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  • Writer's pictureDana Krider

Achieving the Clearest 3D/4D Ultrasound Photos Possible

Want to know the secret to amazingly clear 3D/4D/5D ultrasound photos?! HYDRATION!! That’s right mamas. I can’t begin to tell you how important hydration is for ultrasound image quality but also the health for you and your sweet baby.

Staying hydrated helps the volume and quality of the amniotic fluid. The better these factors are the clearer the images. In order to acieve clear images of your baby’s face we must have a nice pocket of amniotic fluid in front of the face. If the face is squished and pressed up against the wall of your uterus we will see a blurred mixture of both the wall and the face. The clear amniotic fluid helps us to visualize the face and only the face (ok, ok sometimes along with a hand or a foot!).

Take a look at the pics below:


See the nice pocket of amniotic fluid (black space) above the profile? This was what made the 3D/4D Ultrasound image below so clear!


Not Hydrated

This profile is difficult to see bc moms not as hydrate. There is very little amniotic fluid in front of the face. There is no black space like the profile pic above. These circumstances gave way to the image below:

It’s very difficult to make out this ultraround image but this was indeed the baby’s face. It’s blurry and distorted.


So please be sure to stay extra hydrated leading up to your ultrasound appointment. Hyrdration is helpful for obtaining the clearest ultrasound pictures possible but most importantly its healthy for you and your baby. We pride ourselves on achieving the best ultrasound images possible for our clients. That’s why our highest 3D/4D 5D ultrasound packages come with a free rescan policy.

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