We offer a wide range of obstetric ultrasound services which are easily and safely performed onsite. We pride ourselves on having in house ultrasound technicians that can have your ultrasound images immediately viewable to collaborate directly with your provider. When scheduled for an ultrasound, if you have small children, please find alternative childcare during this appointment.
OB Ultrasound is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive, diagnostic tool which utilizes high frequency sound waves to create images used to identify or rule out problems. The procedure can be performed transabdominally or transvaginally, depending on various clinical circumstances. In a transvaginal ultrasound, a thin probe is inserted into the vagina for better visualization.
An OB ultrasound will aid our doctors throughout your pregnancy. Early in your pregnancy, our physicians or sonographer can confirm the viability of the fetus by visualizing the baby’s heartbeat, identify multiple pregnancies, and determine an accurate due date. As your pregnancy progresses, ultrasounds are utilized to screen for fetal anomalies, to diagnose problems such as bleeding, and to monitor proper fetal growth and well-being.
A GYN ultrasound is used to examine the anatomy of the cervix, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, and helps identify various problems and abnormalities. Commonly, it is a great diagnostic tool for evaluating pelvic pain, infertility, and abnormal uterine bleeding. A GYN ultrasound can also be used to screen for ovarian or uterine cancer, diagnose uterine fibroids, and detect cysts and masses.
For your convenience and for the most thorough evaluation, when scheduling, it is our goal to be able to coordinate your physician visit with your ultrasound.
Bellingham OB/GYN collections the following deposits (due at check in) for ultrasound:
Confirmation of pregnancy ultrasound: $100
Anatomy ultrasound: $50
Nuchal Translucency ultrasound: $50
*If you have state insurance for your primary or secondary insurance, these deposits will not be collected.
**There is NO videotaping or photography allowed to be taken during the ultrasound exam.
3D Keepsake Ultrasounds are now offered to patients of Bellingham OB/GYN. 3D Keepsake Ultrasounds are non-diagnostic ultrasound that patients can get anytime between their 28th – 32nd week of pregnancy.
3D Keepsake Ultrasounds are special because you get to see your baby in live motion! Printed images and live motion clips are given during these sessions. We provide a relaxing environment, certificated and highly trained sonographers along with weekday appointments to fit all of our patient’s needs and wants! Insurance does not cover this type of ultrasound, please contact our clinic for availability along with pricing.
Being well hydrated helps optimize the ultrasound image, therefore we recommend drinking adequate amount of water for a few days prior to and of the day of ultrasound. Have a snack consisting of natural sugars right before your appointment. We recommend you consult your physician prior to scheduling your 3D ultrasound to see if you’re a good candidate.
Some factors out of our control that effect image quality:
Positioning of baby
Maternal factors; such as dehydration and/or excessive abdominal adipose tissue.