In every woman’s life pregnancy is one the most precious movement that occurs in her life. She feels so blessed and happy that she is going to become a mother. Mostly Pregnancy may be detected easily by a woman herself by using medical kits and symptoms she feels like menstruation pause, back pain, increase urinary frequency and much more. During pregnancy period a test known as ultrasound perform by a doctor to diagnose the condition of the baby and get an information regarding mother and baby health, blood flows in a fetus, delivery dates etc. ultrasound test becomes very helpful for mothers because they can listen to the heartbeat of their babies.
A purpose of Ultrasound test:
During pregnancy stage ultrasound test is performed to check the structural changes of the baby in the uterus. Many problems faced by a woman like bleeding, abdominal pain during pregnancy is also checked by an ultrasound test. This test is divided into three trimesters; a first trimester is performed at the early stage of pregnancy between 1-12 months for following purpose:
- Confirmation of pregnancy
- To Estimate the delivery date
- Single or multiple pregnancies
- To check the position of a baby
- Chances of miscarriage
The second trimester is performed at 12-24 weeks of pregnancy stage and it gives the following information:
- Baby growth
- Reveal the gender of the baby
- Diagnose any problem occurs in fallopian tubes and uterus
- Blood flow in fetal
- To check the cervix length
The third trimester is performed at 24-40 weeks of pregnancy stage and reveals the following information:
- Detecting structural abnormalities
- To detect the Abnormal and normal position of the baby
- Birth defects
The ultrasound test is only performed by your doctor by following the procedure. Learn how an ultrasound test is performed by your doctor.
Before an Ultrasound test, a doctor gives you some instructions like drink more water and hold your urine for long time (this will give a better image of the baby position in your uterus on the computer screen) than doctor apply a jelly on the mother’s abdomen for improving a sound and to make a smooth movement of the transducer. A doctor will move transducer up and down on abdomen to check the location where he/she will get the clear image of a baby on the monitor. During this test or scan, the doctor records some images and videos for the future interpretation.