When you take a look at our ultrasound packages, you’ll notice that there are quite a few options to choose from. You can get 2D ultrasounds performed or 3D/4D ultrasounds, and you’ll have two choices when it comes to baby gender determination. We use the latest and greatest technology in order to let you learn more about your baby in real time!
But not everyone can be in the room with you. While we encourage you to bring in spouses or grandparents, we’re sure you don’t want the person who sits next to you at work there when you find out whether you’re having a boy or a girl. But you do plan to tell lots of people later, and will most likely share the news with just about everyone who will listen!
With the rise of social media and the improved 4D ultrasound machines, you can go home with more information about your baby than ever before. Here’s what people are doing with the booty they take home from their pregnancy ultrasounds here in Orem. (Quick note: Technically, ultrasound is the technology and sonogram is the image. But we know most people use them interchangeably, so don’t be surprised if we do too.)
2D printouts might look old fashioned, but there are actually some good reasons people still choose them. First of all, they’re less expensive than other options but can still provide gender information for the child after 16 weeks. They also have that “traditional sonogram look” to them, and some parents like to compare them to sonograms they got of themselves decades earlier!
These small print outs are typically on glossy paper and come right out of the machine as you’re waiting. Mothers and fathers alike have been taking these 2D sonograms around to show people for decades. They often end up on expecting parents’ desks at the office, or in a mother’s purse. And there’s no doubt that a lot of these have ended up on refrigerators. It’s baby’s first art up on the fridge!
While 2D sonograms are great, they certainly do seem old-school when compared to what you get with 3D printouts! With 3D sonograms, an ultrasound of your baby produces images that look…well, they look like a baby! Instead of just getting a profile as you do with 2D ultrasounds, you’ll get to see the detailed contours of your child’s face. (This is when parents can start arguing about which side of the family the child most takes after!) These images are so detailed that they really are baby’s first portrait, and most parents treat them as such. These are the images that most often get framed and put up on a wall, whether it’s as part of a family collage in the living room or up in the recently decorated nursery. 3D ultrasound images also make excellent gifts for grandparents. Just frame them and wrap them up so that the grandparents can feel closer to the child as well.
3D/4D Digital Ultrasound Images
Some of our ultrasound packages will send you home with a USB drive full of images we’ve taken of your baby. Where do these end up? You can probably guess that the most common place is social media. Facebook and Instagram are the most popular places to put both static images (3D sonograms) and videos (4D sonograms) of unborn children. This is the simplest way that most people share the news of their upcoming child, and you get to pick which ones show up to your friends and family.
Interestingly, it’s also the easiest way to get these images and videos on your phone. Instead of having to worry about whether or not your phone will play the file we give you, it’s simply easiest to upload them to a social media site. That way you can share news of your unborn child even if you’re not Facebook friends with someone…or if you just can’t wait to show them because for some reason they haven’t checked your feed yet!
Of course, you can also use the 3D ultrasound digital images to create more printouts of your child. That way you can print and frame more so that multiple sets of grandparents can have them while still keeping one for your own wall.
Want to watch the video of your child? You should have no problems playing them from a standard laptop or desktop. But nothing says you can’t put your unborn child on a big screen! If the 4D sonograms just aren’t big enough for you when you use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, it’s very likely you’ll be able to plug the USB drive directly into your television. That way the ultrasound of your baby can be much larger than you’ve ever seen them before…an image much bigger than life-size!
If plugging the USB drive directly into the television doesn’t work, you might be able to wirelessly connect your laptop to your television. Another option is to upload the video to social media and then wirelessly connect a phone or tablet to the television (such as with Apple AirPlay). One last option would be to download the Facebook app onto your Roku, AppleTV, or video game console. If you really want to see your unborn child living large, we bet you’ll find a way!
Here’s something that we don’t physically send home with you, but it’s so incredibly helpful: gender knowledge! Knowing whether you’re having a boy or a girl can really help you make decisions about how to prepare for the baby…and anyone throwing you a shower will certainly appreciate it!
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