• United States
9 Jan 09
A regular ultrasound will do, but the 3d ones are cool. Expensive, though. We wanted to get one with our second son but it was several hundred dollars and my insurance wouldn't cover it since the regular 2d works for keeping tabs on the baby. Not a lot of doctors have these machines, either, since they know insurance (usually) won't cover them and they wouldn't really do enough to make the cost of the equiptment worth while. If you can afford it, it would be cool, but you don't have to get one. The 2d ones work just fine.
13 Jan 09
Hello pauie0104, our doctor made the 3d/4d ultrasound sometimes from week 20 on. There we could see the face and the body of our little boy. I think it's a good choice to do it after week 30 because then you can see if there are deformations (like the Ears on the right place or the cleft plate, how many fingers, toes and so on). Only at the last check-up (week 33) our little boy was too shy and hold both hands in front of his face, so we couldn't see if everything is ok. Enjoy the time and good luck for you and your baby!