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About Test

Ultrasound is often used by obstetricians to see your baby and monitor your pregnancy. The Ultrasound machine consists of a transducer that transmits sound waves to and from the body to create images of your baby, cervix, and placenta on the attached computer. It does not use X-rays, so it is the safest method to know about your baby’s growth and pregnancy. You may need around 3-4 or more ultrasounds during your prenatal period.

The ultrasound scan at 12- 14 weeks can also screen your baby (along with some other tests) for the presence of Down syndrome by checking nuchal translucency. Therefore, it is also called a Nuchal translucency scan.

Why and when do you need this test?

Obstetric ultrasound can tell about the following;

  • Confirmation of pregnancy (by detecting a heartbeat).
  • Number of babies (multiple fetuses)
  • Calculation of gestational age and expected due date.
  • To check if your baby is growing normally
  • To determine the status of your placenta
  • To check for congenital abnormalities in the baby
  • To tell about the position of the fetus
  • To check if you have a normal amount of amniotic fluid
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Evaluation of the cervix to determine future risks of premature birth
  • Detect abnormalities in the placenta (location)
  • To check for the source of bleeding (if present)


Do you need to prepare for the test?

This test needs no special preparation.

  • You may need to wear loose, easy clothing to expose your tummy properly.
  • You may need to come with a full or empty bladder according to your doctor’s advice.

What can you expect?

  • To begin with the procedure, you will lie down on the table with your back.
  • The radiologist will apply some gel on your tummy, over which she will place the transducer
  • She will move the transducer up and down to produce pictures from all angles.
  • Although it is painless, you may feel a little pressure as she moves and press the transducer to get images.
  • The procedure lasts for about 20-30 minutes
  • After the exam, you can go home and return to daily activities normally unless advised otherwise by your doctor.


Are there any risks to this test?

Ultrasound is a safe procedure. It does not use X-rays.

What do the test results mean?

The ultrasound would be able to tell about the following;

  • If there is any problem with your ovaries, uterus, or cervix
  • A small baby as per gestational age
  • Issues with the placenta (placenta Previa or placental abruption)
  • Presence of twins, triplets, or more.
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometrial fibroids,
  • Your baby is in a breech position
  • Polyhydramnios (having too much amniotic fluid)
  • Oligohydramnios (having too little amniotic fluid).
  • Presence of a congenital disorder in your baby

Related Tests:

Other related tests may include:

  • Transvaginal Obstetric ultrasound
  • Blood test to confirm pregnancy
Distance: 25 KM
Actual Price: $22.00
Your Price: $22.00