Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center
OB/GYNs located in Beverly Hills, CA
Receiving an ultrasound is an exciting and emotional experience for women who are expecting. Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center offers state of the art fetal ultrasounds, so you can experience the most comfortable and accurate process of viewing your baby. The Beverly Hills, California practice is welcoming any patients who are seeking an ultrasound.
State of the Art Fetal Ultrasounds Q & A
What is a fetal ultrasound?
Fetal ultrasounds are superficial tests done during your pregnancy. It involves examining sound waves and producing a picture of your baby, the placenta, and the amniotic fluid. These photos also referred to as a sonogram, an echogram, or a scan, are projected onto a screen for viewing.
What does a fetal ultrasound procedure involve?
Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center OB/GYNs perform fetal ultrasounds in one of two ways in a doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic. In a transabdominal ultrasound, the specialist moves a handheld device called a transducer over your belly. The process takes about 30 to 60 minutes, and you will experience light pressure in your bladder, and over your stomach.
The second option is called a transvaginal ultrasound, in which the gynecologist inserts a transducer into your vagina. This procedure only takes about 15 to 30 minutes and doesn’t cause discomfort.
Why should I receive a fetal ultrasound?
Although a fetal ultrasound doesn’t use any radiation that may harm your fetus, it provides the safest way to get details about your fetus and detect any signs of issues with size and position. The sex of your fetus can typically be seen with an ultrasound about 18 weeks into your pregnancy. You’ll also be able to learn different details depending on your trimester.
A first-trimester fetal ultrasound can:
- See how your pregnancy is coming along
- Find out if you’re pregnant with more than one fetus
- Estimate the age of the fetus
- Estimate the risk of a chromosomal defect
- Check for congenital disabilities affecting the brain or spinal cord
A second-trimester fetal ultrasound can:
- More accurately estimate the age of the fetus than a first-trimester ultrasound
- View the size and position of the fetus, placenta, and amniotic fluid
- Check the position of the fetus, umbilical cord, and placenta through a blood sampling
- Find major congenital disabilities
A third-trimester fetal ultrasound can:
- Ensure that a pregnancy is progressing normally
- Look at the progressed size and position of the fetus, placenta, and amniotic fluid
Are there risks involved in a fetal ultrasound?
There are no known risks to the mother or fetus during a fetal ultrasound. It may detect defects or threats to your fetus’s health and therefore can’t ensure an unaffected pregnancy or fetus.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office for insurance eligibility.
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"I love Dr Valenton she's so easy to talk to always makes me feel very comfortable and she's very understanding."
"I instantly knew Dr. Valenton would be my new go to OBGYN when delivering my second baby (19 years after my first born) after our initial appointment."
"Professional with a wonderful bedside manner. Not only is she intelligent, she is extremely personable."
"The first time I met her, she made me feel at ease and made me feel like we've known each other for a while. It takes a special doctor to have great bedside manner."
"His caring nature, calm attitude, and professionalism immediately made me feel comfortable when I first met him."
"Dr. Nguyen went above and beyond during the consultation and the exam, but what really stood out was how well he explained everything thoroughly and had the patience..."
"...We called Dr. Nguyen's office and he was able to see us right away! He performed a thorough ultrasound and was able to reassure us that everything was fine."
The staff and doctors are kind and very helpful. The atmosphere is very inviting. Filling out the medical forms was painless, due to their use of ipads to collect info.
This office is very well-run and orderly, so much so that I rarely have to wait more than a few minutes in either the waiting room or in the exam room.
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