ULTRASOUND

If you have tested positive on a pregnancy test, the next questions you may have are:

  • How far along am I?
  • Is it a boy or a girl?
  • Is there a fetal heartbeat?

All of these questions can be answered through the ultrasound service we offer. Once you have a positive pregnancy test, you may qualify for an ultrasound. We are happy to answer any questions you have throughout your ultrasound appointment and help you through the process. We use a Phillips HD11XE Sonogram machine that allows us to see the baby's anatomy and to determine prenatal treatment.

 

What to look for in an ultrasound:

 

Week 1. Conception; the baby is smaller than a grain of sugar, but the instructions are present for all that this person will ever become.

Week 2. The baby attaches and burrows securely into the wall of it's mothers womb.

Week 3. The baby's blood vessels and sex cells form. Foundations of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system are laid.

 

Week 4. The baby's heart has begun to beat. Eyes, ears, and lungs begin to form.

Week 5. Tiny arms and legs appear, as well as the baby's face. The baby's blood is now separate from the mother's.

Week 6. Tiny fingers and toes develop. The baby's brain is divided into 3 parts for emotion and language, hearing, and seeing. 

Week 7. Buds of the baby's milk teeth appear. 99% of the muscles are present, and brain activity is detectable. 

Week 8. The baby begins spontaneous movement and is now well proportioned, about the size of a thumb. Every organ is present, but immature. The skull, elbows, and knees are forming.

Week 9. If prodded, hands and eyelids close. Genitalia become visible, indicating whether the baby is a boy or a girl. Muscular movement begins. 

Week 10. The baby's fingerprints begin to form. Nerve and muscle connections have tripled. Eyelids fuse together temporarily to protect the baby's delicate developing eyes.

Week 11. The baby "practices" breathing and facial expressions, even smiling. The baby can also urinate and stomach muscles can contract.

Week 12 The baby is now 3 inches in length and weighs 2 oz. with fine hair on the face. The baby is able to swallow and feels and responds to skin stimulation.


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