The prenatal ultrasound is one of the most important and special moments in any pregnancy. With both clinical and personal importance, your ultrasounds will provide you with vital information about your baby on several different levels, and allows you to begin to visualize and connect with them even before giving birth.
Experienced in all forms of ordering, explaining and interpreting ultrasonic testing, the medical staff at Women Ob-Gyn Associates will be helping to facilitate your Level II ultrasound testing at the MFM department of Hinsdale Hospital. The Women Ob-Gyn staff is committed to helping our patients in Oakbrook, Wheaton, Downers Grove and Winfield find the right imaging schedule for their family. Drs. Gaunt, Cheng, and Akhter bring their talents to bear creating the safest and most enjoyable imaging and analysis environment possible.
Prenatal Ultrasounds of All Levels in Naperville, Hinsdale, Woodridge and Oak Brook
Having your ultrasound is a crucial aspect of monitoring your baby’s health, and may be done on a number of different schedules. A standard prenatal ultrasound schedule may include:
- Initial ultrasound: Performed during the first trimester, the initial ultrasound is often done to show proof of a pregnancy in a visible manner.
- Level II Anatomical ultrasound: The most medically relevant ultrasound test, this ultrasound is performed to measure the specific size of a wide range of body features to check for any atypical growth patterns or developmental issues. This ultrasound may take a little longer than the others.
- Additional ultrasounds: Depending on the risk status of the mother, the health of the baby and any other genetic or outside factors that may be impacting the baby’s growth, a wide range of ultrasounds may be performed at various times to check specific aspects of development in both the mom and baby.
Types of Ultrasounds
There are a number of different ultrasound types that may be used as needed, including:
- Standard ultrasound: this utilizes a hand-held imaging machine over the abdomen to read sound waves passed through the stomach.
- Transvaginal ultrasound: small device is passed into the vagina for more detailed imaging.
- 3-D ultrasound: involves the use of highly advanced software that integrates images to form a smooth 3-D image of your baby.
- 4-D ultrasound: advanced version of the 3-D ultrasound designed to focus on viewing the face and movements of the baby for a more intimate look.
Contact Women Ob-Gyn Associates for More Information
If you are pregnant and would like to discuss your current situation, or are planning a pregnancy and would like to know more about ultrasound options, please schedule a consultation through our contact page or by calling 630-719-9229.
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