Dr. Rima Savji-Umalkar
Dr. Rima Savji said Pregnancy is a joy for every woman and family. The word pregnancy refers to the baby’s footsteps and the accompanying medical tests. Sonography is an integral part of pregnancy and childbirth. However, there are many questions in the minds of pregnant women and their family members about this sonography. In the present article, we will try to track the total number of sonographies to be performed, what exactly is seen in the sonography, and whether there will be any side effects. Doctors recommend sonography at various stages from pregnancy to delivery. Among them, we will learn about confirmation scan, anti scan, anomaly scan, and last scan which is Growth Scan and Doppler main scan.
Once the pregnancy is confirmed, the first sonography is a confirmation scan. The first thing we see through this sonography is that the pregnancy has taken place in the womb …! If the pregnancy was not inside the uterus, it could not have taken place elsewhere. This scan shows whether the baby is a twin or not. Did the fetal pole come? Does it have a heartbeat? Where is the blood clot in the blood bag? This is checked by this scan. Whether the cervix is open or closed is also checked by this scan. If it is open, the baby is in danger of falling automatically. This scan shows how old the baby is in the womb.
The sonography, which is usually performed at eleven to fourteen weeks after conception, is called an anti scan. In this sonography, three things are mainly examined. The first is the nasal bone, the second is the layer of water behind the neck called nucleus translucency, and the third is the flow of blood in the ductus venosus. In addition, a double marker test is recommended. Both a scan and a blood test can tell if a baby has a chromosomal abnormality called Down’s or Turner’s syndrome. In addition, fetal developmental disorders, heart defects, genetic disorders can also be detected through this scan.
The baby in the womb must be in a certain position for an anti scan. This condition is acquired naturally. This scan is not possible until the baby is in that position. So this sonography can also take time. How fast the overall scan will depend on the condition of the baby’s uterus.