tips for pregnant women : What ultrasounds are for

          Ultrasound scan are important for monitoring unborn baby .



An ultrasound scan is a routine procedure for pregnant women .It produces an image of the unborn baby inside the womb, and displays it on a monitor .

Most women are offered at least two ultrasound scans during pregnancy the first scan( at around eight to 14 weeks) can help to determinate when the baby is due , and the second scan (usually between 18 and 20 weeks) checks for structural abnormalities ,particularly in the baby head or spine .