The Importance of Ultrasound During Pregnancy

Not only are ultrasounds a fun way to see the fetus during pregnancy, they are also very important to the health of mom and baby. Our 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasounds are available to scan each expecting mother at every appointment. This gives us a better look at changes in our patient’s health and the development of the growing fetus. Our goal is a healthy outcome, and ultrasound helps us achieve that.

Ultrasounds can offer the following information:

– Gestational age and due date

– Growth and position of fetus

– Location of placenta

– Anatomy of fetus

– Show defects or problems

– Heart rate, movement, and breathing

– Levels of amniotic fluid

– Number of fetuses

What are the risks?

There is no reliable evidence that ultrasound is harmful to a fetus. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states, “No links have been found between ultrasound and birth defects, childhood cancer, or developmental problems later in life.” The benefits of ultrasound during pregnancy greatly outweigh any risks involved.

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