In 1950, Scottish doctors in Glasgow first used ultrasound technology with pregnant patients. That was over 70 years ago! Ultrasound technology has come a long way since that time.
No longer are ultrasound images bound to the grainy black-and-white image. Now you can get 3D, 4D, and HD images! Once you make it to 38 weeks pregnant, you’re likely off-the-wall excited to meet your little one.
Here are some amazing things you can learn at your 38-week pregnant ultrasound to tide you over until you get to see your sweet baby out of the womb. Keep reading!
1. Baby’s Movements
You’ve certainly felt your baby’s movements. After all, you’re not likely to miss something the size of a small watermelon rolling around inside of you. But, did you know that with a 3D ultrasound, you can see those movements with incredible clarity?
While the baby is quite crowded with knees and elbows constantly flexed, they’ll still be able to show off some impressive movements. If the baby has a consistent awake time each day, schedule your 38 weeks pregnant ultrasound around the same time to increase the chances of seeing their movements.
2. Baby’s Face
Let’s face it, many babies come out looking like old people. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen. At a 3D ultrasound, you can see their face with “aww” inspiring detail.
Will your baby look more like you or your partner?? After you get the images back from your 3D ultrasound, let the negotiation commence. You can be sure that Grandma will want to weigh in, and can supply your own baby pictures as look-alike evidence.
3. Baby’s Breathing
By as early as 10-12 weeks of gestation, babies in utero start to take “practice” breaths. Their lungs will expand and contract, filling up with and then pushing out the amniotic fluid. This helps strengthen their lungs so they’re ready for that first hearty cry after they’re born.
With a 3D ultrasound, you can see that breathing in real-time. Watch in wonder as your baby’s tiny ribcage swells with these practice breaths. This will bring you peace of mind knowing that your little one is prepped and ready for earthside aspiration.
4. Amniotic Fluid Levels
Speaking of amniotic fluid, another interesting thing you can learn from your 38-week ultrasound is your amniotic fluid level. Amniotic fluid provides cushioning, protection, and a cozy environment for your baby to grow.
Fluid levels can be too high (polyhydramnios), or too low (oligohydramnios). Most likely, if you haven’t had any concerning symptoms, at this point your fluid levels should be just fine. If the ultrasound tech notices anything concerning, they’ll recommend you chat with your doctor about what to do next.
Book A 38-Week Pregnant Ultrasound Today!
With the new developments in 3D ultrasound technology, you won’t want to miss the chance to see your sweet baby one last time before they’re born. If you live in the Chicago area, book your 38-week pregnant ultrasound with Tummy Vision today.
Call in or book online! We’re looking forward to seeing you, and seeing the baby too!