Pregnancy Ultrasound

Pregnancy Ultrasound

Pregnancy Ultrasound services offered in Brownwood, TX

Ultrasounds are highly effective for tracking an unborn baby’s development while they’re still in the womb. Experienced sonographer Joyce Morris, RVT, and her colleagues at JerBear Imaging in Brownwood, Texas, perform medical ultrasounds for pregnant women and elective 3D/4D keepsake ultrasounds for parents to treasure. Call JerBear Imaging to discuss your pregnancy ultrasound needs or request an appointment online today.

What is a pregnancy ultrasound?

Ultrasound or sonography is a diagnostic imaging tool used during various stages of a woman’s pregnancy. An ultrasound allows your OB/GYN to track the child’s development and help identify problems that may occur as the pregnancy progresses.

During your pregnancy ultrasound, Joyce can determine:

  • That there’s a living embryo or fetus
  • How far along the pregnancy is
  • If the fetus has any abnormalities
  • What position the fetus is in
  • The placenta’s position
  • If there’s more than one fetus
  • How much amniotic fluid surrounds the baby
  • If there’s cervical opening or shortening
  • How well the baby’s growing

You can also use ultrasound images to identify your baby’s sex if you’d like to know before the delivery.

When should I have ultrasounds during pregnancy?

Most women have two pregnancy ultrasounds, one in the first trimester (up to week 12) and another between weeks 18 and 22.

If your pregnancy is high risk or your OB/GYN has any cause for concern about you or your baby, you might need additional scans.

How does pregnancy ultrasound work?

Ultrasound technology uses sound wave frequencies higher than the human ear can hear to create images of your internal organs and tissues. A handheld device (transducer) sends these sound waves through your body, where they bounce back from obstacles like the fetus.

The transducer’s sensitive receiver picks up the returning sound waves and sends the information to the ultrasound machine’s computer. Specialized software translates the sound wave information, creating a two-dimensional (2D) image.

Can I have copies of my pregnancy ultrasounds?

JerBear Imaging is happy to provide parents with copies of their pregnancy ultrasounds. The practice also offers an elective ultrasound service, allowing parents to obtain keepsake 3D/4D images of their unborn child.

Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound takes pictures from multiple angles and combines them to produce a life-like, detailed image of your baby. Four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound is a compilation of images from a 3D ultrasound, creating a short movie of your baby in motion.

Does pregnancy ultrasound hurt?

The majority of ultrasounds are external, taking place outside of the body. The only sensations you’ll likely feel throughout the scan are coolness from the gel on your skin and the transducer gliding over your abdomen. It’s highly unlikely you’ll feel any pain during an ultrasound.

Call JerBear Imaging to learn more about pregnancy ultrasound or request a consultation using the website’s online booking feature.