What is Prenatal Ultrasound Imaging?
Prenatal ultrasound imaging is the use of ultrasound scans during pregnancy. This facility was introduced in the late 1950s and since then this has been a very vital diagnostic tool in Obstetrics. It has been estimated that nearly 70% of the women in the United States have the prenatal ultrasound exams during their pregnancy. Ultrasound is also routinely used at 16 weeks to date the pregnancy from then on, to check the development of the fetus. Other than the fact that ultrasound is very important to check the growth and development of fetus, it also gives the opportunity to the parents to view their babies before they are born. The sensation that the parents would feel when they get the first glimpse of their fetal babies brings a fascinating reality and probably adds a new dimension to the parental experience of pregnancy and childbirth. If you visit a health care center then there are many types of ultrasound imaging available which the doctor will choose from depending on the stage