Ultrasound and Genetics

Ultrasound is done during pregnancy to track the development of the fetus in the mother’s womb.  It is not only helpful in tracking down development but also helps to find out any fetal anomalies if there are any.Ultrasound reveals the heartbeat of the fetus, the radius of the head, the length of the hands and feet  and also his/her height and weight. If the baby is under or over developed it can be also detected in the ultrasound. There are various kinds of ultrasound that is done during pregnancy namely Transvaginal Ultrasound, 3-D Ultrasound, 4-D Ultrasound and  Fetal Echocardiography. While the sonography in the first trimester gives information about the fetal heartbeat,examines the placenta, uterus, ovaries, cervix, checks for multiple pregnancies, the sonography done in the second and third trimester reveals much important criterias like placental abruption, placental previa, characteristics of Down’s syndrome if there are any. The ultrasound in this stage also determines whether there is any congenital disease or birth defects or not. Genetics is not given enough importance before conceiving. As most of the pregnancies come unplanned passing on of genetic disorders from parents to the baby is very comman. Genetics disorders are also known as ‘recessive disorders’. Genetic screening is very important before having plans of getting pregnant. Some of the genetic disorders are Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia, Tay-Sachs Disease and Fragile X Disease.

  • Ultrasound
  • Genetics
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Fetal Anomalies
  • Clinical Utility of fetal echocardiography

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