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Recognising the Importance of an Ultrasound Scan in Pregnancy at Eastmed Radiology
Friday 21 December 2018, 11:32AM
By Beckie Wright
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Ultrasounds during pregnancy are a very important tool for many different reasons, and Eastmed Radiology provides the following obstetric services: dating scans, 12 weeks nuchal assessment, 20 weeks anatomy assessment, 3rd trimester scans, biophysical profile for fetal wellbeing and a Doppler assessment.

An ultrasound scan is one of the safest and most economical means of monitoring the health of you and your baby, as you will want to make sure that medical professionals are taking the best care of your unborn baby.  Ultrasound is one of the best ways to ensure that your pregnancy is progressing normally. You will see that there are a lot of different things that can be prevented if your midwife or a doctor refer you for a specialised obstetric ultrasound examination.  

The ultrasound assessments during the pregnancy are vital part of antenatal care and the scans can also be very fun, exciting and rewarding, and it is why it is so important to cherish the memories that can be made during this special time of baby development. You will be able to find that you bond better with your baby if you take the time to see them through the use of ultrasound imaging.

When you first find out that you are pregnant, an ultrasound can be very useful in determining just how far along you are in your pregnancy. This will help the doctors have a better idea of when your baby will be born. This is very important when it comes to having things done in a timely manner when you are pregnant. The ultrasounds will also keep track of the weight of your baby.  Ultrasound assessments are performed regularly, usually at 6-7 weeks gestational age, then at 12-13 weeks, 20 weeks and at 35-38 weeks gestational age. You medical practitioner decides when you need the next ultrasound scan to make sure that your baby is growing and developing the way that they should be.

For more information on other EastMed Radiology services, such as pelvic ultrasound, x-ray examinations, shoulder ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound please go to http://eastmedradiology.co.nz .







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