Ultrasound

Ultrasound has been safely used for over 20 years to picture what’s going on inside theuterus. It’s non-invasive and uses high-frequency sound waves beyond your range of hearing. A small plastic transducer directs the sound waves to your uterus, where they bounce off bones and tissue and are able to be converted into a black and white image on a screen.

Ultrasound tests are commonly used to confirm or date pregnancies, detect malformations, determine the location of the placenta, detect multiple fetuses, and evaluate fetal growth and health. Sometimes it’s possible to know the baby’s gender as a result of the ultrasound. There are no known risks to you or your baby as a result of having an ultrasound exam.

 

Example Ultrasound Images

17
Weeks


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17
Weeks


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17
Weeks


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