What can I do to ensure the best pictures of my baby?
The most important thing you can do to ensure good pictures is to drink plenty of water (minimum of one gallon per day) in the days and weeks leading up to your scan! The more hydrated you are, the clearer the pictures will be! By drinking plenty of water you can increase the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. Unlike standard 2D ultrasound (black and white) 4D/HDLive ultrasound requires a significant amount of Amniotic Fluid in order to see the baby with great clarity. Without an ample amount of fluid you WILL NOT get good pictures of your baby. We understand this seems like a lot of water and a bit impossible, but it is the best thing you can do, and a sacrifice most moms are willing to make in order to obtain beautiful images. Other things that will effect the clarity of your images is the baby’s position, position of the placenta, and size of the mommy.
You can also try to pay attention to what wakes your baby up, and do that on the day of your Pink-A-Blue; for some moms this means eating a meal, for others it means having some fruit juice! Do whatever works for you and your baby so we can see him/her awake and in the mood to play! When babies sleep, they sometimes tend to roll over and face moms back, or bottom, and we cannot see their cute little faces. As long as we can see the baby’s face, the baby can continue sleeping.
We have observed at times even when parents are seeing beautiful pictures of the babies face, they are still hoping for more, such as seeing the baby awake and moving. Pink-A-Blue encourages you to try not to have this attitude because you may regret not enjoying this special time with you and your baby. We urge you to enjoy the fun and some of the funny positions your baby prefers rather than holding out for the perfect glamour shot. Remember most unborn babies sleep between 20 and 22 hours a day, so it is unlikely that your baby will be awake during your Pink-A-Blue. Even though he/she is sleeping, the baby may still yawn, stretch, suck its thumb or toe, and even stick its tongue out!