Importance of Ultrasound during Pregnancy – Dr. Gordana Kiproska

Most children are born healthy, but in the meantime, about 1-2 in 100 children are born with obvious structural abnormalities. It is precisely the ultrasound examination by which we can diagnose about 70% of serious abnormalities and 40% of minor abnormalities.
Ultrasound also provides information on fetal development, placenta position, and general information about the health of the unborn baby.

What are the most important and necessary ultrasounds during pregnancy:

  • Ultrasound for pregnancy diagnosis (6-11 weeks)
  • Nuclear Translucency Ultrasound / NT (11-14 weeks)
  • Second level ultrasound / fetal morphology (20-24 weeks)
  • Doppler ultrasound (24-40 weeks)

However, clinical experience shows that the fetus should be followed even with a simple developmental ultrasound during the other months of pregnancy. In cases where the mother or fetus has problems, more frequent ultrasounds may be needed as needed.


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