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Bonding During the Third Trimester Ultrasound
The third trimester brings a variety of changes for you and your baby. Your third-trimester ultrasound is more than just a diagnostic procedure and it is a chance to get to know your little one even better before they arrive. During this appointment, you'll be able to see and appreciate all the amazing things going on inside your body as your baby develops and grows.
Ultrasounds during this time have several objectives and are generally done anywhere from the 28th week to the 40th week. These ultrasounds offer you a chance to bond with your baby in a special way by seeing their already-clear facial features and movements in the womb.
During the ultrasound, note how active your baby is! Surprisingly, they become more active as they age, so this is a great time to form an emotional connection. The technician will also measure the baby's growth and look for placental health issues.
Here are some of the things you might want to prepare yourself for when getting an ultrasound during this trimester:
A longer scan than usual - usually, it takes 15 to 20 minutes
An interactive experience with your baby - they may touch your belly or move around during the scan
Seeing things like facial features, hand movements, and eyes opening or closing
Although the ultrasound is a wonderful experience and a way to check in with your baby, it can also be nerve-wracking. As you wait with anticipation to see the image of your baby, you may be worrying about the health and well-being of your little one. If you're feeling anxious, talk to your doctor for more information and reassurance.
Remember, the baby continues to mature and grow, so use this opportunity to bond with your baby like never before. It's easy to forget the special bond you're both making, so don't forget to take a step back and enjoy these memories while they last.
During the ultrasound, talk to your baby and remind them of your love. As your pregnancy progresses, pause and express your love and appreciation for the miracle that's growing inside you. It's not just a moment; it's a moment that lasts a lifetime!