Obstetrics - Initial Sonogram/Ultrasound
The day your baby is due is called the "estimated date of confinement" or EDC. The EDC is useful for a number of reasons. It is used as a guide for checking the baby’s growth and your pregnancy’s progress. Your date also affects the timing of prenatal tests. Finally, the EDC gives a rough idea of when your baby will be born.
An ultrasound uses sound waves to create a picture of the uterus and the fetus growing inside. The size of the fetus can be measured to figure its age. If the initial ultrasound is performed during the first trimester, these measurements are used to set the age of the fetus within a week or so.
20 Week Ultrasound
We perform ultrasounds in our office. An ultrasound is a physical exam of the fetus. The ultrasound pictures provide valuable information about he baby’s health and well-being. You must come to the office with a full bladder or the sonographer will not be able to do your ultrasound.
Pictures will be taken and transferred to a DVD. The DVD will be given to you so you may share your little bundle with your family and friends. You may also be able to view the sex of your baby if you desire and if he/she shows it off.
The 3D/4D ultrasound is optional and for keepsake purposes only. These are ideally performed between weeks 26 - 30. This keepsake package includes several pictures and a DVD. You can put these pictures on your computer and send them off for everyone to see. This is for keepsake purposes only and may not be billed to your insurance.