At County Ob/Gyn we have 3 board-certified sonographers. They are highly-skilled professionals who use specialized equipment to create images of your baby from the very beginning to the end of your pregnancy. County Ob/Gyn is AIUM accredited, which means we meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations.
During your 1st trimester of pregnancy, you should expect to come in for a 30-minute ultrasound appointment. We will do a transvaginal ultrasound during this appointment. A transvaginal ultrasound allows us to see the early gestation of only about a centimeter. We look at your anatomies such as uterus, cervix, and ovaries during your ultrasound visit. We take a close look at the gestation and can show you the beginning of early pregnancy. You and your partner can see everything on a monitor in the exam room. Once we finish the ultrasound we can provide digital copies of the images and if you would like hard copies, we can print a few copies in the office.
In your 2nd trimester ultrasound, we will do an anatomy scan in which we look at the fetus from head to toe, the placenta, the amniotic fluid, the surrounding tissue, the uterus, and the ovaries as well. You can expect the ultrasound visit to be about an hour. We will use a curved probe that goes on top of the stomach. This gives us a broad view in which we can see through the fetus and evaluate the anatomy. Your 3rd trimester ultrasound could be a fluid check, growth scan, or position check depending on what the doctor orders for you.
At County Ob/Gyn we are here for you during every stage of pregnancy. Our physicians and staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about these tests.