Hydration and Pregnancy! So Important

Water is So Important During Pregnancy and Here is Why.

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This topic is not emphasized enough. As a sonographer who deals specifically with pregnant clients, I can tell you we could all be doing better to make this information common knowledge. The state of tissue hydration is very evident by ultrasound. Dehydrated tissue creates blurry images like the one shown in the example.

Staying Hydrated during pregnancy can work wonders on some of those everyday pregnancy annoyances such as morning sickness, cramping and swelling. Although it might sound crazy, the more water you drink the less you will retain. Adequate hydration will help to fight off urinary tract infections keeping your system flushed and bacteria at bay. Hydrated maternal tissues, skin and muscle, will perform better through pregnancy as well as during labor and delivery allowing more elasticity and a quicker recovery time.

When it comes to ultrasound hydrated tissues, good amniotic fluid and a baby in a good position who is willing to cooperate is a winning combination. Good Hydration and Amniotic Fluid Volume (the amount of fluid in the sac with your baby) go hand in hand and is essential for the growth and development of baby. There are plenty of benefits to water drinking and pregnancy, we have only scratched the surface. But wait, before you start chugging water find out exactly how much you should be drinking. There is such a thing as to much. There are several reliable sources of information available to help mommy determine how much water you should be drinking during your pregnancy and what adjustments might need to be made for you specific needs. As always if you are unsure, your Pregnancy Care Provider is a great place to start.

"We absolutely loved our experience at Love View. At first our baby would not co-operate with pictures but Samantha was sweet and understanding. She was able to get our baby to roll over and let us see her entire face. I will definitely be back for another Ultrasound."

-Rachel B.
Tomball, TX

"I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to get a 3D-4D ultrasound! They were very nice and the viewing screen in the room was huge. I had six family members with me and they made sure we were all comfortable and had great viewing of our little boy."

Magnolia, TX

Have Any Questions?

We’d love to talk about how Love View can help you meet your newest family member.

What is the difference between 2D, 3D, 4D and HD Live ultrasound?
Does an ultrasound at Love View take the place of an ultrasound at a doctor’s office?
No, absolutely not. A 3D/4D Ultrasound at Love View will not take the place of a diagnostic study done by your doctor’s office.  Our ultrasounds are for bonding and viewing your precious baby. To have an ultrasound with us you must be receiving care from a licensed medical professional and have already had a diagnostic ultrasound.
When is the best time to have my 3D/4D ultrasound?
We are happy to image your little one at any time after 10 weeks. The best time for a 3D/4D Ultrasound is 24-34 weeks. However, it is possible to get adorable images of baby before and after the recommended time frame. Earlier imaging can provide you a glimpse of your baby’s amazing development. Later imaging done once baby has started to gain weight will provide more detailed facial images and cute little hands and feet.
Will I get perfect images of my baby at every session? ​
It is our mission at Love View to provide you with a session that is both memorable and filled with great images of baby. We will make every effort to get beautiful images. However, there are a few things that are beyond our control. Baby’s overall position, the amount of amniotic fluid, the position of baby’s arms and legs, and Mommy’s body tissue. These things can have an effect on the clarity and content of the images. Please rest assured we will do everything we can get the best images possible. If we are unable to see baby’s face at a 3D/4D session or if we are unable to determine gender during a Little Man or Little Miss session we will happily schedule you for a re-look.
Will my family and friends be able to come?
We are able to comfortably accommodate up to 6 people other than Mommy. We also provide a complimentary live streaming service for loved ones who are unable to attend.
What can I do to give the best chance of good images?
Stay Hydrated! You can make sure you are drinking plenty of water for several days before your session. It is also helpful if you have a light snack right before your session for example fruit or fruit juice