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The Best Reasons To Get 3D / 4D Ultrasounds And Gender Blood Tests In Utah
4D / 3D Ultrasounds In Utah
We’re so glad that you’re interested in getting ultrasounds of your baby! At Kicks & Giggles, we are here to deliver the clearest high-definition images possible so that you have a lifelong keepsake of your pregnancy.
Why do we operate a pregnancy ultrasound studio? Part of it is simple: it’s fun! Working with parents in order to help them get wall-worthy images of their baby in the womb is a fun and heartwarming experience every time we do it. We love being a part of the miracle of life, and we want to partner with you to make these beautiful pictures happen. Whether you’re looking for 2D, 4D, or 3D ultrasounds, we’re here to make it happened with safe state-of-the-art technology.
We can also help you plan for the arrival of your little boy or girl by providing both gender blood tests and gender ultrasounds. Trust us, having the right clothes ready on day one is one way to make life a lot easier!
All About Pregnancy Ultrasounds
At our Utah ultrasound studio, we have gathered an amazing team and the latest technology so that you can see the little one in the womb. Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves that are above the range of human hearing. Ultrasound can be used to examine patients, study the interior of wood, or see things underground. But despite its multiple uses, the most common way it is used is for pregnancy ultrasounds.
Pregnancy ultrasounds use a transducer wand that is placed on the mother’s abdomen. This transducer sends out the ultrasound waves, which bounce back more as the material it’s passing through gets more dense. These waves are then picked up by the transducer and interpreted as an image by the onboard computer. Transducer gel is used in order to create an airproof medium between the mother’s abdomen and the transducer, because the waves ultrasounds use are easily disrupted by air.
Ultrasounds Vs. Sonograms
One of the most common questions we get is about the difference between ultrasounds and sonograms. Often these terms are used interchangeably, and we have many people who find us by searching for 3D sonograms or 4D sonograms.
There is a technical difference, but it’s really semantics. Ultrasonography is the process of using waves in order to create an image, and the actual image is the sonogram. In short: ultrasound = procedure, sonogram = picture.
Are Baby Ultrasounds Safe?
When you’re dealing with the life of a baby in the womb, you always want to make sure that every action you take is as safe as possible. We’re happy to let you know that ultrasounds are the safest form of medical imaging out there and that no negative effects have ever been shown.
The primary reason that ultrasound is so safe is that the method uses no ionizing radiation, so there is no chance of the ultrasound waves affecting cells in the way that x-rays can. The ultrasound equipment at our clinic is using the same technology as you’ll find in a hospital. To further put your mind at ease, please know that we follow the FDA’s standards for all ultrasound procedures. Trust us, we couldn’t (and wouldn’t) offer any service that’s not safe for unborn children.
Why Should You Find Out?
For most of human history, there was no way to tell whether or not someone was going to have a boy or a girl. While there were many old wives tales that could supposedly tell what gender the child would be (the woman is carrying low, her arms are hairy), none of these were reliable ways of finding out if a boy or a girl was on his or her way.
Being surprised might be a long-standing part of being human, but it’s certainly not something that we need to hold onto in this day and age! There are far too many advantages of knowing if what gender of child to expect, such as:
How To Prepare The Nursery – There are so many theories when it comes to painting the nursery. Some schools of thought suggest that it should be in blacks, whites, and grays. Others suggest gender-neutral colors. And while there’s no right or wrong answer, some parents want to go with the (surprisingly recent) pink for girls and blue for boys. If that’s you, then knowing your baby’s gender allows you to paint the room weeks or months in advance so that the paint smell can dissipate before the child arrives.
The Kinds of Gifts You Get – When you know the gender of your baby, it’s win-win in the gifts department. First of all, you’re making it easier for people to shop for you. Second, you’re making sure that you are getting clothing that you don’t have to return. Trust us, you’ll have enough to do once the baby gets here without wondering where the gift receipts are!
The Mental Calm – Some parents, especially first-time parents, want to know the gender of their child so that they can mentally prepare. If the father grew up in a houseful of boys, the prospect of taking care of a girl might take some getting used to. It’s simply nice to be mentally prepared for the child to come.
Remember, It’s a Surprise Either Way – “But I want to be surprised!” many people will say when it comes to gender identification. Well, if you’re completely honest with yourself, you’ll realize that you’re going to be surprised no matter when you find out. It’s going to be a surprise whether you’re in the emergency room or in our baby ultrasound studio. In the end, you get to choose when you’ll be surprised: surrounded by doctors and nurses that you’ll probably never see again tomorrow, or surrounded by the select group of people who are most important to you.