Ultrasounds are one of the highlights of pregnancy.

This is the Ultrasound generation and it has been noted that ultrasound photos get more likes than any other Facebook posts and when you are expectant parents you get hooked on them. The traditional ultrasound procedure involves placing gel on your abdomen to work as a conductor for the sound waves. Dr. Berios uses a transducer to produce sound waves into the uterus. The sound waves bounce off the bones and tissue returning back to the transducer to generate black and white images of the foetus.

Ultrasounds are diagnostic procedures that detect or aid in the detection of abnormalities and conditions related to pregnancy.

An ultrasound exam may be performed throughout pregnancy for the following medically-necessary reasons:

First Trimester

  • Confirms Viable Pregnancy
  • Confirms heartbeat
  • Measures the Crown-Rump length or gestational age
  • Confirm molar or ectopic pregnancies
  • Assess gestation

Second Trimester

  • Diagnose Foetal Malformation
  • Weeks 12-14 for characteristics of potential Down Syndrome
  • Weeks 18-20 for congenital malformation
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Confirm multiples pregnancy
  • Verify dates and growth
  • Confirm intrauterine death
  • Identify hydramnious – excessive or reduced levels of amniotic fluid
  • Evaluation of foetal well-being

Third Trimester

  • Identify placental location
  • Confirm intrauterine death
  • Observe foetal presentation
  • Observe foetal movements
  • Identify uterine and pelvic abnormalities of the mother

A 4-D or Dynamic 3-D Ultrasound uses specially designed scanners to look at the face and movements of the baby prior to delivery.

Should Dr. Berios detect any serious problems, you will be given plenty of support to guide you through all the available options necessary.