Wednesday, May 28, 2008

First Trimester Ultrasound

It takes place between 10 th and 12 th week of pregnancy and lasts about 30 minutes. This is the first time you become aware that you carry a small life in you, at the time of the first ultrasound your uterus is still very small, and the doctor uses this technique for checking, so

It allows him to:

  • Precisely date the beginning of your pregnancy and therefore the date of your baby birth
  • Determine the number of fetuses, perhaps you can expect twins
  • Check the vitality of your baby by listening to the heartbeat, you'll finally be able to listen to his little heart
  • Locate the placenta and check your genitals
  • Detect any anomalies in checking, such as the thickness of skin at the back of the baby's neck. Thickened skin is commonly associated with Downs syndrome and other chromosome abnormalities (trisomy 21).


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