Advanced Healthcare for Women OBGYN performs ultrasounds in our office on our pregnant patients! We would love for patients and family members to come in for your appointment. The ultrasounds are offered at many prenatal visits. All of our patients get a variety of ultrasounds for medical purposes to ensure the health of their baby.
Advanced Healthcare for Women performs ultrasounds for numerous reasons. All patients have an ultrasound of their baby at 20 weeks, which includes the "anatomy ultrasound scan" where clinicians measure the baby’s body, check the baby’s organs, and assess its growth. Our clinicians want to ensure the health of your baby at this appointment. If there are any problems detected with your baby at this ultrasound appointment, our clinicians will refer patient’s to the Pomona Valley Perinatal Center’s Perinatal Center, who specialize in high-risk pregnancies, to be evaluated.
Before 20 weeks (around 10 to 14 weeks in the pregnancy), our clinicians order an "NT ultrasound scan" to check the baby for abnormalities (problems). This ultrasound is optional for patients who desire to know if there are chromosomal abnormalities (problems) with their baby. Our ultrasounds are all performed in our office.
The Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound is a test offered to pregnant women of any age during their first trimester pregnancy. A nuchal translucency ultrasound (commonly called a “NT scan”) is an ultrasound performed between 11.5 and 13 weeks 6 days gestation. The nuchal translucency ultrasound is normally evaluated with specific blood tests. Nuchal translucency ultrasound alone can also provide this risk assessment, but it is not as accurate as the blood samples that can be collected from the pregnant mother’s arm.
The NT ultrasound examination involves measuring the amount of fluid on the back of the baby’s neck. This normal accumulation of fluid is known as the Nuchal translucency ( NT ) measurements; baby’s with Down Syndrome have an increased amount of fluid. With the NT scan, clinicians can identify those babies that have an increase in the amount of fluid. It is essential that this measurement be accurate, therefore it should always be performed by a clinician that has proper certification.
The fetal anatomical ultrasound scan is normally performed around 20 weeks of pregnancy. With the anatomy scan, an ultrasound is performed to evaluate the developing fetus’ size, organs, placental location, amount of amniotic fluid, and cervical length. To measure the developing fetus, measurements are taken of the fetus’ head (BPD and head circumference), abdomen, and femur. With these measurements, the clinician can determine the weight of the fetus. Other structures that are assessed include the fetus’ bladder, cord insertion, kidneys, 4 chamber heart, brain structures, spine, and abdominal organs.
A pelvic ultrasound is the evaluation of the female reproductive organs such as the uterus and ovaries. Pelvic ultrasounds are ordered by your health care provider due to complaints of pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, or to evaluate a mass in the pelvis. A pelvic ultrasound may help to determine if there are any ovarian cysts, or endometrial disorders, masses, or fibroids in the pelvis. Ultrasound studies are considered safe, painless, and are typically performed within 20-30 minutes. Two methods to perform a pelvic ultrasound include a trans-abdominal and endo-vaginal ultrasound to provide the most accurate information.
Follicular study ultrasounds are performed to aid in determining ovulation for patients wanting to conceive. During this test, follicles are counted and measured to provide patients with the ideal moment for conception. Exams are considered safe, painless, and are typically performed within 20 minutes. Exams may include a trans-abdominal and endo-vaginal ultrasound to provide the most information.
Breast ultrasounds are used to provide information regarding the health of your breasts. Ultrasounds can help to find the location of a breast cyst, and/or a mass and nodule within your breast tissue. Breast ultrasounds are commonly ordered after a mammogram has shown an inconclusive or questionable diagnosis. Ultrasounds are also used for women younger than age 35 or that are breast feeding to evaluate palpable masses or areas of tenderness. Breast sonograms are considered painless, safe, and are typically performed within 15-20 minutes.
Our office offers pregnant mothers-to-be 3D/4D ultrasounds. Although our office offers these elective services, it is not a covered benefit from your health insurance plan. It is also important to remember that 3D 4D ultrasounds are completely optional and never replace prenatal care. For this reason, Advanced Healthcare for Women require patients to have their regular prenatal check-ups and ultrasounds that the healthcare providers recommend in our office. 3D 4D ultrasounds are optional at our office and are simply available for you to enjoy your baby if you desire to see your baby in a 3D4D ultrasound setting.
An obstetrical ultrasound is a safe, noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to create images of the fetus, placenta and amniotic fluid. These images can be viewed in real time on a computer monitor by the patient and our healthcare providers. This procedure can be performed transabdominally, which involves moving a transducer across the skin of the lower abdomen, or transvaginally, which involves inserting a transducer into the vagina and rotating it for a comprehensive view of the fetus and surrounding organs.
An obstetrical ultrasound is performed several times throughout pregnancy to monitor the growth and development of the fetus in our clinic. We perform ultrasound routinely throughout the pregnancy for our pregnant patients, and all ultrasounds are performed right in our office!
During the first trimester, we perform an ultrasound to determine the age of the fetus, to rule out multiples (twins/triplets), and/or detect any potential birth defects, such as Down syndrome. Later in the pregnancy, we perform regular ultrasound exams measure the size and position of the fetus, placenta, and amniotic fluid to help ensure that delivery will not have any major complications. Our office also offers 3D/4D ultrasound in our office for our patients that are interested, as well!
Many pregnant women and future dads want to see more of their little one before it arrives. For people who are hoping to get a sneak peak at their baby’s appearance, the 3D 4D ultrasound is a great choice. At Advanced Healthcare for Women and Children, we offer parents the option to see their baby in a 3D 4D ultrasound, which gives them extra glimpse at their baby throughout the pregnancy. Many of our patients enjoy seeing their baby with 3D 4D ultrasounds that we perform in our office. During this ultrasound appointment, parents will get to watch their tiny baby move, kick and dance around inside the womb — all with the amazing effects of 3D 4D ultrasound technology.
The last weeks of pregnancy can be a trying time for anyone, so sometimes taking a peek at your growing baby is the best way to boost your spirits. The 3D 4D ultrasound can be performed anytime between 14 weeks and 35 weeks. You can choose the age and stage that you want to see before scheduling your appointment.
It’s important to remember that 3D 4D ultrasounds are completely optional and never replace prenatal care. For this reason, Advanced Healthcare for Women and Children require patients to have their regular prenatal check-ups and ultrasounds that the healthcare providers recommend. 3D 4D ultrasounds are optional at our office and are simply available for you to enjoy your baby if you desire to see your baby in a 3D 4D ultrasound setting. To find out more information about this unique experience and to schedule your ultrasound appointment, contact Advanced Healthcare for Women and Children today.
Wondering if you are pregnant? Our office is open Monday thru Friday for your convenience. You can come into our clinic without an appointment and receive your free pregnancy test.
We are so excited to announce that we are offering our patients 3D 4D Live ultrasounds in our office! Now mothers-to-be can see their baby as he or she develops and grows in the womb.
We offer a complete range of prenatal services designed to ensure the health and well-being of mom and baby throughout the pregnancy. At our office you won’t feel rushed.
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