Ultrasound - Fetal Heart Follow-Up

This test uses sound waves to create follow-up images of your unborn baby's heart.

This test uses sound waves to create follow-up images of your unborn baby's heart.

This ultrasound uses sound waves to create follow-up images of your unborn baby's heart.

Your healthcare provider may order this ultrasound if a previous ultrasound was abnormal or there are concerns about your unborn baby's heart. Here are some things you should know before having an ultrasound.

  • You will be asked to drink water before the test. Having a full bladder will help make your unborn baby more visible.
  • Your healthcare provider can tell you other things you need to do to prepare.
  • You may want to wear a loose two-piece outfit, so you can remove just the bottom for the exam.
  • Ultrasounds are usually painless.
  • The exam usually takes 30 minutes.
  • Usually, only one ultrasound is needed for each pregnancy.

During the test, a technician will move a probe over your abdomen.

  • The probe will be covered with a clear gel.
  • The gel helps send the sound waves to the computer.

The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.
  • Why are you ordering this test? Will the test results change how we take care of my pregnancy? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Uterus Ultrasound
Ultrasound - Fetal Heart Follow-Up
Pregnancy Ultrasound
Pregnancy Evaluation
Heart Ultrasound
Fetal Heart

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