OB Ultrasound & 3D Ultrasound
An ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to produce images of the uterus that can be viewed on a monitor in the doctor's office. A gel is spread on the lower abdominal area and a handpiece is moved across the gelled area to produce the images. An ultrasound is most effective when performed on a full bladder. The procedure usually takes 30 to 60 minutes to perform.
This procedure is performed regularly throughout pregnancy in order to monitor the growth and development of the fetus, and can also identify the sex of the child and detect any birth defects or other major problems.
At One to One FemaleCare, PA, we are proud to offer all the newest ultrasounds in the comfort and convenience of our Morristown office. One to One FemaleCare, PA is an ultrasound facility you can trust since we are accredited with the highest designation, the AIUM accreditation.
We also offer the popular 3D ultrasound to our patients. Our experienced ultrasound technician will take you through a series of images which will show your baby's facial features, fingers, toes, and even capture their movements. These moving portraits will be featured as still shots on a DVD as a keepsake for you to have and cherish.
An ultrasound is a technique used to create images and monitor information about a growing fetus inside a woman's womb. Traditional two-dimensional, or 2-D ultrasound can provide a variety of information about a baby, including age, heart rate, and potential birth defects. While these 2-D ultrasound images are informative to doctors, the grainy black-and-white images don't offer much of a view of the baby inside the mother's womb.
Technological advances have allowed for the creation of three-dimensional, or 3-D ultrasound so expecting parents can get a detailed first look at their baby. Strictly elective, a 3-D ultrasound does not replace a diagnostic ultrasound to evaluate the gestational age and anatomy of the fetus. This recent technology, however, may enhance the fetal-maternal bonding experience.
Parents may be able to watch the baby turn, yawn or suck on a tiny finger. With its real-time capabilities, 3-D ultrasound helps to get a view of every one of the baby's movements.
Ultrasound in 3-D is just as safe as traditional 2-D ultrasound. In fact, it employs exactly the same sound waves to obtain images. The more advanced devices process the data in a more sophisticated way so each image contains more layers and provides a much fuller, more complete view of the baby.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertility may be attributed to the man, the woman, or both partners. Infertility does not mean that a couple is sterile. Approximately half of all couples who seek help for infertility will eventually conceive a child.
Several factors can play a role in infertility, including: age, sperm production or motility, ovulation disorders, blocked fallopian tubes or male factor infertility. Other lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol may also play a role.
The providers and staff at One to One FemaleCare realize that infertility can be an overwhelming time for couples trying to start a family. Infertility can be a troubling problem for couples trying to start a family. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available. Fertility medications can help a woman's infertility problems, while assisted reproductive technology, or ART, can assist the physical fertilization and/or insemination process. The patient should discuss their medical history and all fertility issues with the physician in order to determine the best approach.
Genetic testing can provide important information about potential risks for a future pregnancy, including determining if you carry or are at risk of carrying a certain genetic trait that could put you at higher risk for having a baby with a genetic disease or syndrome. The best time to have genetic testing is prior to making the decision to get pregnant. It is important to schedule a consultation with one of our providers at One to One FemaleCare to review genetic testing options three to six months before you decide to start a family or add another child to your family if you suspect you have any genetic risk factors.
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