Colorado West WomanCare of the Grand Valley is now offering elective 3D/4D prenatal ultrasounds to provide a positive bonding experience for the mother, father, and family members with the unborn baby. Realistic surface images provide a connection between the parents and baby that can be beneficial for everyone.
The best time to have this type of ultrasound is between 26 and 31 weeks. Within this range, the baby has well-developed facial features and still has enough amniotic fluid for you to get great pictures. We make no promises that the images will be similar to those you might have seen elsewhere or even in our office. Every baby scans differently, depending on her/his gestational age, position, amount of fluid, and the mother's condition.