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Fetal ultrasound

The technology of ultrasonography consists in reflection of the various structures of the object by ultrasonic waves, which are converted into electrical impulses and displayed on the monitor.

Fetal ultrasound is the observation of how pregnancy occurs and timely diagnostics of fetal malformations, which provides high-precision and adequate information for medical spesialists. Ultrasound during pregnancy is absolutely safe procedure, harmless both for mother and for child. Ultrasonography is very convenient for patients, because it lasts only 15-20 minutes and does not require any preparation.

Fetal ultrasound should to be done in order to diagnose the developmental abnormalities, hernia and tumors of the brain and spinal cord, the correct placement of the placenta, oligohydramnion, hydramnion and many other serious problems that you do not even suspect. Timely medical assistance of specialists in most cases is crucial for the health of the mother and the fetus. In pregnancy, ultrasonography should be done at least three times. In the detection of pathologies of fetal development, ultrasonography is performed more often.

The medical ultrasound helps to observe the development of the child and detect malformations, flaws and abnormalities in the development of the fetus. Timely diagnostics of such problems enables the implementation of even intrauterine treatment.

How is fetal ultrasonography performed?

Unlike ultrasound diagnostics ofabdominal cavity, kidney, etc., ultrasound during pregnancy does not require any special preparation (to starve and put an enema not necessary).

Now, for the ultrasound examination, two types of sensors are used: abdominal (the sensor is driven on the stomach) and vaginal (the sensor is inserted into the vagina). As a rule, transvaginal ultrasound examination is prescribed in the first trimester. A vaginal sensor allows you to better determine pregnancy at an early age. Transvaginal ultrasound requires an empty bladder.

In other cases, a transabdominal ultrasound is used: the gel is applied on the stomach, followed by special ultrasonic sensors. The gel is used to eliminate the air layer between the sensor and the body of the patient, because when it is present, the image on the monitor sharply worsens.

How to adjust yourself to ultrasonography or other examinations?

First, you need to understand that doctors take care of your child’s health not less than you and you need to say to yourself: “I worry because I know little about ultrasonography and its effects. I trust doctors who recommend me only guaranteed safe research, including ultrasonography. “

Second, sitting in a queue waiting for the procedure, try to distract yourself from disturbing thoughts: listen to your favorite music, read an interesting book, talk with your baby about something nice, or come up with something else

Thirdly, during the procedure, try to relax as much as possible, breathe calmly, ask your doctor questions that interest you. Apply to the procedure as a way to learn more about your child.

Why should you prefer the Clinic of Prosessor Stephan Khmil?

One of the most important moments in the life of every woman is the birth of her child, and a care of it begins with the first months of pregnancy. During this period, women are interested in questions regarding the development of the child. Ultrasonography  allows you to investigate the fetus, and it is absolutely harmless. For these purposes, our clinic uses an ultrasound machine of the expert class.

The characteristics of the equipment allow to accurately investigate the miniature fetus, its miniature vessels and organs, with a diameter of less than 1 mm.

You are provided with the full service of the clinic by highly qualified personnel!

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