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Pregnancy Ultrasound

Pregnancy Ultrasound

Ultrasound scans use sound waves to visualize your baby in your womb. The image will be shown on a screen which you can see. The majority of scans are conducted by a qualified healthcare professional called a sonographer. Those scans are painless and you or your baby are not at risk. We provide services in Frisco, Mckinney, Texas.

Pregnancy ultrasound can be used for a number of reasons. Your doctor could also insist additional ultrasounds if a previous ultrasound or blood test indicated a problem. Ultrasound can also be performed on non-medical grounds, such as creating pictures for the parents or deciding the baby’s sex. Although ultrasound technology is effective for both mother and child, where there is no medical purpose or benefit, healthcare practitioners discourage the use of ultrasounds.

Ultrasounds are often done more often during pregnancy. Will this happen if:

  • You have twins or triplets
  • You are having a difficult pregnancy
  • Your health care provider has concerns about your baby’s health.
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Different types of Pregnancy Ultrasound:

At Quick MD Care, we offer various services for pregnant women. Pregnancy plays a major role in women’s health (both physical and mental). It is natural to be curious about the status of the baby’s growth, how she/he looks like and whether the baby is healthy or not etc. An ultrasound scan gives you that information you are looking for.

What is an Ultrasound?

  1. How early can you get a pregnancy Ultrasound?
  2. What does a pregnancy Ultrasound show?

What to do before getting a pregnancy Ultrasound?
In earlier stages of pregnancy, it is necessary to have a full bladder for getting a clear image of reproductive organs and the fetus. Maintain full bladder by drinking more water or at least two glasses of water an hour before the scan. Do not urinate for an hour before the ultrasound. We also provide Childhood and Adult Vaccinations in Frisco, Mckinney, Texas.

How is a pregnancy Ultrasound done?

What happens during an ultrasound?
Ultrasound is so simple, where you will be lied down on a bed, then a technician or health practitioner will apply a gel on your abdomen and pelvic region, and uses a transducer and moves it on your belly. As they move the transducer, black and white pictures appear on the ultrasound screen. All the measurements related to the baby’s growth and development will be noted by the technician.
Quick MD care offers all these services related to pregnancy ultrasound scans and make you happy by seeing your baby before she’s born. We also have Free Prenatal Visits in Frisco, Mckinney, Texas.

Questions to ask during pregnancy Ultrasound?

  1. What is the need for an Ultrasound scan in pregnancy?
    An Ultrasound scan is necessary to learn about the baby’s growth and well-being. Though ultrasound scan is safer, doctors avoid using it unnecessarily.
    Doctors generally suggest an ultrasound scan in the first trimester (week 1 to week 12) to confirm the pregnancy, to examine the ovaries, uterus and placenta, to know the exact gestational age, which helps in the prediction of the due date. It also provides the information regarding any abnormal growth of the fetus, to diagnose the position of baby, whether it is a normal or ectopic pregnancy. It is done to check whether it is a single fetus or twins. Baby’s heartbeat can also be determined using an ultrasound scan.

    An ultrasound scan during the second and third trimester is done to monitor the growth of the fetus and the position of the fetus. Baby’s sex can be determined, one can screen for genetic diseases, or any congenital abnormalities can be detected. It is important to know the amount of amniotic fluid and whether the oxygen supply to the fetus is sufficient or not. It gives information regarding the problems of the placenta such as placental abruption or placenta previa. A scan during this period is helpful in diagnosing the problems with uterus or ovaries (pregnancy tumors). As we are been the best pregnancy ultrasound clinic in Frisco, Mckinney, Texas.

People residing at Frisco and McKinney can make use of the services provided by our Quick MD care.

Types of Ultrasound Scans
Nowadays, different types of ultrasound scan techniques are available. More advanced techniques will give us more clear images and detailed information so that it will help the doctor to make an early diagnosis of any growth and health-related issues. We have been providing pregnancy ultrasound services in Frisco, Mckinney, Texas.

Transabdominal Scans:

Standard 2D ultrasound Scan
The traditional ultrasound scan done at hospitals and health care centres are of a two-dimensional type. It produces flat and outlined images from which we can see the baby’s internal organs and further helps to detect any internal issues. The images are available in black and white; these images help to examine the baby’s growth, gestation, heartbeat, development and size.

3-D Ultrasound scan
Unlike a standard 2D scan, a 3D ultrasound scan shows us the length, width, and depth of the fetus and development of baby’s organs. This scan is helpful in identifying any specific or suspected problems during pregnancy. The procedure for a 3D ultrasound is similar to the standard ultrasound, except a special probe and software are used to create a 3D image. As a 3D image is more like our real-life image, some of the parents may choose this 3D scan. It provides still images of baby’s external body; one can observe the facial features of a baby using a 3D scan. It is generally preferred to go for a 3D scan during 26-30 weeks of your pregnancy.

4D Scans
The difference between a 4D scan and 3D scan is 4D scans show a video instead of still pictures. This scan captures movements and creates a clearer image of the baby’s face. Similar to the 3D scan, 4D scans are also preferred after 26 weeks of pregnancy.

  1. Transvaginal Ultrasound Scans
    A transvaginal ultrasound scan is generally used to diagnose internal structures during the early stages of pregnancy. As it is difficult to get a clear image of internal organs using standard 2D scan in the early stages of pregnancy, a transvaginal scan is done by passing a small probe into the vagina.
  2. Fetal Echocardiography
    Fetal Echocardiography is suggested by doctors, when they suspect some congenital heart diseases or when the baby’s heart rate is abnormal. This scan is specific to capture an in-depth image of the baby’s heart; it determines the structure, size and shape of the baby’s heart that would be helpful for identifying the heart-related problems. We have been providing services at pregnancy ultrasound center in Frisco, Mckinney, Texas.