If you are investing in a 3D or 4D scan then the earliest time to get the best images is at around 24 weeks and up to 34 weeks
Seeing Your Baby for the First Time in 3D Sonograms
The reason that 24 to 32 weeks is the best time for getting a 3D sonogram is that by 33 weeks, your baby has descended into your pelvis, making the ability to receive clear images more difficult.
27 to 40 weeks is the best time to get the up-close detailed pictures of the baby's face in 3D/4D .
While you can get an ultrasound at various points in your pregnancy, the best time to get the most ideal 3D images of your baby is typically between 26 and 32 weeks .
Routine Pregnancy Ultrasounds
During the second trimester, between 20 and 23 weeks, you will have an anatomy scan . This ultrasound usually lasts much longer — about an hour — and will measure and assess all of the growing baby's anatomy.
If you decide to have one, the best time to have a 3D or 4D scan is when you're between 27 weeks and 32 weeks pregnant . Before 27 weeks your baby has very little fat under her skin, so the bones of her face will show through.
3D & 5D ultrasound images and 4D ultrasound video can be obtained at any stage. However, we do recommend a gestational age of 26-34 weeks for the best facial detail.
Here at First Encounters Ultrasound, we offer 4D scans from 24 weeks to 32 weeks; however, we recommend 25-29 weeks as the optimum time for a 4D scan , as this allows us to accommodate babies who are developing at a slower or faster rate than average.
To fully enjoy the benefits of a 3D sonogram, obstetricians at Advanced OB GYN recommend patients receive their first 3D sonogram when they are between 24 and 32 weeks pregnant .
If you are investing in a 3D or 4D scan then the earliest time to get the best images is at around 24 weeks and up to 34 weeks.