Ultrasound

Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology

OBGYNs located in New Albany, MS

An ultrasound is a highly effective imaging tool used to diagnose conditions that affect your pelvic organs, determine when you’re most likely going to be fertile, and evaluate the health of your growing baby. At Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, you can undergo comprehensive 3D and 4D high-definition ultrasounds, right in the office in New Albany, Mississippi. You can schedule your ultrasound directly through the website, or you can call to speak with a team member.

Ultrasound Q & A

Why do I need an ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are one of the most common in-office imaging tests, especially for pregnant women. Ultrasound technology relies on high-frequency sound waves, rather than radiation, to create an image, so the imaging service is entirely safe and effective.

Your OB/GYN may recommend an ultrasound for diagnostic purposes, like if you’re experiencing pelvic pain or heavy bleeding. 

Ultrasounds are also an important part of preconception stages since your doctor can visually see your egg reserve and determine when follicles are fully developed. This can help improve your chances of conception, particularly if you’ve struggled with infertility in the past.

But routine ultrasounds are also necessary throughout your pregnancy to evaluate the health and development of your growing baby. Plus, if you’re at least 18-22 weeks pregnant, you can even opt for a fetal anatomy scan to find out your baby’s sex.

What happens during an ultrasound?

Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology provides high-definition 3D and 4D ultrasound imaging services, as well as a host of fetal monitoring. During your pelvic ultrasound, your provider places a clear gel onto your lower abdomen and glides the transducer over your belly and pelvic region.

Part of your ultrasound may involve a fetal well-being assessment known as a biophysical profile (BPP). This screening combines ultrasound and cardiotocography technology to check your baby’s movements, muscle tone, heart rate, and more. 

Depending on the reason behind your ultrasound, your practitioner may also perform a transvaginal ultrasound. This imaging test involves placing a thin transducer wand into your vagina for a clearer glimpse of your reproductive organs. 

How do I prepare for an ultrasound?

Little preparation is needed for an ultrasound. In some cases, though, you may need to arrive with a full bladder to help provide better images. But the team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology can let you know if this applies to you. 

If you’re pregnant and haven’t yet found out the sex of your baby, it’s something you should think about and discuss with your partner beforehand. The compassionate team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology can keep your gender results sealed so that you can use them for a gender reveal celebration, or wait for the surprise at delivery.

Book your ultrasound at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call the office to book your ultrasound right over the phone.