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When is the best time to get a sonogram?

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I believe this depends on your doctor. With my first couple I had ultrasounds at 20 weeks. That was standard "back then". With my oldest I had a late sonogram because they were worried baby was too big to deliver.

After my miscarriages, I would get an early ultrasound just to see how the pregnancy was progressing from the get-go.


- Early ultrasounds can be done to confirm of date your pregnancy.

- A fetal anatomy scan is usually done around 20 weeks to check how the baby is developing and your doctor can check the gender at this point.

- Some tests are also performed via ultrasound, such as the Nuchal Scan. These tests are done at specific times of gestation to help diagnose complications.

- Late in pregnancy ultrasound may be used to check the position of the baby , the fluid levels and the placenta.

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When is the best time to get a sonogram?
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