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Fetal Echo Ultrasound....

Have any of you ladies ever had one? What is it??? Is it bad?? Please scared!

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JrSmOm2005

Asked by JrSmOm2005 at 7:35 PM on Mar. 10, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Echocardiography assesses the heart's structures and function. A small probe called a transducer (similar to a microphone) is placed on the mother's abdomen and sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. When the transducer is placed in certain locations and at certain angles, the ultrasonic sound waves move through the mother's and baby's skin and other body tissues to the baby's heart tissues, where the waves bounce (or "echo") off of the heart structures. The transducer picks up the reflected waves and sends them to a computer. The computer interprets the echoes into an image of the heart walls and valves.

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    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Is that the vaginal one? If it is,its just used when you're under 20 weeks. It gives a better picture because they're so tiny
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 7:52 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • I am 23 weeks 6 days, they told me I was getting one because the couldnt get a clear picture of her heart. But from what I read it scared me. And I'm not sure which one I'm getting.
    JrSmOm2005

    Answer by JrSmOm2005 at 7:57 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

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