Prenatal Ultrasound

Ultrasounds let you to see your baby for the first time.

Ultrasound is used in pregnancy to determine the age, growth, and well-being of the baby.

Understanding prenatal ultrasounds

Prenatal ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of your baby and related structures.

An ultrasound technologist (sonographer) places the transducer (probe) and some ultrasound gel on the abdomen. High-frequency sound waves are sent and received by the transducer, then converted to real-time images on the ultrasound machine. The dynamic nature of ultrasound allows both still images and live image clips to be captured.

The ultrasound can be used during pregnancy to show images of the baby, amniotic sac, placenta, and ovaries.

Important information concerning your prenatal ultrasound

Seeing your baby is exciting, but we also know that your visit is a formal medical examination and that must be our priority.

We will provide you with pictures of your baby at the end of the exam.

During the examination, we request that you allow the technologist to concentrate on and perform the ultrasound scan. A radiologist interprets images taken by the technologist and your doctor will receive the report.

One support person is welcome to sit at the head of the bed while the exam is performed. Those accompanied by children are asked to remain in the waiting room. Your children and other observers are welcome to come in to view the baby after the medical exam is complete.

We will only reveal the gender of your baby if it is requested. Please be prepared that sometimes the fetal position, as well as age of the baby, may make this impossible.

FAQs

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

We only allow support people in the exam room for obstetrical ultrasound and on a case by case basis for other exams depending on emotional or physical needs.This policy can change during the Pandemic.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

Typically at 20 weeks is when we can tell the gender of your baby. However, it depends on the position of the baby during the ultrasound exam. We will only tell you if you want to know and if we are able to visualize clearly.

In order for us to get the images that your doctor has requested, we need you to have a full bladder. This requires you to drink 32 ounces of water and allows us to better visualize the structures in your pelvis.

Yes. The technologist will do their best to get some take-home pictures of your baby.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

We only allow support people in the exam room for obstetrical ultrasound and on a case by case basis for other exams depending on emotional or physical needs.This policy can change during the Pandemic.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

Typically at 20 weeks is when we can tell the gender of your baby. However, it depends on the position of the baby during the ultrasound exam. We will only tell you if you want to know and if we are able to visualize clearly.

In order for us to get the images that your doctor has requested, we need you to have a full bladder. This requires you to drink 32 ounces of water and allows us to better visualize the structures in your pelvis.

Yes. The technologist will do their best to get some take-home pictures of your baby.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

We only allow support people in the exam room for obstetrical ultrasound and on a case by case basis for other exams depending on emotional or physical needs.This policy can change during the Pandemic.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

Typically at 20 weeks is when we can tell the gender of your baby. However, it depends on the position of the baby during the ultrasound exam. We will only tell you if you want to know and if we are able to visualize clearly.

In order for us to get the images that your doctor has requested, we need you to have a full bladder. This requires you to drink 32 ounces of water and allows us to better visualize the structures in your pelvis.

Yes. The technologist will do their best to get some take-home pictures of your baby.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

We only allow support people in the exam room for obstetrical ultrasound and on a case by case basis for other exams depending on emotional or physical needs.This policy can change during the Pandemic.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

Typically at 20 weeks is when we can tell the gender of your baby. However, it depends on the position of the baby during the ultrasound exam. We will only tell you if you want to know and if we are able to visualize clearly.

In order for us to get the images that your doctor has requested, we need you to have a full bladder. This requires you to drink 32 ounces of water and allows us to better visualize the structures in your pelvis.

Yes. The technologist will do their best to get some take-home pictures of your baby.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

We only allow support people in the exam room for obstetrical ultrasound and on a case by case basis for other exams depending on emotional or physical needs.This policy can change during the Pandemic.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

Typically at 20 weeks is when we can tell the gender of your baby. However, it depends on the position of the baby during the ultrasound exam. We will only tell you if you want to know and if we are able to visualize clearly.

In order for us to get the images that your doctor has requested, we need you to have a full bladder. This requires you to drink 32 ounces of water and allows us to better visualize the structures in your pelvis.

Yes. The technologist will do their best to get some take-home pictures of your baby.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

We only allow support people in the exam room for obstetrical ultrasound and on a case by case basis for other exams depending on emotional or physical needs.This policy can change during the Pandemic.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

Typically at 20 weeks is when we can tell the gender of your baby. However, it depends on the position of the baby during the ultrasound exam. We will only tell you if you want to know and if we are able to visualize clearly.

In order for us to get the images that your doctor has requested, we need you to have a full bladder. This requires you to drink 32 ounces of water and allows us to better visualize the structures in your pelvis.

Yes. The technologist will do their best to get some take-home pictures of your baby.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

We only allow support people in the exam room for obstetrical ultrasound and on a case by case basis for other exams depending on emotional or physical needs.This policy can change during the Pandemic.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

Typically at 20 weeks is when we can tell the gender of your baby. However, it depends on the position of the baby during the ultrasound exam. We will only tell you if you want to know and if we are able to visualize clearly.

In order for us to get the images that your doctor has requested, we need you to have a full bladder. This requires you to drink 32 ounces of water and allows us to better visualize the structures in your pelvis.

Yes. The technologist will do their best to get some take-home pictures of your baby.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

We only allow support people in the exam room for obstetrical ultrasound and on a case by case basis for other exams depending on emotional or physical needs.This policy can change during the Pandemic.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

Typically at 20 weeks is when we can tell the gender of your baby. However, it depends on the position of the baby during the ultrasound exam. We will only tell you if you want to know and if we are able to visualize clearly.

In order for us to get the images that your doctor has requested, we need you to have a full bladder. This requires you to drink 32 ounces of water and allows us to better visualize the structures in your pelvis.

Yes. The technologist will do their best to get some take-home pictures of your baby.