Many pregnant women are given the same question: « When do ultrasound during pregnancy? ».The unequivocal and complete answer to this question probably does not exist, but the majority of gynecologists agree that ultrasound during pregnancy every woman should go at least once, and in addition - only when indicated.Number of this procedure depends largely on the course of pregnancy and doctor's appointments, watching this pregnancy.
reasonably believes the following dates for ultrasound diagnosis:
- fifth - the eighth week of pregnancy - to confirm the presence in the womb of a living embryo, determining the number of embryos exclusion of ectopic pregnancy and so-called "empty" ovum (no inside membranes of the embryo);
- eleventh - thirteenth week of pregnancy - ultrasonic detection of chromosomal markers of pathology in a fetus that is only possible within a specified time of pregnancy;
- Sixteenth - eighteenth or twenty-first - the twenty-second week of pregnancy - the definition of the proper
- Thirtieth - thirty-second week of pregnancy - to determine the overall condition of the fetus, its approximate height and weight, the location in the uterus, as well as to determine the location and quality of the functioning of the placenta.
In any case, it must be remembered that the decision to do or not to do ultrasound in pregnancy you are taking yourself and voluntarily, make you no one can.However, you should not forget that the ultrasound diagnosis is one of the most informative methods for monitoring pregnancy that can significantly reduce the risk of having a child with congenital abnormalities.