You'll have a second ultrasound to check the baby's development (and gender if you're interested), and some women have amniocentesis performed if there is any reason to believe that something may be amiss with the developing fetus.
Between 10 and 14 weeks of pregnancy, physicians may use an ultrasound to look for a thickness at the nuchal translucency, a pocket of fluid in back of the embryo's neck, which may indicate a cardiac defect in 55 percent of cases.
There are no complications per se from the tests themselves with the exception of unfavorable test results or supine (lying horizontality on the back) hypotension secondary to a pregnant woman lying on her back for an ultrasound.
When OI occurs as a new dominant mutation and is found inadvertently on ultrasound, it may be difficult to confirm the diagnosis until after delivery since other genetic conditions can cause bowing and/or fractures prenatally.
The decision to have prenatal surgery is made on the basis of detailed ultrasound imaging of the fetus, including an echocardiogram that uses ultrasound to obtain images of the fetal heart, as well as other diagnostic tools.
Such monitoring may include frequent visits with the primary caregiver, tests to monitor the medical problem, blood tests to check the levels of medication, amniocentesis, serial ultrasound examination, and fetal monitoring.
Although an invasive one, the procedure is relatively straightforward and is performed with the aid of abdominal ultrasound technology to enable the physician to see the exact location of the needle as it passes through the abdomen.
They should be doing an ultrasound in a couple of weeks.
Long before the ultrasound, she was certain that her problem was pregnancy.
She thought when she asked him if he wanted to go with her for the twelve week ultrasound that he would say no, but he didn't.