travis and i are considering getting an elective 3D/4D ultrasound sometime between 26 and 34 weeks. for those of you who have had them, do you think it is worth it? here is my pro and con list.
-21 weeks would be a long time to go without seeing our baby. this would allow us to check in and see that everything looks good and that the gender they will tell us on friday is indeed correct.
-getting to see what the baby looks like!
–the facility we are considering gives you a DVD of the ultrasound plus additional pictures.
-the price ($129 with a discount) seems pretty reasonable compared to what i’ve heard others have paid.
-PEACE OF MIND.
-do we really need to spend the extra money?
-it’s a hike (a little over an hour drive).
-there is a possibility that the baby could be squished or face down and we wouldn’t be able to see him/her well.
i would be happy to hear the opinions of those who have experienced a 3D/4D before (or even those who haven’t!). i know we have a while to go (at least 8 weeks) before this is even an option, but i like to plan ahead. right now, we’re leaning toward doing it. if we elect not to do it, next friday will be the last time we will see little S or E before the birth. that seems like such a long time to me! so…
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