Ulstrasounds in Pregnancy

by Cathy Parkes October 06, 2020 Updated: July 05, 2021

During pregnancy, an ultrasound is typically performed at 18-20 weeks gestation to assess growth, development, and age of the fetus.Full bladder allows better visualization. Instruct mom to drink approximately 1 quart of water before the procedure.
During pregnancies, an ultrasound is typically performed ~ 18-20 weeks gestation to assess for growth, development, and age of the fetus.

A full bladder allows for better visualization. Instruct mom to drink ~ 1 quart of water before the procedure (and do not empty bladder until after procedure).


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