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A crowded womb: 4D Ultrasound

The future of prenatal screening belongs to the 4D scan. It uses the same frequency of sound waves as a normal ultrasound, but the sound waves are directed from many more angles, producing a ‘real-time’ video of the foetus.

London-based obstetrician Professor Stuart Campbell, who is the pioneer of 4D scans in Britain, performed the scans for a National Geographic documentary.

He says: ‘It was fascinating to see the babies in more detail than ever before. I was amazed at the detail in the faces – smiles, blinking – and the interaction between multiple foetuses.’

See many more images and video clips here, or the timeline of fetal growth on the GE Healthcare page.

A new blogterview on the subject is coming soon…

Fantastic four: A silicone model of a quadruplet pregnancy (Courtesy of

Their own placenta and amniotic sac prevent them from touching each other. (Courtesy of


9 Comments Post a comment
  1. rahul #

    see the girl stuff ?

    July 24, 2007
  2. Anonymous #

    is this a real photo or computerized ???

    July 19, 2008
  3. kate. #

    this is cool. but then again its really a blessing!

    August 6, 2008
  4. Great! am an expecting mum, i feel proud seeing this…

    August 7, 2008
  5. kaylee c #

    omg that is sooooooooooo freakin awsome i would love to see what my kid looks like

    October 18, 2008
  6. wow wow so when are we expecting it .. this might be costly though

    November 1, 2008
  7. shakeel #

    hi iam 6 week pregnent and before one week i used tablet mensovit for come menses but stiil no menses now iwant to continue my pregnency is any problem for baby for using this tablets pleas ecan u send me answer buy this email thanks

    February 14, 2009

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