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What is the Purpose of First Trimester Ultrasound?

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Sukari Theard, maternal-fetal medicine lead sonographer, explains the purpose of the first-trimester ultrasound is to determine an estimated due date and is best performed at eight to 10 weeks of pregnancy.

During the ultrasound, the sonographer will get measurements of the baby, obtain the baby's heart rate and take images of the mother's ovaries and uterus.

From young women to mothers and grandmothers, we care for women of all ages. Whether you are in need of an obstetrics consultation or looking to schedule a wellness exam, you can rely on our team of OB-GYNs to make sure that you are comfortable and receive the care you need during your visit at Ochsner. And when choosing a hospital to have your baby in, be comforted in knowing that Ochsner offers birthing center designated as Baby-Friendly, which is is given to hospitals who successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

Learn more about Women's Services at Ochsner.

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