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Ultrasound Scan

Posted By Gyno-Blog

October 1, 2019

๐Ÿ”… In ultrasound scans, sound waves are used to create a close picture of your baby inside your womb.

๐Ÿ”…The picture will be displayed on a full screen.

๐Ÿ”…Most of the scans are performed by a trained healthcare professional who is called a sonographer.

๐Ÿ”…But please don’t worry !!!These scans are really painless and there are no risks for you and your baby.

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Types of ultrasound scans during pregnancy

Dating scan :- Performed to confirm your due date if you are not certain about your last menstrual date.

Nuchal translucency scan:- This gives an indication of chromosomal abnormalities of the baby, if any.

Anomaly scan:- A comprehensive ultrasound scan that focus at your babyโ€™s body and notices the position of the placenta, the umbilical cord, the amniotic fluid which is around your baby, your uterus and the cervix . This is usually done at 18-22 weeks.

Growth Scan:-
This is normally done between 32 – 34 weeks of pregnancy, to assess the growth of your small one.
This is also performed if your baby is in the breech position; is not moving well or often enough; if the umbilical cord is around the neck or if you are carrying twins/ triplets, etc.

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How ultrasound is done๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

โญ•ย  ย Most of the ultrasounds are done after 10 weeks of pregnancy and are performed abdominally.

โญ•ย  ย The sonographer will apply gel on your belly, and will rub with a device which is hand-held across your belly in order to obtain a correct picture of your little one.

โญ•ย  ย During your first trimester, when an abdominal ultrasound scan is to be performed, it is always good to drink a few glasses of water before the scan. This makes your bladder full and helps to push your uterus so that the baby can be seen distinctly in ultrasound images.

โญ•ย  ย Occasionally, the sonographer may advise a vaginal ultrasound.

โญ•ย  ย The probe used for this does not go far down. It fits inside the vagina with minimal discomfort.

So, If you are not confident when to have a scan or what type of scan you need to undergo, discuss it with your doctor. Make the right decisions at the right time!

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