Expert ultrasound – Obstetrical

Expert ultrasound  examination provides a detailed overview of all organs and fetal  structures during the second trimester (between the 22nd and 24th weeks)  of the pregnancy. Along with the ultrasonic examination, all doppler  measurements are performed. The review is completely painless and lasts  about 30 minutes.


This review is one of the most important ultrasound examinations in pregnancy and is routinely performed for all pregnant women.


•  Expert ultrasound examination during the second trimester is performed  by a transabdominal approach (“via the stomach”). It is performed by the  patient lying on the bed for examination, after which the doctor puts a  special gel on the surface of the ultrasound probe. The probe is a  small plastic device that sends and receives ultrasound waves and is  placed on the patient’s abdomen. This examination can also be carried  out with a transvaginal approach (by placing a probe in the vagina).

•  This procedure provides a detailed ultrasound examination of all the  organs and structures of your baby during its development. During this  examination, the doctor assesses in detail the different parameters that  indicate the degree of development of the fetus (appearance and head of  the head, brain, face and lips, heart, chest, diaphragm, abdomen and  organs in the abdominal cavity, urinary bladder and stomach, spine and  limb, hand and foot)

• In addition, the length of the cervix, the  appearance and uterus of the uterus, the total number of fetal in the  uterus, the position of the placenta, the amount of water, heart rate  and heart rate (pulse) of the fetus, are examined and determined.


The examination does not carry a risk for the fetal or for the mother.


• Do not eat 4 to 5 hours before the examination (the last meal before the examination should be light).

• Drink 3-4 glasses of water (within half an hour) or tea without sugar and then do not go to toilet.

• A few days before the ultrasound examination, do not eat the food that overcomes: beans, cabbage, kale …

•  If transvaginal ultrasound is performed, do not drink the liquids four  hours before examination. It is not necessary for the bladder to be full  as transabdominal ultrasound. If an ultrasound examination is necessary  to perform a transabdominal and transvaginal approach, a transabdominal  approach is first done.

• Take with you all previous medical records.


You can return to your usual daily activities.