20 Week Visit

What to expect at your visit:

At this stage in the pregnancy we do a full ultrasound to look at the baby's anatomy and check for growth. At this visit we can find out the sex of the baby, if our little patient is cooperative. Many birth defects can be seen using ultrasound, but the smaller the problem, the harder it is to see and some issues can't be seen at all. Issues that are genetic or metabolic, like Down Syndrome or Sickle cell anemia, can't be seen using ultrasound.

Normal symptoms:

Headaches are very common at this point in pregnancy and are similar to migraine headaches. Unfortunately, most medicines used to treat migraines are not safe to use during pregnancy.  Tylenol is safe to use during pregnancy