Dating ultrasound what to expect
“She put warm gel on my belly and then rubbed the transducer—it looks a bit like a microphone—over my belly.At the end, she called in my husband, and showed us the baby’s head, heart and back, and told us that she couldn’t really see the baby’s sex because of the position,” explains Field. While an ultrasound is not painful, you may feel discomfort as the technician presses down against your belly or moves the transducer around in your vagina.The technician didn’t say anything at the time and she was surprised to get a phone call from her family doctor a few days later.“I was especially surprised because I’d been seeing a midwife during the pregnancy,” Van Delst says.
“I have to admit I watch the technician’s face for any clues that she might be concerned because I know they wouldn’t tell me,” says Van Delst.
If there is a concern, you may learn about it in a few days or at your next appointment.