Many women are prescribed doppler ultrasound (USDG) during pregnancy to study blood vessels. The examination is also indicated if the woman has a late first pregnancy or there are suspicions of the occurrence of certain diseases. Ultrasound during pregnancy is recommended to facilitate the examination of conditions that affect the vessels: these are diseases that cause occlusion of the carotid arteries, as well as deep vein thrombosis, diseases of the hands and feet, varicose veins and various aneurysms.
In case of concerns about the intrauterine development of the unborn baby, if the mother has preeclapsia or high blood pressure (these conditions, due to the deterioration of blood flow through the umbilical cord, often negatively affect the development of the fetus), the doctor may prescribe fetal ultrasound. With the help of a computer, information is processed and a two-dimensional color image is created. It can be used to see if there are obstructions in the blood flow, for example, due to cholesterol deposits.
Modern devices, with the help of which ultrasound and Doppler studies are performed simultaneously, combineinformation about the movement of blood through the vessels. The device shows how blood flows through the vessels, the speed of blood flow. Such ultrasound during pregnancy can be useful in order to establish the diameter of the vessel and the amount of blockage, if any. The images are usually color coded and only a professional doctor will be able to read the chart correctly and see where the blood flow is blocked.
Many women ask themselves the question: what happens during this procedure? This study is performed in the ultrasound room by a specially trained specialist, it can also be performed by a vascular surgeon. The procedure lasts no more than 30 minutes, and it does not require the introduction of special drugs. Before starting the study, the doctor asks the patient to lie down on the table and slightly raise her head. It lubricates the examination area with a gel that improves the transmission of ultrasonic waves. The doctor presses the transducer against the skin (some patients find this procedure uncomfortable, but most do not experience any discomfort). The sensor sends signals to the computer, which are converted into an image. The whistling sound during the examination is the movement of blood in the body, and should not be frightened. Based on the results, pregnancy can be adjusted.
The first ultrasound is also very necessary for both the woman and her unborn baby. After all, only with the help of it, the doctor will be able to determine the state of he alth of the fetus, clarify the timing of pregnancy. The procedure not only helps to monitor pregnancy. A photo of the fetus is also alwaysinteresting to see future dad and mom.
It should be noted that you need to follow the doctor's recommendations. Therefore, you should not refuse if he prescribed an ultrasound scan during pregnancy. Moreover, there are no complications after the procedure. A woman can go about her usual activities and enjoy the process of bearing a child. In fact, ultrasound during pregnancy is a completely harmless procedure for both a pregnant woman and an unborn child.