Life Forward performs Limited Obstetrical Ultrasounds. “What on earth does that mean?” You may be wondering. “I thought all ultrasounds were the same!”
Actually there are many different types of ultrasound examinations that look at a variety of things in the human body. So what is a Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound? Let’s break it down.
Limited: A limited examination is performed when a specific question requires investigation.
Obstetrical: Relating to childbirth and pregnancy
Ultrasound: Sound waves that are too high-pitched for the human ear to hear. With an ultrasound machine these sound waves are used to create an image.
This can be done by scanning an abdominal transducer over her belly or by inserting a trans-vaginal transducer into her vagina. We look on top of the belly when she is further along in pregnancy (above 11 weeks) and we look with the internal transducer when she is earlier in pregnancy (below 11 weeks)
What does this mean for Life Forward clients? The Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound exam that Life Forward offers involves taking images of a pregnant woman’s womb to investigate and answer specific questions about her pregnancy.