3D and 4D ultrasounds are an optional procedure and are not a required prenatal test. Your OB-GYN, Dr. Rania Ibrahim, typically performs them as a courtesy to her patients.
Like regular ultrasounds, 3D and 4D ultrasounds utilize sound waves to produce an image of the baby in the womb. The difference between the two is that the 3D ultrasound is a three-dimensional image of the baby, and the 4D ultrasound creates a live video effect. The 4D ultrasound gives patients the opportunity to watch their baby making movement such as smiling or yawning.
These ultrasounds also let parents see their baby’s face for the first time. Your OB-GYN Montgomery County also favors 3D and 4D ultrasounds because they can uncover some birth defects that might not be revealed on a standard ultrasound.
When conducting an abdominal ultrasound, a technician applies a special gel on the patient’s belly to transmit the sound waves. The technician then places a probe against the patient’s belly and moves it around the belly in order to capture an image.
After the 3D or 4D ultrasound, the patient will be given printouts of the pictures and a copy of the 4D movie. Your OB-GYN will advise you at this time if anything appears to be abnormal.
Patients should keep in mind that 3D and 4D ultrasounds are not normally used to diagnose a potential problem with your baby. And patients should not agree to a 3D or 4D ultrasound that is not provided in a medical center by a trained professional under any circumstances!
If you’re interested in more information regarding ultrasounds and are in need of a female gynecologist OB-GYN then New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim in Conroe, TX is the place for you.
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Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands