Extra ultrasound

During the pregnancy there are medical ultrasounds, like the term ultrasound, the 20-weeks ultrasound and/or the position ultrasound. Sometimes it can feel like a very long time before you get to see the baby again. That is why there are extra ultrasounds which enable you to see the baby in between the medical ultrasounds. On this page you will find more information about the extra ultrasounds we offer and what the costs are.

What is an extra ultrasound?

These extra ultrasounds during the pregnancy give you the chance to admire your baby calmly and extensively. There is no medical indication for an extra ultrasound and everyone  can get one at their own initiative.

When to make an extra ultrasound?

An extra ultrasound can be done during the entire pregnancy. We make a 2D ultrasound from 7 weeks of pregnancy onwards. Though, after 36 weeks the baby is already dilated a lot which makes it harder to see the face. For a 3D/4D ultrasound, the best time of pregnancy is between 25 and 32 weeks, because the child then has a fuller face.

Types of extra ultrasounds

There are three types of fun-ultrasounds you can choose from: the 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasounds.

  • 2D ultrasound

The 2D ultrasound is the most common type of ultrasound in black and white image. With this ultrasound we can take a good look at the baby in the belly, and we can see the baby’s structures like the heart, stomach filling, bladder filling, etc.

  • 3D and 4D ultrasounds

With a 3D or 4D ultrasounds you can really look in your belly to see what the baby is going to look like. The difference with the 2D ultrasound is that in a 3D ultrasound you don’t look through the baby, but around it, which shows the features of the baby like the face. You can’t see any structures of the baby like the heart. A 3D ultrasound is comparable with a real picture. The difference between a 3D and a 4D ultrasound is that with a 3D ultrasound you only see pictures, whereas with a 4D ultrasound you can see moving images.

For good images, the position of the baby is very important, but also the amount of amniotic fluid and the thickness of the abdominal wall of the mother is important. If it’s not possible to get good images because of the position of the baby, you are allowed to come back at no extra costs.  

Gender determining ultrasound

Are you curious to know the sex of your baby? You can already get a gender determining ultrasound at our practice from 15 weeks. Often, the sex of the baby is clearly visible at this time, but it can also occur that because of, for example the position of the baby, the sex is not visible. If this is the case, the ultrasound is repeated a week later at no extra costs.

Extra ultrasound Mierlo and Geldrop-Mierlo

We have our extra ultrasound machines in our practice in Mierlo. We welcome everyone from the region for an extra ultrasound!

Schedule your fun-ultrasound!

Do you want to get an extra ultrasound made? You can schedule an appointment here!

More information about the fun-ultrasound

Would you like to receive more information about the extra ultrasound? Contact us.