Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are not yet pregnant click here to check out one of our other pregnancy communities.
    Includes Expert Content
    3/4D Ultra Sound
    abh114 posted:
    I am 12 weeks pregnant and i heard about this place called ultrasona. They do 3/4D u/s starting at 14 weeks to predict the gender of the baby. If they are wrong they give you your money back! I sched an appt there on sept 1st. so i will be 14w and 3d, a friend told me it was stupid to go because it would scare me by the way the baby look bc its not fully developed. it would be neat to see what the baby will look like when all the features are there but I more less just wanted to know what im having so I could start buying things. Has anyone else done this??? If so was it accurate or scarey to you? Advice please:)
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi abh114 -

    I am also interested to hear if anyone else has had this done.

    Here is some information on ultrasounds which cautions having a 3-D or 4-D because untrained personnel may provide inaccurate or harmful information. So prepare yourself if you decide to have it done and talk with your doctor.

    What You Need to About the Prenatal Ultrasound
    4-D Ultrasound - Video

    And this just for fun - Fetal Development Month by Month

    Let us know what you decide!

    Who's next?

    ~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
    abh114 replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
    well I go in about a week so I will keep you posted on what my experience will be. So does that mean their not certified to perform u/s?
    Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
    From the medical side of things. the Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine does not recommend and actually does not condone doing ultrasound for entertainment purposes.

    Although we believe there are no harmful affects of ultrasound to our knowledge, this kind of use of the technology is not warranted.

    Ultrasound for gender at this gestational age can be wrong first. It is more likely to be more accurate about a month later when many physicians are ordering an evaluation from a trained individual who is looking for abnormalities.

    These places are not regulated and you don't know the quality of the information provided.

    It's your money.
    rosesweet1 responded:
    I also wanted to know what will be the gender of my baby, but the other important question was to know how it will look like.
    I have made a research and i found several web sites and two iphone application which draws baby face based on traits of mom, dad and their parents. My baby was born tree months ago and i was really surprised how good draws it made.
    essas replied to rosesweet1's response:
    Hi Rosesweet1,
    Is this app is because this app is amazing

    Helpful Tips

    Easing Early Pregnancy NauseaExpert
    For many women, eating a small snack every hour or two will keep nausea to a minimum. Almost any food will do, but nuts are a great choice, ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    41 of 56 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.