Pregnancy Ultrasound What To Expect, Purpose & Result

Ultrasound is a painless and safe test that uses sound waves to create images of the inside of your body. 

During pregnancy, ultrasound is used to check the baby’s development, position in the uterus (womb), and estimate the due date 

Ultrasound may also be used to check for twins or other problems with the pregnancy. 

You may have an ultrasound in your doctor’s office, or you may be referred to a facility that offers ultrasound. 

An ultrasound tech will apply a gel to your abdomen and then move a hand-held device called a transducer over your skin. 

The transducer emits sound waves that bounce off the organs and 

tissues inside your body and are translated into images on a computer screen.