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Ultrasound

A safe and painless way to see inside your body

An ultrasound helps you find out whether the fetus is developing normally.

Your doctor might recommend that you have one or more ultrasounds to confirm the gestation of the pregnancy or at different points in your pregnancy to check the anatomy of the fetus for defects or problems.

Depending on how far along your pregnancy is, ultrasound images help your doctor:

  • Estimate your due date
  • See the position of the placenta
  • See the size, position, movement, breathing, and heart rate of the fetus
  • See the amount of amniotic fluid in your uterus
  • Find multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc).

 

Book an appointment

If you're ready to visit us, book an appointment to reduce your waiting time at the clinic.

Once you've filled out the form, a member of the team will be in touch to confirm your appointment.

Frequently asked questions about ultrasounds

How do I prepare for an ultrasound appointment?

You'll be given information about what to prepare for your ultrasound appointment during your consultation.

You may be told to:

  • drink water and not go to the toilet until after your scan
  • avoid eating before your scan
  • remove some clothing (and/or wear a gown) during your scan

What can an ultrasound show about a foetus?

Depending on how far along your pregnancy is, ultrasound images help your doctor:

  • Estimate your due date
  • See the position of the placenta
  • See the size, position, movement, breathing and heart rate of the fetus
  • See the amount of amniotic fluid in your uterus
  • Find multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc).

Is an ultrasound painful?

Ultrasound scans don't have side effects and should be painless. If the scan is external then there may be some discomfort as the prob is pressed over your skin. If the scan is internal, then there may be some discomfort as the prob is inserted into your body.

Find a clinic

Ultrasound scans are available at some of our clinics. Find the closest clinic to you.

Marie Stopes Kenya Eden Square Complex, Chiromo Road, Westlands 1st Floor, Block 1 P.O. Box 59328 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya Tel +254 (0) 721 488607

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