What is a pregnancy ultrasound?

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:

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