Our primary focus and concern for our patients are their physical health and safety. We strive to give the most advanced technology and accuracy in diagnostic testing and reporting available to healthcare providers. With this in mind, the following policy will be adhered to in regards to ultrasound testing …
Be 10 minutes early for your appointment. If you are late, you may be rescheduled.
Have a FULL bladder (unless told otherwise.) See instructions below.
Only two family members, maximum, are permitted in the room.
Please put away all cell phones during your ultrasound.
You will be given pictures of the baby when possible.
With all of our ultrasounds, we will do our best to see you at your scheduled appointment time, but we may be delayed on occasion due to urgent work-ins.
There is no prep needed for your first ultrasound(s). It will be transvaginal, which means a full bladder is not needed.
Be sure to have a full bladder and eat and drink 20-30 minutes prior to your appointment time. This ensures your baby is awake and moving around!
fetal survey / anatomy scan
You will need a full bladder. Eat and drink 20-30 minutes before the exam to ensure baby is awake and moving around. If you are referred to Maternal Fetal Medicine prior to this exam, we will not perform this ultrasound here at the Woman’s Clinic. This will be done at the hospital with Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Your bladder can be empty. Eat and drink 20-30 minutes prior to your appointment time to make sure baby is awake and moving around.
For all other OB ultrasounds (growth scans, fluid check, presentation, etc.), no prep is needed.
Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound
Please arrive with a full bladder. Drink 16-20 ounces of water at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.
TRANSVAGINAL PELVIC ULTRASOUND
There is no prep needed for this type of ultrasound. Just be on time or early!
SONOHYST / SIS / IUD INSERTION WITH ULTRASOUND
There is no prep needed for these types of ultrasounds. Please be on time or a few minutes early!
If I’m late for my ultrasound appointment, will I have to reschedule?
Please always arrive on time or early to your appointments. If you are late, you may be asked to reschedule.
How many people are allowed in my ultrasound?
We ask that a MAXIMUM of TWO guests be allowed to accompany you during your ultrasound. We know this is an exciting time for you, and we want to share in that joy! However, we also need to be able to evaluate you and your baby and communicate any findings without distraction.
Can my spouse or I take pictures or videos on our phones during the ultrasound?
No, cell phones are not allowed during your ultrasounds.