HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR ELECTIVE ULTRASOUND
Many women get a trans vaginal ultrasound in their first trimester. At this stage of your pregnancy, they're more accurate than abdominal ultrasounds.
We will ask you to sign a consent form allowing us to preform this exam, If you are uncomfortable in any way, you can decline any time during the exam and we will perform an abdominal scan.
Ultrasounds use sound waves to create images of your baby in the womb. With a transvaginal ultrasound, a technician inserts a small probe into your vagina to get a clearer image of your tiny baby.
Transvaginal ultrasounds check your baby's heartbeat and the placenta.
Please have an empty bladder for this type of exam
A 2-3 trimester ultrasound is just like a regular abdominal ultrasound. You'll lie down and a technician will put a special gel on your belly. This will help carry the sound waves. Then the technician will hold a probe against your belly and move it around to get an image. You may need to go into the exam with a full bladder. This will make the test results more clear.
3D imaging adds another dimension to the ultrasound image, creating three-dimensional interpretations rather than the flat two-dimensional images that are made with traditional ultrasound.
4D Ultrasounds show 3D images in motion
Stay well hydrated during this exam to insure better image quality.
Please have a full bladder for this type of exam.