My In My Womb 3d/4d Ultrasound Experience
Last Saturday, we had our 6th checkup with our OB-Gynecologist. So far, everything's ok. I passed my Glucose Challenge test, but I still need to cut on my sugar intake. We were also able to hear our little one's heartbeat. Next week I will be having my Tetanus Toxoid shot -- scary!!
After the checkup, we proceeded to Makati for our scheduled 3d4d ultrasound at In My Womb. I have heard lots of great reviews about this ultrasound center so we have decided to have our ultrasound there. Their center is located at 2f, The Link Bldg, Ayala Makati. The building is beside Landmark. Before proceeding, we had our lunch first at Ineng's Special BBQ -- great food, terrible customer service!
After eating, we then proceded to the 2nd level. We were greeted by a courteous nurse and I told her that I was scheduled for an ultrasound with Dra. Ramos. I would actually like to have the procedure done by the owner, Dra. Shiela Illescas, since i have heard lots of good feedback from other patients. But when I called in to have my appointment scheduled, I was informed that there were already 25 patients in line. So I had to settle for Dra. Shelma Jane Ramos. I was hoping and praying that she is a nice Dr...
We waited for about 30minutes because there was another patient in line ahead of us. Good thing I made an appointment with them in advance because I didn't want to wait too long. We settled our bill first and waited for our turn. I was already giddy at this point. I was just so excited to see our baby.
Then our turn came...we were called in by a young (and pretty!) doctor. Dra. Ramos was so nice and patient. She just asked me a few questions and then she proceeded with the scan. I was hoping and praying that our baby is in a good mood that day and wishing that she will show her face to us. And so she did! She was sleeping during the first part of the procedure and we freely saw her face. She was so cute! We saw her smile, yawn and even eat! Dra. Ramos said that the baby is so matakaw. Everything was going quite well -- and then she woke up...she started hiding her face with her arms. We spent a few minutes prodding her to remove her hands on her face. And when she didn't, Dra Ramos decided to do the measurements first and to confirm that we are having a baby GIRL! Everything is normal. And I hope it stays this way until the end of my term. After measuring everything, we went back to convincing our baby to show her face. Dra. Ramos asked me to cough, laugh, change positions, and Daddy Jake was even asking the baby to please show her face. And after a few minutes she did show her face! Dra. Ramos was able to take some good facial shots. And then, she hid her face again...And then. feeling that she won't show it again after a few minutes, Dra. Ramos ended the scan. For me it was bitin! I was thinking, "hey, we've been here for only a few minutes!" But Jake told me that we've been doing the procedure for about 45 minutes already! I just can't get enough of my baby!
The experience was exhilarating. It was so overhwhelming to see our little one moving inside me. The experience was worth the price. And even though some are discouraging us to have a 3d4d scan, given another chance, I would do it over and over again. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your baby for the 1st time.
And now, we're just so excited to see her in flesh! can't wait for October!!!
For more information on 3d4d ultrasound, visit www.inmywomb.com
Photos and Video to follow...