When having problems getting pregnant, another important component of fertility testing is ultrasound scanning. Ultrasound scanning is used to assess a woman’s reproductive health and is an essential part of determining causes of infertility.
How Ultrasound Scanning is Used
Ultrasound scanning is used in assessing your odds of getting pregnant by checking for physical developments in the uterus at different stages during your menstrual cycle.
In particular, this diagnostic fertility test measures the health of the pelvic area, including follicular development, endometrial thickness and also checks for irregularities such as uterine fibroids.
Ultrasound scanning provides a picture of the uterus and the ovaries. It can monitor if the eggs are developing properly and if they are being released from the ovaries. Ultrasound scanning can also check whether uterine abnormalities or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are affecting your ability of getting pregnant.
Ultrasound scanning is performed to assess fertility problems during women’s post-ovulation phase. It is part of the initial consultation process of fertility testing.
Also, ultrasound scanning can be used to test male fertility, including whether sperm is being stored and circulating through the system normally.
In addition, an ultrasound scan is used when a woman is pregnant. During pregnancy, an ultrasound scan is used in order to assess fetal development. An ultrasound scan is used when a woman first becomes pregnant, as well as later on during the pregnancy, generally between 18 and 22 weeks.
During pregnancy, an ultrasound is used to give a three-dimensional picture of your baby. An ultrasound provides a moving picture of your developing baby through the use of sound waves. The ultrasound machine then emits sound waves through the body, which in turn are reflected back and converted into images that can be viewed on a screen.
An ultrasound scan is also used during pregnancy in order to assess any developmental problems in your baby, which can be particularly important for women who have had trouble getting pregnant and who may have had fertility problems in the past.
Between eleven and fourteen weeks, an ultrasound scan can be used for chromosome abnormalities; at week 18 of pregnancy and onwards, an ultrasound scan can be used to evaluate the development of the fetus’s skull, brain, heart, lungs and kidneys.
At 30 weeks, the umbilical cord can be checked in order to assess whether the developing fetus is receiving the proper amount of nutrition she needs in order to develop at a healthy rate.