Your health professional may request a review ultrasound during the third trimester of your pregnancy if there is something in relation to your baby or your pregnancy that needs further assessment or investigation at a later stage in gestation.
A third trimester ultrasound will involve a transabdominal scan, where an ultrasound probe is placed on the lower abdomen.
During the transabdominal ultrasound, warm gel is applied, and the ultrasound probe is placed on the abdomen. Gentle pressure is applied to obtain clear images of the pelvic organs and fetal anatomy.
Occasionally a transvaginal ultrasound scan may also be required. This involves a small, thin probe being introduced a short distance into the vagina to better view the uterus and ovaries. This is a simple, painless and safe procedure.
Transvaginal scans are completely at the discretion of the patient and written consent is required.
On completion of your examination, you will receive a folio of still and 3D images from the scan. A comprehensive imaging report will be sent electronically to your referring health professional.