The ultrasound moment is a very special moment for the parents, it is the moment to see and hear the baby, especially in the first months of the baby when it is the only way to see its development.
They are the first photographs of our children and there is no mother and father who does not love showing to all family and friends.
Ultrasound or ultrasound is a routine, non-invasive examination that uses sound waves to create an image of the baby. Through this examination the doctor can still see the placenta and uterus.
After being a magical moment that allows to see our baby, the ultrasound or echoes has as main role to see how the baby is and its development.
There are two types of ultrasound, the intravaginal ultrasound, used up to 11 weeks when the baby is still small, then it is done through the belly with the application of a gel and an ultrasound that transmits the baby’s image.
Does the ultrasound hurt the baby?
Ultrasound does not involve radiation, and studies have found no harm in its performance, however, they argue that the test may bother the baby and should not overdo.
When should ultrasound or ultrasound be done?
Usually, whoever is followed in a public service performs 3 ultrasounds throughout the pregnancy, one at about 13 weeks (between 11 and 14 weeks), this first ultrasound is used to perform a nuchal translucency examination, presence of the nasal bone and to detect signs of genetic problems such as Down syndrome.
Then one between the 20th and the 24th week, the so-called morphological ultrasound in which the doctor makes the measurement of all gold grains and limbs of the baby, and one between the 34th and the 37th week, to see the evolution and growth of the baby, analyze its position, the degree of the placenta and the level of the amniotic fluid, if it is followed in private or has a gravid that involves some risk can realize more.
3D and 4D Ultrasound
Ultrasound at 3 D or 4 D are preferred by dads because they make it possible to see clearly all details of the baby, however, it is not a fundamental examination in terms of fetal evaluation, and they are only done in public if there is suspected of having a problem with the baby.