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22/04/2014 at 16:00
Hi All. I can't wait to be full term and closer to meeting / holding our baby now. Times going slowly, and I feel like I want to 'see' how our baby has grown etc to get my fix! So I've been looking at private scans, but given I'm 28 weeks now most are '3D scans'. I'm weary of having one incase I see something I shouldn't (gender is currently unknown!). Has anyone had one, what are your thoughts? Is it risky - or would we be OK if I made it clear for them not to scan that area? Anyone have any other ideas about how to pass the time (or take my mind off wanting to just have cuddles with my baby!).... I can't be the only person feeling this way... Just can't wait for a cuddle (I can and do want to wait though obviously, but you know what I mean!) x
22/04/2014 at 16:09
We had one at around 29 weeks and didn't know the gender. The sonographer did the scan in 2D first, just to see the location of the baby, then switched to 4D when she'd found the face. She quickly scanned over "that" area so we didn't see anything. I'm sure they're quite used to it.
22/04/2014 at 16:10
Knees - did you think it was worthwhile? I always said I wouldn't bother but now the idea sounds quite lovely!
22/04/2014 at 16:26
I feel the same Pep, in fact I was talking to CA and Fig about it the other day.
My main issue besides the gender is that i don't lke the 3D/4D images. I feel a bit stoopid paying the full price just for the 2D image!
22/04/2014 at 16:31
I had one at 28 weeks.
We told her we didn't want to know the gender and she just stayed at the head end once she had determined where everything was! I loved it. They're expensive though. We claimed ours back from H's private healthcare so went for the top package with DVD etc which was lovely but if we were paying ourselves, I think we would just go basic. It was lovely to do something at that point in my pregnancy.
I had the same as knees in my 1st pregnancy...2d turned to 3d when focused O face. We're booking in for the same again this time :-) it's lovely seeing their little features rather than just an outline too! x
22/04/2014 at 16:34
Also, I always thought they looked a bit freaky before, when I saw other peoples but I didn't at all once I saw S. I think it's different when it's your own baby. When S was born I couldbt believe how he looked so similar to his scan picture. It was amazing.
22/04/2014 at 17:34
Awe your post is so lovely! We had a 3D scan at 29 weeks and explained we didn't want to know the gender. They said they'd just stay in the top area ish, but as it happened, LO was sat up with his legs crossed so they were able to show face, arms, hands and feet without revealing anything. It was a lovely experience :)
22/04/2014 at 18:17
We knew baby was a boy from 16 weeks but despite having plenty other scans plus a 3d and 4d we'd never have known from any scan without a professional telling us. I'd looked at scans online for years during ttcing and thought I'd be able to tell but it wasn't obvious to us at all.
22/04/2014 at 20:42
I knew at my scan that baby girl was a girl before the sonographer said, and that was in 2D, but to be fair it was a gender scan so the image was in that area anyway. It was very, very, very clear! Mind you none of her other scans have been particularly clear and when we went for the anomaly scan I wasn't able to tell (although knew at that point) so perhaps that was a one-off fluke picture.
We had a 3D scan with Alex and again you could very obviously tell he was a boy, but we'd already said we knew the sex and she was confirming it, I think it would have been easy enough for her to whizz past if we'd said we didn't want to know.
We had the scan with A at 25 weeks, it was good because I didn't feel much movement until quite late and so it nicely kept me going until his movements got more regular. This time round I've been able to feel baby girl moving for ages and I can feel her much more than I ever felt him, so I don't feel the need for another scan (plus she got an early scan and a gender scan so I kind of feel she's had her 'share'). I fill my time with buying cute baby clothes/cloth nappies for her ;)
23/04/2014 at 09:50
We had ours for free as my mum works in the X-ray department. The 4D scanner they have at our hospital is designed for looking into things like cleft lips etc and isn't designed for just having a look at the baby, so it wasn't as clear as the private ones. S looked gross, like a big monster and nothing like she actually looked like when she came out! As nice as it was to get a look at her at that stage, I don't think I'd pay for one next time.
23/04/2014 at 18:43
We only knew as we asked them to check. We had an hd live scan this time which is a bit diff to 4d. It was brilliant, seeing baby yawn and smile etc is quite amazing
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