Seeing your unborn for the first time with 4D Ultrasound can be overwhelming. It’s a mix of feelings – excitement, fun, nervousness, and so on. But to make the most out of the moment, there are some instructions you need to follow thoroughly. They will help you get the perfect pictures possible.

Drink Water

It’s not a prerequisite to have a full bladder for an ultrasound. However, we recommend emptying your bladder at least 90 minutes before the exam and drinking 8-ounce fluids before an hour of the exam. You can use water, coffee, milk, or something that’s not harmful to the baby.

A full bladder will help your doctor have a better ultrasound of the baby. Refrain yourself from urinating before the test is done.

Have a Snack

There’s no restriction on having food. You’re allowed to have your regular meals. It’s for the best as that food will wake the unborn and get it moving. That small meal or snack can get the baby closer to the perfect position and result in a fantastic fetal ultrasound.


Make sure you have a full bladder. There’s no need to fast or be sedated for OB / Pelvic ultrasound.


NPO - meaning you’re not allowed to drink or eat anything orally. Especially for an abdomen ultrasound, you need to make sure you don’t drink or eat anything before 8 hours of the exam. But you can take medications.


It’s best if you can visit us in a two-piece outfit. This is to ensure that you don’t have to go through the hassle of removing your clothing for us to access the abdomen. It just makes it a lot easier to get the exam done.