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You do not need to have a full bladder, a moderately filled bladder is needed for a proper examination.
Most parents look forward to their scan because it gives them the first glimpse of their baby.
You will probably be give you a printout of your baby by the sonographer as a keepsake, it is important to remember the main purpose of the scan.
The first Trimester Scan, is Scans are usually performed by a doctors, midwives or radiographers who are specially trained in ultrasound, and are known as sonographers. The amount of liquor (amniotic fluid), the position and appearance of the placenta and a detailed scan of the baby itself.
The probe is covered with a disposable protective sheath.
A small amount of ultrasound gel is placed on the end of this probe.
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This is a routine ultrasound examination done at 10 to 14 weeks of gestation.
During the examination, the fetus is seen by abdominal ultrasound.
Occasionally the view is not clear and it may be necessary to perform a vaginal scan.
Advanced Ultrasound – This exam is similar to the standard ultrasound, but the exam targets a suspected problem and uses more sophisticated equipment.
Doppler Ultrasound – This imaging procedure measures slight changes in the frequency of the ultrasound waves as they bounce off moving objects, such as blood cells.