What Do Keepsake Ultrasounds Offer?

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. 

3D/4D ultrasound

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.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Don’t Ignore These Signs of Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects at least 10% of women, and researchers think many more go undiagnosed. If left untreated, this condition can cause many problems. Knowing the signs can help you get the medical assistance you need.

Common Myths About Working with a Midwife

Midwives are advanced nurses who’ve helped hundreds of thousands of women across the globe manage childbirth. But many myths still circulate about this special medical practice. Keep reading as we separate fact from fiction.

5 Important Facts About Vaginal Atrophy

If you’re worried you’re experiencing vaginal atrophy and the unpleasant symptoms it brings, there are some important things you need to know. Keep reading to learn the key facts about vaginal atrophy and how we help improve your condition.

What Causes Morning Sickness?

For the majority of expecting women, the joy of pregnancy is often accompanied by morning sickness. Take a moment to learn what causes this unpleasant side effect of pregnancy, and find out what you can do to feel better.

4 Types of Incontinence and What to Do About Them

Urinary incontinence can make you feel embarrassed and alone with your troubles. But more women struggle with bladder leaks than you may think. Keep reading to learn about the different types of incontinence and how we can help.