In the field of obstetrics, an ultrasound (sonogram or sonar) is the use of high-frequency sound waves to visualize the fetus, placenta, and other pelvic structures on a monitor screen. The patient can also view these images during the examination.
The results are very helpful in determining the health of the pregnancy, mother, and baby. Some of the information that can be gathered during an ultrasound are the age of the fetus, rate of growth, fetal position, number of fetuses, and detection of some birth defects. Depending on the progress of the pregnancy, it may be possible to determine the sex of the baby.
This procedure is safe, non-invasive, accurate, and cost-effective. It only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Unfortunately, personal cameras and video cameras are not allowed during the ultrasound. It may be possible to obtain a picture from the office, just ask your sonographer.
We can perform this service in our office. Please discuss scheduling this procedure with your physician.
Harbin Clinic Women's Center offers the latest in ultrasound technology to our patients. This new technology allows the expectant parents to see the unborn baby in live 4D motion inside the womb. This new technology allows expectant parents to see what the baby will look like before it is born. This ultrasound is an experience to treasure for a lifetime.
3D/4D ultrasound is not a diagnostic ultrasound. It is an elective procedure that provides parents a first look at their unborn baby. For best results, the ultrasound needs to be performed between 28-32 weeks into your pregnancy. The only preparation, and for best results, is to drink 60 ounces of water every day for two weeks.