But its possible you will need a transvaginal ultrasound, meaning that the transducer is placed inside your vagina. Transvaginal ultrasounds may be necessary in very early pregnancy, to look at the shape of your uterus, if youre obese or if your medical team has trouble seeing things with a transabdominal ultrasound.
Where is the ultrasound probe placed during pregnancy?
For a transabdominal procedure, a clear gel will be placed on the skin of your belly (abdomen). The transducer will be moved over the area and pressed against the skin. For a transvaginal ultrasound, you will need to lie on your back.
What kind of ultrasound do they do during pregnancy?
Transvaginal ultrasound. Transvaginal ultrasounds are used most often during early pregnancy. This type of ultrasound also might be done if a transabdominal ultrasound didnt provide enough information.
How many types of ultrasound are there during pregnancy?
There are two main kinds of ultrasound used during pregnancy—transvaginal and transabdominal.
How do I know the position of my baby in the womb?
The best way of finding out which position the fetus is in is by talking to a doctor or midwife. At each appointment during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, a doctor or midwife should feel the womans abdomen to check the position of the fetus.
How can you tell where the baby is in the womb?
Here are some of the tell-tale signs of different positions. If you have a lump to the left or the right at the top of your tummy, try pressing gently on it. If you feel your babys whole body move, that suggests hes in a head-down position. You may also notice that you feel his hiccups below your belly button.
What birth defects can be seen in ultrasound?
Congenital heart defects are not uncommon. Its hard to predict them because we frequently see small holes inside the heart when an ultrasound is performed. Often these holes disappear by the time the baby is born .Most common birth defectsSpina bifida.Club feet.Cleft lip.Kidney defects.Jan 27, 2015