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When during pregnancy will I have my first ultrasound?

When during pregnancy will I have my first ultrasound?

First trimester: In most cases you will have an ultrasound in your first trimester to confirm the viability of the pregnancy and make sure there is just one fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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How many ultrasounds will I have during my pregnancy?

How many ultrasounds will I have during my pregnancy?

Varies: Most women will have one ultrasound in the first trimester to verify dating and possibly as part of a special early screening for chromosomal abnormalities. A detailed second trimester ultrasound (around 20 weeks)is typical to look for any fetal abnormalities. Any additional ultrasounds will vary depending upon the specific circumstances of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How often should you get ultrasounds during pregnancy?

How often should you get ultrasounds during pregnancy?

Depends: There is debate about ultrasound in pregnancy. until the 1980s Ultrasound was not available, and women still had babies. If there are no problems with the pregnancy, Many suggest a Fetal survey at about 19 weeks. More scanning, only if there is a problem. However, there is a lot of variability in opinion. ...Read more

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Are 3D ultrasounds during pregnancy safe?

Are 3D ultrasounds during pregnancy safe?

Debated but gnrly ya: The question of whether or not ultrasound (US) can physically heat the tissue (because of multiple internal reflections & the focusing of the US beam) is a topic that is debated among scientists, but generally speaking, though, US is considered safe by the FDA / medical community. The max power in the systems is regulated by the FDA, & no proven harm has been demonstrated as yet. Need more studies ...Read more

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What number of ultrasounds is too many during pregnancy?

What number of ultrasounds is too many during pregnancy?

The # of ultrasounds: can vary by situation. For instance - some women with particular complications may need more frequent ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Ultrasounds in the first 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy can only have a error of 3 to 5 days?

Ultrasounds in the first 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy can only have a error of 3 to 5 days?

very accurate: If done properly the first trimester ultrasound measuring the actual embryo length is the most accurate dating method. ...Read more

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Can having too many ultrasounds during pregnancy be linked to autism?

Can having too many ultrasounds during pregnancy be linked to autism?

Not that I know: I have not seen any research that shows a link between ultrasounds in pregnancy and autism. Ultrasound is a valuable tool to use in ob, (check dates, position of placenta, growth of baby), but sometimes it is overdone, because it is risk free, and parents like to see pictures, and drs. Like to 'make sure' they are not surprised. It's a wonderful tool, that sometimes is used to much imho. ...Read more

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Are ultrasounds can be dengerous to the baby when it is being done monthly during pregnancy (ob visits)?

Are ultrasounds can be dengerous to the baby when it is being done monthly during pregnancy (ob visits)?

Not likely: Why monthly? If there is a problem needing close follow-up this makes sense. Ask your doctor why. But i know of no good evidence that ultrsound exams are any risk to the unborn infant. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more