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hw many times during pregnacy are u suppoe to go for an ultrasound to check the babies weight gain?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
As needed: There is no specific recommendation for routine ultrasound exams during a normal pregnancy. However, most women are going to have at least one ultrasound at 18 to 21 weeks, the ideal time to evaluate for normal fetal structures. There will likely be additional sono's if there is a problem with the size of the uterus (abdominal measurements), gestational diabetes, elevated blood pressure, etc.
Answered on Aug 24, 2012
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None unless no growt: Your doctor measures the size of the uterus on each prenatal visit. If the growth is normal and there are no other problems with the pregnancy, no ultrasounds are needed to check the growth.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Depends.: Most women in the western world get 3 prenatal scans: at 12 20 and 32 weeks for dating anatomy and growth respectively. High risk cases (diabetes mellitus; hypertensive disorders; obesity; lupus; multiples; thyroidopathies; smoking; amniotic fluid aberrations; fetal anomalies; vaginal bleeding or chronic placental abruption) merit additional growth scans at 28 or 36 weeks. Your ob/mfm will decide.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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