Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reef's Sonogram


Oma was thrilled to accompany Baby Reef’s parents and Grandma Wendy to the doctor’s appointment for a routine sonogram. I was even more pleased to hear that all was progressing well and normally!  Doctor believes that Reef will be a big baby - eight pounds or more.

The Ultrasound scans send high-frequency soundwaves through your uterus (womb). The soundwaves bounce off the baby as echoes. These echoes are turned into an image on a screen that shows your baby's position and movements.

Hard tissues, such as bone, reflect the biggest echoes. These appear white in the image, and soft tissues appear grey. Fluids, such as the amniotic fluid that your baby lies in, appear black, because the echoes go through them. The person performing the scan (sonographer) will look at these shades to interpret the images.

A sonogram is the picture taken during the ultrasound. The sonogram is a "still-shot" of the fetus.

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