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What can a prenatal ultrasound show?

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The ultrasound can be used during pregnancy to show images of the baby, amniotic sac, placenta, and ovaries. Major anatomical abnormalities or birth defects are visible on an ultrasound. Later in pregnancy, ultrasound may be used to determine the:

  • Health of the baby
  • Placenta location
  • Amount of amniotic fluid around the baby
  • Position of the baby
  • Baby's expected weight

From: Prenatal Ultrasound WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on November 04, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/04/2018

SOURCE: The March of Dimes.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on November 04, 2018

SOURCE: The March of Dimes.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on November 04, 2018

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