Dating ultrasound what to expect No sign ups video chat
The results of ultrasound testing provide you and your health care provider with critical information about you and your baby.
The most accurate way to “date” your pregnancy is with an early ultrasound.
If you are at high risk for fetal abnormalities, anatomic ultrasound can be performed during early pregnancy (11-16 weeks).
If the baby’s sex is determined during the ultrasound, you have the right to request this information.
The amount of fluid around the baby will be measured, and your cervix, uterus, ovaries, and bladder will be assessed for any abnormalities.
Knowing where you are in your pregnancy is important for your prenatal care, all the way from your first trimester, through to labour.
This ultrasound is usually offered in the second trimester, between 18 and 22 weeks of gestation.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. It is safe, painless and relatively quick test that usually takes around 30 minutes.
The technician will put a warm gel on your abdomen and use a scanning device to get the ultrasound images.