ultrasound scans to screen for possible anomalies in the fetus or pregnancy, such as:
- Defects in the neural tube (can affect brain and spinal development)
- Aneuploidy, a disorder in which a person is born with (a condition when there are less or more chromosomes that make the baby born defective or even die)
- Cleft lip (on 4D ultrasound, the baby’s face is more clearly visible)
When Should a 4D Ultrasound Be Performed?
The best time to perform a 4D ultrasound for maternal care is between 26 and 34 weeks of pregnancy. Since there was so much amniotic fluid at the time, it was easier to see the fetus. The amniotic fluid level has decreased after 34 weeks, making ultrasound testing more difficult. Even so, each woman’s amniotic fluid volume is different. It is necessary to consult an obstetrician to decide when a 4D ultrasound pregnancy test should be performed.
Benefits of 4D Ultrasound Pregnancy Examination
Although 4D ultrasound examination provides benefits that are not obtained from 3D and 2D ultrasounds, in general, the aims of a 4D ultrasound test are the same:
- measure the fetus’s weight and height;
- determine if the fetus is getting enough nutrition;
- measure the fetal heart rate;
- check amniotic fluid volume;
- know the sex of the fetus;
- detect multiple pregnancies;
- confirm the due date of birth;
- check the position of the placenta;
- and evaluate fetal movements.
Results of a 4D Ultrasound Pregnancy Examination
From the beginning to the end of the 4D ultrasound pregnancy test, Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists will direct the patient. The 4D ultrasound test is similar to a 3D ultrasound in that the mother lies on the examination site and the doctor applies a special gel, after which the Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist will use a A 4D ultrasound unit to monitor the movements of the fetus in the womb. On the display screen attached to the ultrasound kit, mothers can see the fetal movements. The ultrasound findings were then clarified by the Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist, or Ob-gyn. Mothers may also request that the obstetrician print a video recording for them to keep.
4D USG Pregnancy Examination at Primaya Hospital
The Mother and Child Care Center at Primaya Hospital offers 4D ultrasound pregnancy checks. The Primaya 4D ultrasound equipment uses advanced technology to provide accurate recordings of fetal movements. Primaya Hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology experts, as well as an experienced and knowledgeable nursing staff, are ready to offer the best care services to parents who wish to have a pregnancy examination using 4D ultrasound technology.