Pregnancy Weeks 20-22 – Standard Ultrasound

An ultrasound exam is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating a picture (sonogram) of the baby and placenta. Although the terms ultrasound and sonogram are technically different, they are used interchangeably and reference the same exam.

During your standard utlrasound appointment your doctor will be looking at:

– Diagnose fetal malformation
– Structural abnormalities
– Confirm multiples pregnancy
– Verify dates and growth
– Confirm intrauterine death
– Identify hydramnios or oligohydramnios – excessive or reduced levels of amniotic fluid
– Evaluation of fetal well-being
– Find out gender of baby

Information Provided by AmericanPregnancy.org