You'll experience a few ultrasounds during some of your many pregnancy doctor's visits. Although this screening is most famously known for giving you a sneak peek at your child and learning their gender, there are some things you didn't know your could learn about your baby in an ultrasound. The technological advances have been able to prepare expecting parents for issues with their baby that they may not have otherwise learned until after the baby was born. Being able to plan for any medical attention the baby could need soon after birth gives parents and doctors a chance to work together in advance.
Chances are, you are only going to have two ultrasounds throughout the course of your pregnancy. The information gathered from these routine procedures is usually enough to gather the necessary information about your baby's growth and development. But should you need additional imagine, Baby Center noted that, "a follow-up test shows that a suspicious ultrasound is no cause for concern. But in the unlikely event that your baby has a health problem, the information from the ultrasound can help your practitioner determine how to give your baby the best outcome possible."
But you don't have to wonder what is being examined while your belly is scanned with a gooey wand. These seven things you didn't know you could learn about your child in an ultrasound will keep you in the know.