What can I expect during my ultrasound?

When you go in for an ultrasound, you may be asked to either remove your clothing and change into a hospital gown. An ultrasound technician will prep you for the ultrasound by putting gel on the area either on the inside or outside of your body and inserting or placing the transducer on the affected area. The gel may be uncomfortable, but there is usually no pain during the procedure. The sound waves create a picture that will be visible to you during the ultrasound. 

When do I get an ultrasound?

There are many times where you might need an ultrasound. 

During Pregnancy
Ultrasounds are used to monitor the progress of a fetus and are placed on the stomach. They can also be used to tell the sex of your child. 
Diagnose
Ultrasounds can be used to examine pelvic pain or to get images of the vaginal area, uterus, ovaries, or bladder. 

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Do you still have questions about ultrasound?

Can an ultrasound tell if my baby has a birth defect?

Yes. Ultrasounds can be used to detect any abnormalities your baby has, allowing you to get further testing if needed. 

How often do I need to get an ultrasound?

Your provider will determine how many ultrasounds you need during your pregnancy, but most women get an ultrasound at least once every trimester. You may also need to get an ultrasound if your provider determines you may have a women’s health condition like PCOS or endometriosis. 

Will my insurance cover an ultrasound?

Most insurance plans will cover ultrasounds. However, you should always check with your insurance provider to make sure! 

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Mile High OBGYN + Midwifery accepts most major insurance providers! If you have any questions about whether we accept your insurance or not, please reach out to us.

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