Solace Women's Care offers ultrasounds as part of our obstetric services to expectant mothers in Conroe, The Woodlands and Willis, Texas. An ultrasound is a medical test that uses high frequency sound waves to capture live images from inside your body. The technology is similar to sonar and allows your doctor to visualize the placenta, fetus and pelvic structure. This allows for a more complete assessment of the health of mom and baby.
There is a lot of information that can be gathered from the ultrasound including fetal position, age of the baby, rate of growth, number of babies and possibly some birth defects. The sex of the baby can also be determined depending on the progress of the pregnancy.
Additionally, ultrasounds can be used in gynecology to examine the pelvic organs and breasts. Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you are experiencing pain, swelling or other symptoms that might require an internal view of your organs.
An ultrasound can provide an expectant mother with the first look at her unborn child. The procedure is safe, non-invasive, accurate, cost-effective and only takes about thirty minutes to complete.
What to expect from an ultrasound
When undergoing an ultrasound you will first change into a hospital gown and lay down. The ultrasound technician will apply a special lubricating jelly to the belly to prevent friction when moving the transducer on your skin. The jelly also helps to transmit the sound waves that create the picture of what's going on inside. High frequency sound waves echo as they hit dense objects such as organs or bone and send back images to a monitor. Your doctor will then review the images. This quick and painless procedure gives you the best information to the health of mom and baby.
Contact Solace Women's Center today to schedule a first look at your new baby. Let Solace Women's Center provide you with excellent care through every step of your journey to parenthood.