An ultrasound (or sonogram) helps monitor fetal development and screen for any problems. It’s a tool that providers use to evaluate female reproductive anatomy and fetal well-being. Ultrasounds may occur at varying stages of pregnancy. This allows us to “see” how baby is doing. “See” in the literal sense – Ultrasounds have improved over the years and 3D digital images can hone in on the most finite details, such as gender, position and can even catch a glimpse a sweet little smile or wave.
In the first trimester of pregnancy ultrasounds may be done to:
During the second and third trimesters of pregnancy an ultrasound may be done to: