Ultrasound works by using a “wand” or transducer to send sound waves through the body. The waves bounce back as they hit organs, tissues, and bones to create a visual image. There are two ways ultrasounds are performed:
Ultrasound is used to see how the fetus is developing and to check for potential problems. It also gives us information about things like fetal position, the age of the fetus, and how many there are. You may have at least one general sonogram during your pregnancy.