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USG Foetal Well Being (OBS) is a type of scan that is usually performed at about 32 weeks of pregnancy. It is reserved for women with issues during pregnancy such as pre-eclampsia, diabetes, stillbirth and growth restrictions.

What is USG Foetal Well Being (OBS)?

The obstetric ultrasound scan (OBS), also called prenatal ultrasound scan, examines the genetic conditions or congenital disabilities.

  • Obstetric ultrasound is an ultrasound of the mother’s pelvis which produces a picture of the uterus with the fetus.
  • It displays the fetal growth and movement
  • It also shows whether the quantity of amniotic fluid is sufficient, and checks for improper functioning of the placenta.
  • OBS validates whether the bloodstream to the fetus and placenta is adequate.

Other abnormalities can also be discovered using USG Foetal Well Being.

How Is USG Foetal Well Being (OBS) Performed?

A small probe is used during the USG foetal well-being scan that passes sound waves inside a woman’s body.

  • The sonogram (images) get displayed on the computer screen.
  • The sonographer in-charge can then explain to you the importance of the sonograms.
  • Abdominal ultrasound requires a gel to be applied on the abdomen which allows sound-waves to travel from the transducer to the uterus.
  • The bladder should remain full during this operation
  • A vaginal ultrasound, although hardly performed, requires the bladder to stay empty to take place.

Side-effects/Risks Of USG Foetal Well Being (OBS)

No have been identified in a USG foetal wellbeing scan.

Preparation Before Performing USG Foetal Well Being (OBS)

There are no special requirements for USG Foetal Echocardiography; however:

  1. If you have any past medical records with heart defects, always bring those during the test.
  2. It can take about thirty minutes to two hours to examine depending on what the doctors discover.
  3. Bring a caregiver if you have small children.

Post-care After USG Foetal Well-Being (OBS)

Physical abnormalities, if present identifies birth-defects or genetic issues.

  1. The doctor might further prescribe amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
  2. Specific birth-related defects can be confirmed or entirely denied by these tests.

For more information, download the mfine app and consult gynecologists online.

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