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WHAT HAPPENS DURING A PREGNANCY ULTRASOUND?

Mayfair • Jun 07, 2022

Mayfair Diagnostics has 12 locations which perform obstetrical ultrasounds in Calgary, one in Cochrane, and one in Regina. 

In the video below, we explain what happens during a pregnancy ultrasound. Ultrasound uses sound waves to help your doctor monitor the health of both you and your baby. This exam, called a detailed obstetrical ultrasound, involves your sonographer taking many measurements of your baby from head-to-toe to determine how well your baby is growing. He or she will capture images to view the development of your baby’s brain, face, heart, spine, chest, major organs, arms, legs, feet, and hands.

Your sonographer will also examine the position of your placenta, the vessels in the umbilical cord, the amount of amniotic fluid, and your cervix, uterus, ovaries, and bladder for abnormalities. It’s also during this exam when the gender of your baby may first be visible – if the baby is in a good position.

Watch the video:

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