3D and 4D ultrasounds

Obstetrician & Gynecologist Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the benefits of 3D and 4D ultrasounds and how they allow for the viewing of your baby in real time
3D and 4D Ultrasounds
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3D and 4D ultrasounds

The technology of ultrasounds have changed the patient's ability to view and get a glimpse of their baby before the actual birth of the child. Ultrasounds are sound waves that reflect off the baby and create an image on the screen. The traditional ultrasound is the 2d ultrasound. It's a simple black or white image that's seen on the doctor's screen and it reflects on the surface of the baby the sound waves. A 3d ultrasound are again using sound waves. However, these sound waves reflect off the baby at different parts of the baby's body. This creates an image where you get intricate details of the surface of the baby's face and his or her body so you can actually visualize the features of your baby. A 4d ultrasound is very similar to the 3d ultrasound, except you are now seeing your baby in real time. You can watch your baby move and see the detailed surface features of the baby just as 3d, but in a video format. Ultrasounds are perfectly safe to use during pregnancy. They have been utilized since 1965. There's no radiation or long-term consequences to the baby. These are simply sound waves and they're not at all harmful for your pregnancy.

Obstetrician & Gynecologist Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the benefits of 3D and 4D ultrasounds and how they allow for the viewing of your baby in real time


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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.


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