What is the purpose of ultrasound in pregnancy?

Answer Physicians order an ultrasound scan to listen for a fetal heartbeat, determine a woman's precise due date and check for twins, among other uses.

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How to Get an Ultrasound for Pregnancy?

The fetal ultrasound, or sonogram, has become a routine aspect of prenatal care for most pregnant women. High frequency sound waves are used to scan the expectant mother's abdomen and pelvic cavity... Read More »

Can you see a baby on an ultrasound at 3 wks of pregnancy?

There by no means will be a baby, but the thickening of the uterine lining can sometimes be detected.

How much does a pregnancy ultrasound cost?

Costs of ultrasounds may vary by insurance plans but as of 2007 they started at around $200. This cost is normally covered by insurance but if the ultrasound is strictly to determine the sex of the... Read More »

When do i receive my first ultrasound during pregnancy?

Ultrasounds can be performed at any point in a pregnancy and they are not routine, according to the National Women's Health Information Center. However, women commonly have an ultrasound between 18... Read More »