Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

4D scans, who has had and would you have?

(8 Posts)
danio7 Fri 03-Jun-11 20:35:14

Hi mummas!

my DH is away a lot and so as a surprise I have booked a 4D scan as he is coming home after a month and a half away in 2 weeks time!

I am scared that it isnt going to be worth the money, as it is our first I thought I would go with it and learn from our mistakes!
who has had a 4D scan already?

WinterLover Fri 03-Jun-11 20:39:33

Have a look at my profile on here, ive put up a few pictures. For us it was definately worth its money, DP and I have a lovely afternoon, DSD(5) loved seeing her little brother/sister on the big screen.

My parents and grandparents are made up with the DVD and CD full of pictures as none of them had technology like that when they had children.

I had mine at 28 weeks and now trying to convince DP to have another one at about 32/33 weeks but I think thats a no goer hmm

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 03-Jun-11 20:49:29

I had one. I didn't think I would have but I had severe hyperemesis and kind of wanted the reassurance. We didn't share the pictures / video with anyone. It's very strange to compare pictures of DD as a baby and see the same face looking out of the scan picture!

AlpinePony Sat 04-Jun-11 07:01:00

I ended up having quite a few. One was done when I went for a growth scan, the woman doing it was one of the country's leading experts & lecturers so her equipment was spot on. She gave us a quick "look see" and said it was the best picture she'd ever seen, so printed it out - it looks to this day (he's 11 months) like just a "sepia" photo of my boy.

We had 3 others done which I paid for (he was always sleeping so she kept calling us back (for free)) and her equipment was nowhere near as good and tbh could be "anyone's" baby. confused

I will definitely get one done again, but only on the very best of the best equipment.

featherblue Sat 04-Jun-11 11:00:23

I had one and I'm afraid I think it was a huge waste of money. I loved seeing her, of course, but I was apparently too far along to get a very good look. I was 30 weeks exactly, and the place I went (Babybond) allows you to book until 31 weeks and has no guidance saying the earlier the better. But the person scanning me said I should've come between 26 and 28 weeks to get a better view. Of course, they told me this after I had spent £180!

I have an anterior placenta, which also apparently makes it more difficult to get a good view. If they had given any guidance before booking I would've come in earlier. So unfortunately I would recommend to go early or not at all.

They did bring me back a few days later for free to try to see her again, but no luck. She was just always squished up against the side of my uterus because there wasn't much room, so the pictures aren't great.

OrangeGloss Sat 04-Jun-11 11:27:15

I'm 27 weeks tomorrow and just had one, and it was well worth the money, it really looked like a little person. Kinda made it seem more real, but also worrying hoping everything goes ok and I get to meet this cute little person I've seen on screen. We had the babybond 4d growth scan which is cheaper than the full scan, as it was the only appointment available, but felt we'd seen enough smile

danio7 Sat 04-Jun-11 20:48:31

how exciting, I will be 30 weeks when we get ours done so I am slightly worried that the quality will not be as good.. hopefully it will be worth it, if it's not worth it then we know not to bother next time, although from your comments I am sure I will be booking another!!

Boogiemumma Sun 05-Jun-11 13:51:32

I had one at 29 weeks and it was well worth it, we saw DD yawning wriggling, smiling which was amazing. The place we went to had said that if they could not get a good view we could come back but that if ultimately we ended up not being able to see then we wouldn't pay. Luckily we got some amazing pics and it has helped me feel close to her while in my tum.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: