When women in India find out they are pregnant with girls, prenatal
care changes for the worse, according to research from the University of
California and Michigan State University.
An ultrasound (or sonogram) examination in pregnancy is a medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a person creating pictures (sonograms) of the organs being examined.
There are many parts of the uterus, placenta, amniotic fluid, and the fetus examined during the anatomic ultrasound examination around 20 weeksa of the pregnancy.
The following is a listing of indications for the anatomic ultrasound. An ultrasound can be of benefit in many situations in the second and third trimesters, including but not limited to the following circumstances.
When the pregnancy hits the 20th week of gestation, an anatomic ultrasound is often ordered. The ultrasound will be used to determine fetal anomalies, the babies size, weight and to measure growth ensuring the fetus is developing according to plan.