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Myths And Realities Of Ultrasound, In Pregnancy

First of all, it is very important to understand the way an ultrasound device works.

The ultrasound uses sound waves, which penetrate the tissues of the body, by placing the transducer accompanied by gel as a conductive medium and in this way the sound waves that bounce off the different organs are processed by the ultrasound devices in two-dimensional images.

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These images will give the doctor information about the size, shape, and texture of the body part, also in the case of pregnancy determine the condition of the baby, listen to his heart, see his movements and if possible observe the sex.

The images are interpreted by radiologists and sonographers, who will inform the patient about the different findings and make the study diagnosis.

An ultrasound scan usually takes 25-30 minutes, but it may take a little longer.

Many people say that ultrasound can cause diseases in the baby, that you don't have to do many because they hurt you and this causes fear and insecurity in your breast. However, Pregnancy Ultrasound can give you and your doctor valuable information about the status of your baby and its correct development.

Since we understood how ultrasound equipment works let's get into the subject of myths and realities.

- MYTH THE ULTRASOUND CAN DAMAGE THE BABY.

* REALITY ultrasound in a simple innocuous and painless technique. It does not involve radiation or exposure, for which it is safe for both the breast and the baby.

-MYTH: NO MORE THAN THREE ULTRASOUNDS MUST BE MADE.

* REALITY: It really depends a lot on the indication of your doctor, and it would have no risk to perform more ultrasounds, you have to keep in mind that the baby's development is constant and that there are risks and complications; such as multiple pregnancies, hypertension (high pressure in the mother), stunted baby growth, gestational diabetes, and bleeding.

- MYTH: THE ULTRASOUND OF THE FIRST QUARTER MUST BE TRANSVAGINAL.

* FACT: Although it is the favourite method by radiologists and sonographers before 12 weeks of pregnancy because it allows a sharper image, abdominal ultrasound can be done without any problem and as an example is the image taken in a baby of only 10 weeks of life.

- MYTH: 4D ULTRASOUND IS BETTER THAN NORMAL (2D).

* REALITY: this is false, most of the diagnoses that are made by ultrasound are made by means of 2D ultrasound or normal call, however, 4d ultrasound in Delhi allows us to see in three dimensions and in addition to the movements in real-time to babies, which allows us to see your body and face.

- MYTH: 4D ULTRASOUND CAN ONLY BE DONE AT THE END OF PREGNANCY.

* FACT: Ultrasound of this type is recommended between weeks 26 and 30 because the baby has the size to assess small details such as the mouth, nose, and fingers are his hands, but if they can be done when the babies are small.

- MYTH: THE ECOGRAPHY DETECTS THE BABY'S ANOMALIES.

* REALITY: true, although only in one part. Ultrasound is a diagnostic tool dependent on the ability and knowledge that the doctor has when conducting the study, this being very important, as well as the quality and resolution of the ultrasound equipment. There are studies that show that the ability to detect anomalies at close to 75%, which means that almost one in every 4 anomalies could go unnoticed.

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