Gunnison Valley Health uses obstetrical ultrasounds to confirm that you
are pregnant. This type of ultrasound can be performed at any time during
your pregnancy, but the earliest an embryo is usually visible with a heartbeat
is approximately six weeks gestation. Throughout your pregnancy, an ultrasound
will be used to monitor the growth of your baby’s health.
Are obstetric ultrasounds safe?
Obstetric ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of a baby (embryo
or fetus) within a pregnant woman. It provides a clear picture of the
uterus and provides a lot of important information about your pregnancy.
Ultrasound imaging is noninvasive and doesn’t use radiation. It has
been used to evaluate pregnancy for nearly four decades and there has
been no evidence of harm to the patient, embryo, or fetus.
Benefits of an obstetrical ultrasound:
- Ultrasound is the preferred method for the monitoring of pregnant women
and their unborn babies.
- Ultrasound has been used to evaluate pregnancy for nearly four decades
and there has been no evidence of harm to the patient, embryo or fetus.
- Ultrasound allows the doctor to see inside the uterus and provides important
information about your pregnancy.
Leading edge ultrasound backed by compassion and commitment.
At Gunnison Valley Health, we provide advanced imaging services right here
in the Gunnison Valley. Our on-site radiologists and certified technologists
offer expertise, experience, and diagnostic excellence to the residents
and guests of our area.
For more information, speak to your OB/GYN, family physician or
contact Gunnison Valley Health's Diagnostic Imaging Department at (970) 641-7253.