ultrasound 

Ultrasound Basics: Standard, 3D or 4D?

Some independent facilities offer 3D and 4D ultrasounds as pregnancy keepsakes. Credit: Getty Images
When scheduling an ultrasound with your obstetrician during a routine pregnancy, don't think of it as your baby's first photo.
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Obstetricians use ultrasound -- or sound waves that are converted into pictures -- to look for congenital physical problems and to check for multiple pregnancies.

12 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Your baby weighs about one ounce now. Credit: GE Healthcare You may get your first look at baby this week at your first trimester ultrasound. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends nuchal translucency...

13 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Check with your health care provider before using stretch mark treatment products. Credit: GE Healthcare By now, if you're having twins (or more!), you should know it, as either a blood test or ultrasound can confirm a multiple...

20 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Are you having a boy or a girl? Now's the time to find out (if you want to find out!). Credit: GE Healthcare
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British Soccer Star Has Ultrasound Party

Coleen and Wayne Rooney shared their ultrasound with friends and family. Credit: X17online
For most, childbirth and everything leading up to it is a private affair. For others, it's a public display of affection. Wayne and Coleen Rooney, a...

Technology Lets Parents 'Hold' Unborn Baby

New technology takes ultrasound imaging to the next level. Image: sxc.hu
Since the 1980's, the use of ultrasound technology has become commonplace in the obstetrician's office. Using sound waves to create an image, the information doesn't just...

Who (or What) Did Your Fetus Look Like?

All newborns look like deformed lizards. For whatever reason, parents just don't realize it (otherwise, why would they take the screaming little lizard home from the hospital with them?) But what about before they come out of the womb? Who -- or what...

Does more morning sickness mean you're having a girl?

Second trimester ultrasounds have taken the guesswork out of pregnancy. If you want to know if you should paint the nursery blue or a sweet shade of pink, all you have to do is ask. But for couples who choose not to find out the sex of their baby or...

Nicole wept at ultrasound

Finally, after all this time, Nicole Kidman and I have something in common. The Oscar-winning actress is set to become a mom this year, and like me, she cried at her ultrasound. Sound silly, but it's true--an ultrasound can be one of those...

Jesus shows up in another Ultrasound

A couple of years ago, a woman got a picture from her ultrasound and was very surprised to see the face of Jesus hovering over her baby. Now a woman in Ohio has apparently witnessed the second coming. Well, the second appearance of Jesus in an...

Image of the Day: It all begins here

Gazing your baby's ultrasound picture is a magical experience. It doesn't matter whether it is your very first child or your fifth, just being able to view the physical presence of the small life growing within a womb is absolutely amazing! A big...

Possibly pregnant: anaconda gets an ultrasound

How do you tell if a fourteen-foot-long snake from the Amazon rainforest is pregnant? You don't try to get it to pee on a stick, that's for sure. I wouldn't recommend being cheeky and asking either, unless you want to become lunch. That's the dilemma...

Mother-to-be has Jesus in her belly

My mother-in-law was convinced that Jared waved at her. In the ultrasound. There was something that could have been an arm and it might have moved... but she was certain he waved at her. People see what they want to see, it seems. That was, I think,...

The ups and downs of a diagnosis

The past few weeks have been a puzzlement for our family as we have waited for a diagnosis for our nine-year-old daughter. Initially I feared she had developed an eating disorder, rather disheartening considering she is so young. Then doctor...

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