How 3D 4D Ultrasound scans work

Most ultrasounds are routinely performed using conventional (2D) scanning. This is where the ultrasound beam scans through a thin slice of the woman’s body or the baby, and shows the image on a screen in 2 dimensions only. This type of ultrasound provides most of the clinically relevant information to the doctor. In recent years, 3D still images and 4D … Read More

Could Acupuncture Work Better Than Medications for Treating Colic in Babies

by Vimala McClure founder of the International Association of Infant Massage Imagine you have just been through a very traumatic experience, something that really disturbed you deeply. You feel yourself on the verge of tears and unable to relax or concentrate, and you go to your spouse or a friend for help. You begin to talk about what happened to … Read More

The importance of good Amniotic Fluid

We recommend that you drink 2-3 extra glasses of water/fluid every day for the week before your ultrasound scan. This will help keep you well HYDRATED. 3/4D ultrasound scans need a good amount of amniotic fluid around baby to get good imaging. Babies position Baby’s position is very important in obtaining good 3/4D imaging. We need to be able to … Read More

Best time for a 3D 4D Baby bonding scan

At 16-20 wks you are still able to see the baby’s complete body, baby is very tiny,  just skin on bone we wouldn’t recommend having a full 3D/4D this early . As the baby grows you become limited on the amount of the baby that you can see. At 21-24 weeks the baby is just starting to form their fat … Read More

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Rh negative or Rh positive?

Each person’s blood is one of four major types: A, B, AB, or O. Blood types are determined by the types of antigens on the blood cells. Antigens are proteins on the surface of blood cells that can cause a response from the immune system. The Rh factor is a type of protein on the surface of red blood cells. … Read More

4D Ultrasound Fact Sheet

For good clear imaging we need a pool of amniotic fluid around babies face. To get the very best 4D images it’s important that your baby is in a face upward position However the images of your baby’s face will be affected by anything that blocks or reduces the sound waves or causes a shadow, the umbilical cord, baby’s hands … Read More

50 Shades of Grey…Baby Boom….

If you’ve read it, you know what’s going to happen next… With the success of E L James best seller, the UK and most of the world are heading for a massive baby boom thanks to this amazing trilogy.. Husbands and partners that we haven’t so much as looked at in months turn into our very own personal Christian Grey… … Read More

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Sexing before 16 weeks in unreliable

This is why sexing before 16 weeks is unreliable. As you can see each baby has what looks like a penis. The “penis” of the boy points up and the “Clitoris” of the girl points down. The reason sexing is only 50% reliable is that it depends on the angle of babies bottom and the position baby is in, also … Read More