Ultrasounds

Summary

  • Ultrasounds are harmless
  • Possible from 7 weeks of pregnancy
  • Ultrasounds in our practice
  • Insurance reimburses at least 4 ultrasounds
  • Extra ultrasounds are always possible on request

The first ultrasound is such a special moment in your pregnancy. You will then see the baby for the first time! This ultrasound takes place when you are between 7-11 weeks pregnant.

Multiple ultrasounds will be made during pregnancy.But you can always schedule extra ultrasounds if you like that yourself!

  • Most scans are made in our own practice at the Nicolaas Witsenkade.
  • The specialist ultrasounds (13- and 20-week ultrasound) are made in our ultrasound center Echopunt *.
  • You can watch on a large TV
  • You always receive a photo
  • We can also save the photos on a UBS stick
  • An ultrasound is not harmful to the pregnancy

We will explain the different ultrasounds



What do the abbreviations on the ultrasound mean?

EDLM: The First Day of your Last Period
G/P: How many times have you been pregnant (Gravida) and how many times have you given birth (Para)
A terme: This is your due date
CRL: crown rump length. The length from the baby's head to buttocks (tailbone).
BPD: Bi-Parietal Diameter. The distance from ear to ear.
HC: Head Circumference. The head circumference.
AC: Abdominal Circumference. The waist circumference.
FL: Femur Length. The length of the bone in the thigh.
EFW: Estimated Fetal Weight, the estimated child weight at the time of measurement.
Vrw: Amniotic fluid, the amount of amniotic fluid.


Ultrasounds can be made internally (through the vagina) or externally (through the abdomen):



* This is a collaboration between 7 obstetric practices. Through this cooperation and concentration of care, the ultrasound operators are so experienced and skilled that the highest demands are placed on an ultrasound operator.