There are many factors that are important to get better results in gender reveal, 3D ultrasound as well as 4D ultrasound. One of the most important ones is the mother’s factors. If we are familiar with them ahead of time we will be more pleased with our results.

A factor that is important is the co-operation of the mother during the course of the ultrasound. Laughing, talking and moving too much when the ultrasound is being performed can move the belly. This can cause artifacts and reduce the clarity of images. The accuracy of the gender reveal ultrasound will be reduced and the clarity of images in 3D ultrasound will be less. The smoothness of the videos in 4D ultrasound also will diminish.  It doesn’t mean that if the pregnant woman is in pain or has any other issue during the course of an ultrasound should not mention it; On the contrary she should bring up any health problem during an ultrasound eg. any pain, shortness of breath or any kind of discomfort and the sonographer should also pay attention to any symptom of hers. She should put the pregnant woman in comfortable, mostly in the left lateral position. However, it is better to avoid any unnecessary talking, laughing or moving if we want to have better photos and videos as well as an accurate gender reveal.


Getting Ready for gender reveal and 3D 4D Ultrasound

As the baby is usually more than 13 weeks, a full bladder is not needed and it would be much better if the mother uses the washroom before the ultrasound session as she feels more comfortable and can cooperate more. In some occasions, if the head is too low in the pelvis in higher ages of pregnancy, a full bladder may help to raise the fetal head. We also advise our clients to eat something sweet one hour before their appointments to give the baby enough energy to move. When the baby moves we can do the gender reveal more accurately and the possibility of seeing the baby in different positions will be more. If the mother is diabetic and should avoid sweet things, she shouldn’t be hungry and can take a safe snack one hour before her appointment.


– Dr. Sami