This test uses sound waves to obtain measurements of your unborn baby to check for chromosomal abnormalities (i.e., Down syndrome) or heart problems.
An obstetric ultrasound uses sound waves to create detailed images of your uterus and unborn baby.
Your healthcare provider may order this ultrasound during the first 3 months of your pregnancy to screen your unborn baby for:
Here are some things you should know before having an ultrasound.
In some cases, a technician will move a probe over your abdomen.
The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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