British Columbia Specific Information A fetal ultrasound scan is a medical procedure which uses sound waves to produce images of your baby in the womb. These images are used to determine the health and well-being of your baby.
How many ultrasounds do you get in BC?
The most accurate way to “date” your pregnancy is with an early ultrasound. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada recommends that all women have two ultrasounds: one “dating” ultrasound at 11-14 weeks and one “anatomic” ultrasound between 18-20 weeks.
How do I prepare for an obstetrical ultrasound?
Empty your bladder 90 minutes before exam time, then consume one 8-ounce glasses of fluid (water, milk, coffee, etc.) about an hour before exam time. We recommend a two-piece outfit so we can access your abdomen without you removing your clothing. You may eat normally prior to having a fetal ultrasound.
What are the types of ultrasound?
Types of UltrasoundEndoscopic ultrasound.Doppler ultrasound.Color Doppler.Duplex ultrasound.Triplex ultrasound (color-flow imaging)Transvaginal ultrasound.
When do you get first ultrasound BC?
It can be done as early as the 5th week of pregnancy. Sometimes the sex of your fetus can be seen by about the 18th week of pregnancy. Ultrasound is one of the screening tests that may be done in the first trimester to look for birth defects, such as Down syndrome.
What can ultrasounds diagnose?
Ultrasound is used for many reasons, including to:View the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy and monitor the developing babys health.Diagnose gallbladder disease.Evaluate blood flow.Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment.Examine a breast lump.Check your thyroid gland.Detect genital and prostate problems.More items •Mar 17, 2020
When do they do the first ultrasound?
Your First Ultrasound Its typically done between 7 and 8 weeks to verify your due date, to look for a fetal heartbeat, and to measure the length of the baby from “crown to rump.” At this ultrasound, youll also learn whether youre having one baby, twins, or more!