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If your appointment is for a pregnancy test, you will be asked to collect a small amount of urine in a specimen cup and place it behind a small specimen collection door. That's all you have to do. Your Patient Care Assistant will take it from there. You will have the results in just a few minutes. Your Patient Care Assistant will then be available to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and provide any additional resources you may need.
If your appointment is for an ultrasound, you will need to drink water before your appointment to ensure a full bladder for the abdominal scan. Your patient Care Assistant will guide you through any necessary paperwork and answer the questions you may have, and our licensed, experienced sonographer will perform the ultrasound.
For many women, especially after 8 weeks gestation, sufficient information about their pregnancy may be obtained with transabdominal ultrasound only. However, in early pregnancy, a transvaginal ultrasound may be required to get better images and gather the information needed. A transvaginal ultrasound is safe and commonly performed during all stages of pregnancy, and will not harm you or your baby. You will always have a choice about whether a transvaginal ultrasound is performed. If you prefer not to have one performed, a rescan may need to be scheduled in order to obtain the necessary information for confirming a pregnancy.
Transabdominal ultrasound involves scanning through your lower abdomen. A small amount of ultrasound gel is put on the skin of the lower abdomen, with the ultrasound probe then scanning through this gel. The gel helps to improve contact between the probe and your skin.
Transvaginal ultrasound is an internal ultrasound. It involves scanning with the ultrasound probe placed in the vagina. A transvaginal ultrasound usually produces better and clearer images of the female pelvic organs including the developing pregnancy, because the ultrasound probe lies closer to these structures.
The thin transvaginal ultrasound probe is sterilized according to careful medical recommendations and is covered with a disposable protective sheath. A small amount of ultrasound gel is placed on the end of the probe. The probe is then gently inserted a short distance into the vagina.