This technology works by using sound waves that move too fast for the human ear to hear to create pictures of internal organs, and when you are pregnant, of your growing fetus. This is an exciting and painless procedure that has immeasurable benefits.

Sonograms can tell your doctor the following:

  • The age of the fetus
  • If the size of the fetus is appropriate for its age
  • The rate of growth
  • Location of placenta
  • Fetal position, movement, breathing and heart rate
  • Amount of amniotic fluid in the uterus
  • Number of fetuses present
  • Certain birth defects
  • The sex of the fetus (if you don't want to be surprised!)