popular topics in ultrasounds

  • Pregnancy
    Ultrasounds
    Your First Ultrasound
    This ultrasound helps to accurately establish your baby's gestational age. This is particularly useful if you are not sure when your last menstrual period was, if you have irregular periods, or you became pregnant immediately after you stopped us...
  • face of human fetus at 20 weeks and 3 days
    Week 21 of Pregnancy
    You are 20 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe eyelids are still fused shut to protect your baby's developing eyes from prying fingers and toes. Deep within the brain, connections are starting to form to link the senses to those areas within the brain that are able to proce...
  • human fetus in amniotic sac at 19 weeks and 1 day
    Week 20 of Pregnancy
    You are 19 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis image shows the entire baby lying within the amniotic sac. Every finger and toe, and even the lower ribs in the chest, can be seen. Although the head is still quite large, the limbs are much more in proportion with the body. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 18 weeks and 6 days
    Week 19 of Pregnancy
    You are 18 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby appears to be quite thin on early scans. Fat reserves are not yet laid down underneath the skin, which can seem quite thin and almost transparent. An ultrasound image also highlights the underlying bony skeleton, enhancin...
  • ear of human fetus at 18 weeks exactly
    Week 18 of Pregnancy
    You are 18 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayLike your own ear, your baby's ear is made of soft and flexible cartilage. Although the outer ear is well developed at this stage, inner ear structures will not be mature enough to enable your baby to hear for about another five we...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 14 weeks and 6 days
    Week 15 of Pregnancy
    You are 14 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby is starting to swallow amniotic fluid more regularly: this enters the stomach (seen here as a dark circle in the center of the abdomen). The tiny bladder is also visible as a black fluid-filled structure within the lower ...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 12 of Pregnancy
    You are 11 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAt this stage the eye-not yet in its final position-still dominates the appearance of the face. The eye is not yet responsive to light and remains well protected behind the covering eyelid. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 11 weeks and 1 day
    Week 12 of Pregnancy
    You are 11 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayAlthough on a scan it might look as though the baby is resting on her back, the fluid in the amniotic sac means that she is floating in a near weightless environment and can easily move into any position within the uterus. ...
  • hand bones of human embryo at 8 weeks and 2 days
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe baby's hands (seen here) and feet are gradually developing and they are formed of cartilage, not bone at this early stage. In the center left, the fused rays of the hand plate that will become the fingers can be seen. The ribs ...
  • The Benefits of Having an Ultrasound During Pregnancy
    Ultrasounds
    Having an Ultrasound
    Having an Ultrasound Baby Talk Ultrasound is a way of using echoes of very high-frequency sound waves to build an image of the fetus on a computer monitor. It's a good bet you have no pictures of yourself while you were still in your mother's ut...