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    3D/4D scans....

    Hi All,

    Please can you tell me about a place where I can get 3D/4D ultrasound.
    I am currently 10 weeks pregnant and a bit too impatient to know the gender of my baby.
    When do you think the 3D/4D scans will be able to tell the gender (the earliest possible time).

    Thanks,
    Bilal

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    It's not necessary to have a 3D scan to determin the gender of your baby. My wife was just 12 weeks along when our doctor revealed the gender to us. The doctor just used a typical ultrasound scan to tell.

    To be honest, those 3D scans are more of a gimmick. They just let you see your baby's features clearer than an ultrasound. I appreciate them but I wouldn't go out of my way to request and pay for them. That being said, my wife and I were ecstatic on seeing our baby's face for the first time.

    I never understood why they call it a 4D scan when it's obviously 3D. What's the 4th dimension? Silly marketing terms...

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    I thought having a 3D/4D scan would help get a greater certainity for the gender.
    if anyone else has any experience, please share. thanks!

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    Dr Lam Yung Hang is very good with scans....his information can be found below.

    http://www.hkpdc.net/hkpdcnet/contact_us.html

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    There is a difference between 3D and 4D actually, and the 4th dimension is time. A 3D scan will just capture a snapshot of the baby's face etc in 3D, but a 4D will allow you to watch the baby moving in 3D. I've had both 3D and 4D ultrasounds. The best quality 4D scans that I had were with Dr Lam (http://www.geobaby.com/directory/hea...-lam-yung-hang) and with Dr Cora Ngai who shares a clinic with Dr Joe Chan (http://www.geobaby.com/directory/hea...ts/dr-joe-chan)

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    thanks a lot everyone.

    one more thing, do you think I shall have one (4D scans) around 13 weeks to determine the gender. will it be a bit too early? please let me know.

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    My doctor told me I am getting a baby girl in my 15 week scan (normal scan, not 3D/4D), while back in my 12 week 4D scan he said it was too early (too small) to tell the gender.

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    Dr Lam was able to tell me the gender from 2D at 13 weeks. I think if you can see at that early, you can see regardless of it being 2D or 3/4D.

    In my 2nd pregnancy, I found out the gender at 17 weeks instead. At 13 weeks it wasn't as clear or the baby was in the wrong position - can't remember which...

    I wouldn't choose a 3D just to tell the gender, although it is fun to see the baby's face!!

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