2D Ultrasound

Are Ultrasounds Safe During Pregnancy?

As a new parent, it's normal to be concerned about whether certain tests are healthy for your growing baby, especially when those tests aren't required to ensure your baby's health. A 2D ultrasound or 3D ultrasound can be an exciting way to get a glimpse at your precious child, but it's normal to wonder whether it's safe to expose them to 2D ultrasound or 3D ultrasound waves.


Here's what the research says about the safety of 2D and 3D ultrasounds.


  • 2D and 3D ultrasounds are generally safe.

  • The difference between a 2D ultrasound and a 3D ultrasound is simple. A 2D ultrasound creates the traditional picture you think of when you consider ultrasounds - a gray, blurry image that gives a vague outline of a baby. A 3D ultrasound takes many images at different angles and compiles them to create a more clear picture than a 2D ultrasound.

  • 3D ultrasounds can alert you to potential abnormalities with your baby, allowing you more time to prepare for any medical care of procedures they may need after they're born. Heart issues, cleft lip, and neural tube defects are all the more easy to detect with a 3D ultrasound than other types of ultrasound.


If you're interested in getting a better view of your little one than you get with a 2D ultrasound at the OB's office, we're here to help! Schedule an appointment at Precious Memories 4D Ultrasound today and prepare to be blown away by the images we provide of your bundle of joy.

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