Posted on June 28th, 2017 by
fetal feet, ultrasound photos, ultrasound images, 3rd Trimester

3rd Trimester Feet!


Okay, so what do all you moms-to-be out there do before Baby gets here? Show off your great ultrasound photos, right?!

Well, I’d love to see them, too. Email me those shots near and dear to your heart to, and show off your little punkin’ to the world at the same time. Baby’s face, profile, 2D, 3D, hands, feet, or even your 4D video clips would all be perfect to post. And if you also have great shots of male or female fetal sex, send those, too!

I’ve personally taken some really great pics over the yawning, sticking out the tongue, puckering those lips..even flipping the bird! Who doesn’t love a cute set of baby toes? How about a ton of hair? If you got it, flaunt it! We moms like to brag on our cute kids, so it may as well start before they even get here.

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Can’t wait to see them!

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Posted on December 11th, 2015 by

Often times my patients express some disappointment with prior ultrasounds because “baby wasn’t looking at the camera”. This isn’t something “baby does”. We have to intentionally obtain the front view of the face in order see it that way. But why? This is NOT your baby’s best side! I always tell them that seeing the face from the front mostly yields a skeletal appearance..eye sockets and triangular nasal bones..very jack-o-lanternesque. It’s a face only a mother could love!

The shot of the face I always strive for is the profile or side view. In this plane we can see the soft features of the face like the nose and lips that look more like a baby.

Since amniotic fluid is ultrasound’s best friend (and mine), we need a nice pocket of fluid in front of baby’s face to see it well. If baby is facing your back or has it smushed into the placenta, fahgetabouttit!! It will be a “no paparazzi” day for you which means you’ll likely get some precious images of hands and feet only to take home {“Oh, just look at that cute big toe!”}. Let me just say I love some baby image AND to chew! But patients feel a bit let-down when the little diva doesn’t cooperate.

So, if you’ve ever been shown a profile on ultrasound and thought you had no idea what you were seeing, check out the images below for a detailed annotation of two great ones! Both of these babies were just over 20wks.


fetal profile at 20wks

fetal profile at 20wks

In the image above, a little more fluid (the black stuff) in front of the face would have been helpful, as you can see the tip of the nose and forehead just barely touch the uterine wall and placenta in front of it. However, it’s still a great shot!


fetal profile at 20wks

fetal profile at 20wks

How about this one?! PERFECT! This is an absolutely beautiful textbook image of a fetal profile. Can you appreciate how there is more fluid in front of this baby’s face?


If only ALL the babies I scanned looked like this.. SIGH. Such is life. All issues are relative. I suppose if every fetus was as cooperative as the one above, I’d never get any real work done! Mama would sure be happy, though, with a string of pics a mile long;)


Ho, ho, ho!! That day is drawing closer and closer so keep a look out for the first installation of holiday baby reveal ideas in my 12 Days of Baby’s First Christmas posts! We’ll start the count-down on December 12 where I’ll share some creative ways my patients have shared new baby news with their families. Maybe you’ll fall in love with one that’s perfect for you!

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