Prenatal ultrasound allows you and your doctor to monitor the growth of your baby and the progress of your body’s readiness for birth. Most women have one done three or four times during pregnancy, usually at the following schedule:
- 7 weeks, to confirm a uterine pregnancy and determine the baby’s due date
- 13 weeks, to evaluate possible genetic problems
- 20 weeks, for a detailed anatomy evaluation. This is also the time when the gender can be discovered, if you wish to know. (Unique to Fort Sanders Women’s Specialists: our high-risk pregnancy partners also evaluate this ultrasound.)
Additional studies may be scheduled, depending on your unique case.