Ultrasounds are performed in our offices by ultrasound technicians using high tech equipment. Most patients will undergo two routine ultrasounds in pregnancy. A vaginal probe is usually performed around 8 weeks to determine accurate dating and viability. A second ultrasound is performed around 20-24 weeks for complete fetal anatomy evaluation. Additional ultrasounds are performed based on medical need.
Remember that your insurance plan does not cover this service if there is not a medical need. Some medical conditions necessitate referral to maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) for extensive ultrasounds. This will be determined by your physician.