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Dr. Kenneth Ross
Dr. Kenneth Ross
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What can I see with pregnancy ultrasound ?

Published January 29, 2015

pregnancy ultrasoundYou may know that pregnancy ultrasound is done for many purposes. The majority of the young mothers do not have a proper information about pregnancy ultrasound. They know that through pregnancy ultrasound you can see only the gender of the baby and the development of the baby, but these are not the only reasons why pregnancy ultrasound is recommended. We will share with you many other reasons why you should do a pregnancy ultrasound. Have a look:

  • You can diagnose a viable pregnancy.
  • You can control for specific problems that the baby may have, problems like spina bifida.
  • You can see how many babies are present in the mother’s uterus.
  • You can know the gestational age of the baby.
  • You can control the baby’s development.
  • You can see if the placenta is positioned.
  • You can see baby’s gender..
  • You can assess the cause of some pregnancy complications such as bleeding, baby’s movements etc.
  • You can control if we have an ectopic pregnancy.
  • You can control for ovarian cysts.

For those pregnant women who are suspicious and who don’t agree with doing a pregnancy ultrasound we can say that this is a quiet procedure which last no more than five minutes. It is painless and in the end of it you will have a lot of information for your baby. The images that you will see during the pregnancy ultrasound in the monitor happen in real time. So even if your baby is moving in that time you may see it. You will see the shape of your baby, the heart all the other organs and also the genitals where you will know if it’s a girl or a boy. You may also take a photograph of these images at home. Another important thing pregnancy ultrasound it’s not unhealthy for the mother or for the baby. So you have nothing to lose doing it!

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