An ultrasound exam is the most commonly used diagnostic procedure to ensure you have a viable intrauterine pregnancy. Ultrasound is important in pregnancy, it allows the medical provider to ensure that you have a healthy viable pregnancy. Depending on when it’s done and your baby’s position, you may be able to see his/her heartbeat, limbs, and other body parts. When performing an ultrasound, the medical provider will be looking for three things: the location of the pregnancy, the measurements, and measuring any fetal cardiac activity.
There are two types of ultrasounds: An abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound. Depending on how far along you are, the licensed physician may choose to perform both with your consent. Whether or not you are clinically eligible for a ultrasound will be determined at the time of the appointment.
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