- Determination of the baby lost in the womb - Determination of the posture position of the baby in the uterus - Determination of the state of well-being of the baby (biophysical profile)
Ultrasound Calendar During PregnancyThere are no strict rules as to how many times a pregnant woman should undergo ultrasound examination during her entire pregnancy. If any abnormality is detected or an abnormal condition is suspected, ultrasound examination can be performed.
In cases where everything is normal, ultrasound examination is performed 1-2 weeks after the menstrual delay to determine the presence of pregnancy and to show that this pregnancy is a normal pregnancy located in the uterus. In addition, ultrasound can be performed at every routine check-up, as well as a second-level examination (detailed ultrasound) for detecting anomalies only at 18-20 weeks, and schools recommending a second examination to determine the size and position of the baby at 34 weeks.
In our country, there is a tendency to perform ultrasound at every routine check and this practice is not wrong. Numerous controlled studies from the time of ultrasonography to the present day have not shown any negative effects on the developing fetus.
What is transvaginal ultrasonography and when is it used?Ultrasonography can be performed vaginally with the help of specially designed probes.
This method provides a much better quality image in the evaluation of pelvic organs and is therefore much more effective. Transvaginal ultrasonography should be preferred especially in women who are not pregnant or who are in the very early stage of pregnancy.
Fetal heart rate can be detected in 5.5-6 weeks by transvaginal ultrasonography. Furthermore, the measurement of head-butt distance is more satisfactory in such examinations.
In our applications, all ultrasound examinations are performed by transvaginal method until the 13th week.
Transvaginal ultrasonography should be preferred in almost all general gynecologic examinations except obstetric applications. In this method, both the image quality and reliability are higher and it is more comfortable for the patient since the urine of the patient does not need to be congested and even the bladder should be empty. Since the bladder is not expected to fill, unnecessary waste of time is eliminated.
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