When is the best time to get a sonogram?

The best time to get an ultrasound is when you doctor recommends them. It is important to remember that an ultrasound is a medical procedure that it intended to check for complications and monitor development. Your doctor will recommend ultrasounds at different stages of pregnancy for various reasons.

- 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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