When you’re pregnant, waiting to meet your baby and discover what they look like can be tough! And while expectant mothers may feel a bond with their unborn child, young siblings can struggle to imagine a real baby is coming.
At Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare, with offices in Fayetteville, Newnan, and Stockbridge, Georgia, our experienced OB/GYN providers are pleased to offer a way for new mothers, fathers, siblings, and relatives to get a sneak peek at the newest member of the family with keepsake ultrasounds.
What is a keepsake ultrasound?
Keepsake ultrasounds are nondiagnostic ultrasounds designed to give families a sneak preview of their growing baby. These unique imaging services provide an opportunity for families to create special memories and learn the baby’s gender.
At Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare, we offer two types of keepsake ultrasounds:
Gender 2D ultrasound
Are you and your family excited to learn whether you’re carrying a boy or girl? You can get a sneak peek at your baby’s sex with a gender 2D ultrasound, typically scheduled for around 16-18 weeks.
It only takes minutes for your provider to show you and your family the baby’s gender. You’ll also have an opportunity to listen to your baby’s heartbeat and revisit the moment on the CD-ROM of photographs of your child.
If you cherish the idea of seeing your growing baby up close, a 3D/4D ultrasound may be right for you. Normally performed around 28-32 weeks, this ultrasound shows you three-dimensional images of your baby. This type of ultrasound can also reveal your baby’s gender.
What’s more? Special 4D imaging captures your baby’s movements and heartbeat on a DVD recording. You’ll also get a CD-ROM of your baby’s 3D photos.
What are the benefits of keepsake ultrasounds?
Keepsake ultrasounds are not used for medical or diagnostic purposes. Instead of medical information, these entertainment ultrasounds provide invaluable emotional rewards as well as lasting memories that you can revisit again and again on the DVD and CD-ROM.
Here’s a closer look at what keepsake ultrasounds offer:
1. Foster maternal-infant bonding
Nothing helps foster maternal-infant bonding like seeing your baby for the first time. With keepsake ultrasounds, you no longer have to wait nine months to see your baby’s features and movements, helping you feel more connected than ever to your unborn child.
2. Help other family members share your experience
It can be harder for other family members to feel as close to your unborn baby as you do. This can be especially true for young siblings who often have a hard time imagining a real baby growing inside their mother. Keepsake ultrasounds can help make the baby real.
Keepsake ultrasounds can also help fathers, grandparents, and other family members bond with your unborn child as they get to see the baby’s features and movements, including any somersaults, smiles, and thumb-sucking.
3. Learn your baby’s gender
Waiting to know if you’re having a boy or girl can be the most challenging part of pregnancy. And while there are other ways to learn your baby’s sex before they’re born, keepsake ultrasounds give you a sneak peek and a chance to see your baby’s gender for yourself.
If you’re expecting and interested in learning more about a keepsake ultrasound, the team at Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare can answer your questions and help you decide the right time to meet your baby on screen.
To learn more about keepsake ultrasounds, book an appointment online or over the phone with Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare today.