Ultrasound is an essential part of obstetrics and gynecology. This process is used to evaluate the health of the baby when a woman is pregnant and it is also used to help diagnose and evaluate other gynecological conditions, such as abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic masses and pelvic pain.
- 2-D and 3-D images to take home and share with your family.
- We have an in-house sonographer so you don’t have to go to any other location.
- For High risk pregnancy we have MFM’s Maternal Fetal Medicine read the images.
- We do growth scans, anatomies and many other GYN ultrasounds.
Things to know for your OB ultrasound appointment
Proper preparation for the exam is very important. Your bladder is used as a “window” to the pelvis and so that good visualization and evaluation of your baby is possible. You will need to drink 32 oz. of liquid 1 hr. prior to your appointment time and hold it. It is very important that your bladder to be full for your exam to be properly completed. If your bladder is not full at your appointment time it may be necessary to re-schedule your exam.
The first part of the ultrasound exam is an extensive evaluation of the fetal anatomy. Measurements of the baby are taken at this time. If you wish, you may have limited family accompany you during this time. Once all measurements and fetal evaluations have been completed, other adults and children accompanied by and an adult are welcome to join you for a “peek” at the baby!