1st Trimester ( less than 12 weeks) 

  • Fetal viability

  • Due date

  • Limited anatomical screen

A full bladder is required.  Please drink 3-4 glasses of water 1/2- 1 hour before your exam.  We realize this may be uncomfortable...every effort will be made to complete your exam in a timely manner.  Endovaginal ultrasound is often required to properly document early pregnancy (less than 8 weeks).  If this is necessary,  you will be asked to empty your bladder.  A specialized transducer will be inserted a short distance into the vagina, and images acquired utilizing this method.  

2nd Trimester Detailed Anatomical Scan (18-22 weeks)

  • Detailed assessment of fetal anatomy and growth

  • Evaluation of maternal pelvis 

A full bladder is required to visualize the cervix.  Once these initial images have been obtained you may empty your bladder and resume the test.

3rd  Trimester (28 weeks +)

  • Biophysical Profile (health and well being of fetus

  • Biometry (monitoring of fetal growth

  • Placentation

A full bladder is required to visualize the cervix. Once these initial images have been obtained you may empty your bladder and resume the test.