If you’re pregnant, or suspect you might be pregnant, an ultrasound is the ideal way to determine the condition of pregnancy. The licensed board certified gynecologist at Rose Women’s Medical Center in Franklin Park, Illinois offers flexible scheduling for ultrasound appointments. You can either call the clinic to book your ultrasound, or make an appointment through the online scheduling system. Rose Women’s Medical Center offers affordable all-inclusive medical abortion services (the abortion pill) for $380.
An ultrasound is a safe type of imaging that shows a real-time glimpse of your uterus and surrounding internal organs. You might need an ultrasound to determine the condition of pregnancy, intrauterine and ectopic.
Yes. A traditional transabdominal ultrasound is generally the primary type of ultrasound used for pregnancy. During a transabdominal ultrasound, your provider covers your abdomen with a thin layer of gel. This gel helps sound waves move, which is essential for clear ultrasound images. During the ultrasound, they move the handheld device across your belly to gather images of your uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
Your gynecologist will advise you when you might need the following:
To prepare for your ultrasound, you typically have to drink several glasses of water about half an hour before your appointment. This ensures that your bladder is full during imaging. You need a full bladder in most cases because the sound waves that produce the image during an ultrasound move more easily and transmit information better though liquid.
If you’re having both types of ultrasounds, you usually start with a full bladder for the transabdominal ultrasound, then partially or fully empty your bladder for the transvaginal ultrasound.
Make an appointment for your ultrasound at Rose Women’s Medical Center by calling the office or by using the online scheduler.