Wear a comfortable 2- piece outfit (top and bottom) to easily expose your tummy for an ultrasound. You can eat as usual. You will be asked to drink at least one litre of water 1 hour before your appointment to ensure that you have a full bladder for the transabdominal ultrasound.
Yes. None of the pregnancy Ultrasound Scans is harmful to you or the baby. Ultrasounds have been used for many years to monitor pregnancies. There is no radiation used in an ultrasound. It does not cause any health problems for the patient or the baby.
You will be asked to lie on your back with your tummy exposed. The sonographer will cover the examined area with ultrasound gel which guarantees smooth movement of the probe over the skin. An image of your baby will appear on the screen. You will get a 2D picture to take home with you.
Yes. The clear ultrasound gel is not toxic and is safe during your ultrasound scan. It does not stain or otherwise ruin your clothes. It has no spermicide and can be used for fertility cases without effect on sperm and conception.
You might be asked to walk around a little to encourage the baby to move to a more favorable position. If the baby's position still needs to be improved, we will reschedule your appointment free of charge.