The Benefit of Having a 3D/4D Elective Ultrasound at Love View Ultrasound Studio

When expecting a baby, the joy of seeing your little one before birth is indescribable.

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When expecting a baby, the joy of seeing your little one before birth is indescribable. We offer this service to provide a unique prenatal bonding experience for expectant mothers and their families. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of having an elective keepsake session at Love View Ultrasound.

What is a 3D/4D Ultrasound and What is the Difference Between 2D, 3D and 4D?

2D Ultrasound is imaging technology that produces a black and white image using sound waves to create a picture. The sound waves can be manipulated to see at specific depths, and it allows us to see structures inside the body without the used of radiation. 3D is a still image produced by stacking hundreds of 2D images to make an accurate image of internal structures on in this case a precious baby. 4D is the ability for the machine to create this image in real time allowing motion to be captured. This is when we get to see you baby in action. Nothing will melt your heart like seeing you baby smile, hiccup, yawn, suck on its thumb or toe, and any other shenanigans baby might get up to during the session. Ultrasound imaging across years of research has not been shown or proven to cause tissue damage to mother or baby and when used correctly by qualified individuals is considered safe.

What are the Benefits of an Elective Ultrasound?

Emotional Benefits

Pregnancy can be a stressful and emotional time for a Mom for many reason. Sometimes a mom just needs some reassurance that everything is going okay. There is no sweeter sound than your little ones hear beat. An elective scan can provide anxious moms with piece of mind. It’s a great way to help dad feel connected and involved with the pregnancy as well. It can be a long time from the conception of a baby until the time mom and even dad will get to feel those kicks. Elective ultrasound is a great way to get that bonding process going early, Seeing  baby's movements, facial expressions, and reactions to outside stimulus is an  experience that is impossible to forget and on you will cherish for a lifetime.

What to Expect at a Love View Session.

During the ultrasound mom will relax on our comfortable bed and warm gel will be applied to the baby bump to help guide the sound waves to baby. Our Sonographer will then make magic happen with a transducer that produces the sound waves and then listens for their echo to make the images. The session times vary depending on how far along moms are and what package has been selected. Images are printed and emailed to the family, the number of images will depend on the session type. A recording of the session is also available for purchase which comes in an MP4 format and will be provided on a custom USB along with all the images from the session.

Why Choose Love View Ultrasound?

Love View Ultrasound is a premier provider of elective 2D/3D/4D ultrasound services. We are a family-owned small business for families. We take great pride in the service we provide and how we treat our clients. Our Sonographer is an ARDMS board certified technologist with over 15 years of experience in ultrasound. We take special care to make sure mom and her guests are comfortable and enjoy the session. Our services are designed to provide parents with a memorable and exciting glimpse into baby's world, allowing them to see their baby's face and movements in stunning detail.

It is important to know that all ultrasound machines are not created equally. At Love View our ultrasound machine is top of line, especially when it comes to 3D/4D imaging.

Affordable Packages and Flexible Scheduling

We believe that every family should have the opportunity to experience the joy of seeing their baby in the womb. At Love View we offer affordable packages that are tailored to fit your budget. We understand that scheduling can be a challenge for expectant parents and we offer appointments seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. Sessions are by appointment only so if would like to book Friday, Saturday, or Sunday it is always best to book a few weeks in advance.


Q: How many guest can come to my session?

A: Love View can comfortably accommodate six addition guest (7 including Mom)

Q: When is the best time to have a 3D/4D ultrasound?

A: This is a tricky question. Pregnancy can be difficult to see on the tummy (transabdominal) prior to 6 weeks. Internally (transvaginal) we can visualize a fetus with a heartbeat at 5 weeks 4 days. We do not offer internal scans at Love View so to avoid causing any undue stress to our mommas we recommend Love at First Sight Session be done at any time after 7 weeks. And for the cutest early view we recommend 10 weeks. Gender scans can be done at 15 weeks however, we recommend 16 weeks so that baby’s anatomy is better defined. The longer 3D/4D session should be done some time after 24 weeks and can be done all the way up until delivery. For the best chance at clear images come from 27-32 weeks, this is the perfect combination of chubby cheeks and space to allow for the best viewing.

Q: Oh No, I just found out about 3D/4D and I’m past 32 weeks am I to far along?

A: We have a never say never motto at Love View, although it starts to get very cramped in the uterus around 32 weeks it is not impossible to get great images if there is good amniotic fluid and baby is in a good position.

Q: What can I do to help get good images?

A: Water, Water, Water. We cannot emphasize how important maternal hydration is to clear images. It also helps ensure that baby is making plenty of amniotic fluid which is what provides the “room” in the uterus for good face viewing. Please check with your doctor to see what your daily recommended water intake should be while pregnant.

Q: Will my insurance or Health Spending Account pay for my elective ultrasound?

A: No, 3D/4D Ultrasounds are no intended to be medical at all. They should never take the place of any medical care during your pregnancy. HSA and FSA accounts do not cover these scans for the same reason. Be wary of any elective service that is willing to accept your insurance. It could cause you out of pocket expenses for your medical scans later in your pregnancy.

"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?
2D Image of a baby in the womb
HD or 4D image of baby in the womb
HD or 4D image of baby in the womb
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