When a woman gets pregnant, she and Papa get anxious for the first exam, where they can see that everything is fine with the future offspring, and of course, the first image of your baby.
The examination that allows you to verify that the baby is developing properly, to take some “photographs” to the body and face, and to check the sex of the baby, is called ultrasound.
However, in addition to the usual ultrasound, there is still a more detailed examination called the morphological ultrasound.
In this article we will explain in more detail what this exam is and how it works
What is ultrasound?
Ultrasound, also called ultrasound or ultrasound, is an examination that uses waves to create images of the interior of the human body. That is, it is an examination that is used in various situations, among which, to check the health of the baby and what surrounds him.
Ultrasound is thus an examination that, through the emission and reception of sounds, one can see an image of the baby, the amniotic sac, the placenta and the uterus.
With these real-time images, your doctor can retrieve important information about your baby’s development as well as your health status.
What is the morphological ultrasound
The morphological ultrasound is an examination identical to normal ultrasound, but more detailed, and as such, more time consuming. This examination evaluates the entire external and internal anatomy of the fetus, and the detailed conditions of what surrounds it.
Thus, in the morphological ultrasound all the morphology of the fetus is verified, namely the brain, the cephalic pole, the neck, the face, the spine, the thorax, the abdomen, the extremities, the genito-urinary apparatus, etc.
In addition, the measurement of the cervix, fetal numbers and placement of the placenta is also verified.
How Morphological Ultrasound Works
As we mentioned above, the morphological ultrasound works through waves. Thus, with the ultrasound device, waves of high frequency are sent towards the uterus, that when they reach the baby and the other organs, they send an echo towards the apparatus.
These echoes will then be transformed into an image, showing the baby. This test can be done between 11 and 14 weeks, or between 18 and 24 weeks.
Who should do the morphological ultrasound
Morphological ultrasound is the best method to check all aspects of a baby’s development, and as such, should be done by all women.