Prenatal Ultrasound Services at LifeSprings Women's HealthcareDuring your pregnancy, you will have several ultrasounds to monitor your baby’s growth. Below is information regarding when and why you may have an ultrasound.

Our High-Resolution Ultrasound Services

At LifeSprings Women’s Healthcare, in addition to standard, two-dimensional images, we also offer 3D and 4D ultrasound images.

3D and 4D Ultrasound Services

3D and 4D ultrasound images are available as an optional service. Images of your baby are captured on a CD that you can take home. This allows you to download the images to share and save forever, share your images on social networks and with family and friends. 

Please note this service will not be billed to your insurance provider and is an an additional fee that must be paid by you prior to having the ultrasound. Currently, this service is available only on certain days of the week. Please call our office at (865) 365-4233 for more information.

Prenatal Ultrasound Schedule

First Trimester (Up to the end of week 12)

During the first trimester, we will:

  • Determine your baby’s due date
  • See if you have one or more babies and check your placenta
  • Diagnose an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage
  • Examine the uterus and other pelvic anatomy
  • In some cases detect if something is wrong with your baby

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Second Trimester (13-27 weeks pregnant)

Next, ultrasound is used in your second trimester to:

  • Confirm the due date (a due date set in the first trimester is rarely changed)
  • See if you have one or more babies and check your placenta
  • Help perform tests, such as an amniocentesis
  • Examine your baby for any problems with his or her body 
  • Check the amount of amniotic fluid (the fluid surrounding your baby)
  • Monitor blood flow from you to the baby
  • See your baby’s behavior and activity
  • Measure the length of your cervix
  • Monitor your baby’s growth

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Third Trimester (28 weeks pregnant until delivery)

Finally during your third trimester, we’ll:

  • Monitor your baby’s growth
  • Check the amount of amniotic fluid
  • Determine the position of your baby
  • Examine your placenta

Additional studies may be scheduled, depending on your unique case.

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Learn More

For more information about pregnancy services offered at our office, call (865) 365-4233Click here for more information about our office.

You can also find more information about pregnancy and childbirth, by clicking here.