When is ultrasound going to pregnancy?
Performing ultrasound is part of pre-natal care that is used to diagnose extra-uterine pregnancy, fetal growth stages, placenta and umbilical cord segments, fetal gender, and general general health and fetal anatomy. The question that arises here is how many times ultrasound is needed during pregnancy? We will continue to answer this question.
Usually a pregnant woman should do ultrasound at least 2 times during pregnancy, one in the first trimester and another in the second trimester.
Ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy
At the 6-9th week of pregnancy, the first ultrasound is performed. Its purpose:
Determine the number of embryos
Ensuring pregnancy in the uterus
See the fetal heart rate
Determine the exact length of pregnancy by observing the fetus
Ultrasound in the second trimester of pregnancy
The second ultrasound usually occurs at 18-22 weeks of gestation because the embryos have grown so much that the physician can check their performance. The purpose of the second ultrasound:
Measuring the size of the embryo, checking the location of the organs of the embryo body, measuring the level of amniotic fluid (checking its adequacy), examining the location of the placenta
Fetal Sex Review
Ability to observe various embryo organs including the hands, feet, stomach and kidney of the fetus by the mother
More ultrasounds during pregnancy
In cases where the physician determines that the condition of the mother and the fetus is at risk, they will be ordered to perform more ultrasound. An over-the-counter ultrasound is usually performed if the mother becomes pregnant during pregnancy or has more than one fetus. Also, if your doctor is likely to be at increased risk for early childbirth, check the size of the cervix (check tightness or dilation or shorten it), and also in cases such as determining the exact date of delivery, assessing the level of fluid in the uterus, not stirring Embryo and the presence of genetic problems recommend ultrasound.
Until now, the side effects of ultrasound on the fetus have not been observed, the National Organization of Obstetric and Gynecology (COG) said. However, it is necessary that more ultrasound is performed only in essential conditions.
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