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Baby Waves During Ultrasound

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Baby Waves During Ultrasound

Mum and Dad to be, Lucy Bearley and Stuart Barrett got a shock at a recent ultrasound appointment when they witnessed and incredible moment live on screen.

The expectant parents from Thatcham, England, about 55 miles west of London, were at the doctor’s office for their baby’s 28-week scan.

During a 4D ultrasound, the baby turns his head to face mum and dad. He then gives a little wave. Now that’s a womb with a view!

Obstetric ultrasounds are common practice in medical imaging centres and are used to monitor the growth and development of a growing fetus. It is a very safe and accurate investigation of your unborn baby as ultrasound uses harmless high frequency inaudible sound waves to obtain images.

When are Obstetric Ultrasounds carried out?

Early Pregnancy Scan: 6 to 12 weeks

If you’re very unsure of how many weeks pregnant you are, you may be offered

an early or dating scan to determine a more accurate due date. If you have had previous miscarriages or have a high risk of miscarriage, you may also be offered an early scan.

First Trimester Scan (Nuchal Translucency Scan): 12 – 13 weeks and 6 days

This scan is optional but is used to determine and obtain ultrasound data for the  pregnant

first trimester which includes a combined screen for the fetal body length and the neck skin thickness. Pregnancy dating and the number of babies are also identified at this time.

The most sensitive screening test for Down syndrome is the combined screen which uses the above ultrasound data as well as maternal age and blood levels of specific hormones to assess this individual risk of chromosomal abnormality.

Norwest Medical Imaging is an accredited Nuchal Translucency first trimester screening practice. This ensures the practice undergoes regular audits of its performance with RANZCOG (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).

Mid Trimester Scans: 19 or 20 weeks

At this stage there is the opportunity for the parents to appreciate some features such as the facial profile, fingers and toes.

Third Trimester: 22 weeks onward

40 weeks if you’ve previously given birth to a small baby,

if you’re having twins or if you have other complications, for example, if you’re diabetic. Your doctor or midwife may suggest a growth scan if your baby feels and measures smaller than expected. However, If your pregnancy is straightforward, you probably won’t need any further scans after 22 weeks.

Preparing for an Obstetric Ultrasound

Do not empty your bladder again before the procedure. You may eat normally and take any necessary medication.

Results

An ultrasound is an extremely accurate diagnostic tool.

of the baby, gestational age (weeks) or other normal variations. You can also pick up the films and report at a later time. They can also be provided on CD or electronic transfer to your referring practitioner if requested.

If you do have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask our helpful staff.

Mum and Dad to be, Lucy Bearley and Stuart Barrett got a shock at a recent

ultrasound appointment when they witnessed and incredible moment live on screen.

The expectant parents from Thatcham, England, about 55 miles west of London, were at the doctor’s office for their baby’s 28-week scan.

first trimester which includes a combined screen for the fetal body length and the neck skin thickness. Pregnancy dating and the number of babies are also identified at this time.

The most sensitive screening test for Down syndrome is the combined screen which uses the

above ultrasound data as well as maternal age and blood levels of specific hormones to assess this individual risk of chromosomal abnormality.Synergy Radiology

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