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You will be asked to lie face-up on a test table that can be easily moved or tilted. Then, a trained supervisor will apply a warm water-based gel to the abdomen. This gel will allow a secure contact with the body and eliminate air pockets between the skin and the probe, which can prevent the sound waves from passing into your body. The transducer is placed in such a way that it can be moved back and forth to capture the desired image.
Our team of experts at Motherhood Hospitals prefer abdominal ultrasound over vaginal ultrasound because vaginal ultrasound is restricted to the first trimester of pregnancy. In order to perform this procedure, your bladder needs to be emptied too.
Advantages of Obstetric Ultrasound
• Obstetric Ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure (no injections or needles)
• It may be temporarily uncomfortable, but it is never painful
• Obstetric Ultrasound is safe as it does not use any ionizing methods
• It is easy-to-use, widely available, and less expensive than other imaging methods
Why Choose Motherhood?
Our state-of-art ultrasound and scanning equipment is second to none. We also offer you the best maternity services currently available, courtesy our highly trained obstetrics team.
A Pelvic/Gynecology Ultrasound scan is the most useful imaging modality used to visualize the bladder and the pelvic organs. This is performed to monitor the development and health of the fetus or embryo. At Motherhood Hospitals, the pelvic ultrasound is performed in two methods including Transvaginal (via the vagina) and Supra-pubic (through a full bladder).
At Motherhood Hospitals, there is no specified preparation for the transvaginal ultrasound. This is usually employed to examine the pelvis, ovaries, or a part of the womb. You may be asked to either lie down on your back or on your side with knees bent and legs apart, or with your knees drawn up to your chest. The sonographer will lubricate a small probe (transducer) with gel and insert it in the vagina. It is a painless procedure, although you may feel a little uncomfortable during the procedure.
For Supra-Pubic Ultrasound, you may be asked to drink water before the test.This will help the sonographer to examine your ovaries and uterus comfortably. To perform the test, you may be asked to lie on your back on a test table. The sonographer will spread a warm water-based gel on your abdomen. Then, he/she will press and move the transducer back and forth to image the area of interest. Once the test is done, the sonographer will wipe off the gel. The entire test will take up to 30 minutes.
Why Choose Motherhood Hospitals for Gynecology Ultrasound?
At Motherhood Hospitals, we focus on providing the most comprehensive care to the mother and child. We offer various gynecological imaging services performed using ultrasound, which are executed perfectly safely.