Obstetric 19 Week
Ultrasound, uses high frequency sound waves to safely image the foetus or baby. In the 19 week obstetric ultrasound the physical development of your baby is examined, including the brain, face, lips, spine, arms, hands, legs, feet, umbilical cord, as well as internal organs such as the heart, stomach, kidneys, bladder and the gender if you wish. Please remember, that we can not give a guarantee in relation to the sex of your baby.
You will not be required to change for this scan. You will lie on your back during the study, The sonographer will ask you to lower your pants or skirt. A clear, warm, gel will be applied to your skin during the examination, this is to enable the ultrasound to penetrate the skin layer.
You and your partner or guest will be able to view the entire ultrasound examination on a wall mounted flat screen monitor. The sonographer will explain what you are seeing as the study progresses and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. After an initial assessment of the baby, the sonographer will ask you to empty your bladder. This may help move the baby into a better position for the scan, and will definitely make you feel more comfortable. At the completion of the study the sonographer will provide you with a number of glossy black and white photos of your baby as a memento.