- Ultrasounds are performed in our office with our sonographer Rachel
- please drink 8oz. of liquids 30min prior to your ultrasound
- please do not urinate until after your procedure
*If you are pregnant and over 30 weeks there is no need to have a full bladder*
- approximately 8 weeks (1st trimester)
- this scan determines gestational age and viability
- 20 weeks (2nd trimester)
- baby's size will be measured
- fetal heart rate monitored
- the four chambers of the heart will be viewed
- kidneys, bladder, stomach, spine and other anatomy will all be viewed and evaluated
- location of the placenta will be determined
- depending on the cooperation of your baby we may be able to determine the sex.
*Please be sure to tell the sonographer if you "DO NOT" want to know the sex of your baby!*
The following ultrasounds require a physicians orders and will be on a case by case situation:
- 3rd trimester (28 weeks to birth) to measure the size of the baby
- Amniotic Fluid Index, it is the measurement of amniotic fluid seen on ultrasound
- Biophysical profile is an evaluation of fetal well-being
- Transabdominal: The first part of the plevic ultrasound. A probe is used abdominally to visualize the uterus and ovaries.
- Transvaginal: The second part of the pelvic ultrasound. A probe will be placed in the vagina to better visualize the uterus and ovaries.