Sonography exams help to check the fetal development and identify various medical conditions during pregnancy. For surrogate mothers it is rather a key performance indicator of their job’s progress
As soon as surrogacy program results in a surrogate’s pregnancy, we will start scheduling and coordinating a number of ultrasound appointments for your selected surrogate mother.
In fact, the first ultrasound to confirm her pregnancy will be arranged in 20-30 days after an embryo transfer. It is a secure way for doctors to check if the fetus has a heartbeat.
Later, between 15th and 20th week of surrogate’s pregnancy, the attending physician will be able to determine the baby’s gender using ultrasound.
It is vital to arrange a prenatal test for genetic disorders within the first trimester; the modern solutions combine both blood test and ultrasound methods. Then, during the second and third trimesters, the doctors will also use ultrasound screening to follow the development of baby’s organs and body systems.
In the last weeks of pregnancy, shortly before delivery, we will perform a 3D or 4D ultrasound scan. It is an amazing experience for the intended parents. They let you see your baby’s face for the first time.
Your personal manager will regularly upload all ultrasound reports, images and videos to your program’s web portal.
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What kind of information do ultrasound scans provide?
In the first trimester, a typical obstetric ultrasound examination includes:
Identification of the embryo and/or yolk sac
Gestational sac size, location, and number (e.g. for multiple gestations)
Measurement of fetal length (a.k.a. the crown-rump length)
Embryonic / fetal cardiac activity, assessment of their anatomy
Evaluation of the fetal nuchal fold
Evaluation of the maternal uterus, tubes, ovaries, and surrounding structures
In the second and third trimester of pregnancy, an ultrasound exam normally deals with:
Gestational age assessment
Fetal weight estimation, anatomical survey, cardiac activity
Fetal position relative to the uterus and cervix
Location and appearance of the placenta, including site of umbilical cord insertion
Amnionic fluid volume