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How many ultrasounds should I get?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Varies

Some pregnancies require no ultrasounds.
Most doctors will order at least one preferably done between 18-22 weeks when we can evaluate the anatomy of the baby. An ultrasound can be done in the late first trimester as part of genetic screening. Other sonograms would be ordered for a variety of medical conditions and complications of pregnancy.

In brief: Varies

Some pregnancies require no ultrasounds.
Most doctors will order at least one preferably done between 18-22 weeks when we can evaluate the anatomy of the baby. An ultrasound can be done in the late first trimester as part of genetic screening. Other sonograms would be ordered for a variety of medical conditions and complications of pregnancy.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: As many as you need

Many uncomplicated pregnancies may only need 1 ultrasound.
High risk pregnancies could need as many as 20. Ultrasounds at different times in pregnancy have different indications. If you wonder whether you need additional ultrasounds, ask your doctor.

In brief: As many as you need

Many uncomplicated pregnancies may only need 1 ultrasound.
High risk pregnancies could need as many as 20. Ultrasounds at different times in pregnancy have different indications. If you wonder whether you need additional ultrasounds, ask your doctor.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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