Midwifery Women's Care
Midwife & OB-GYN located in Boca Raton, FL
The midwives and other providers at Midwifery Women’s Care, which serves Boca Raton, Florida and the surrounding areas, have provided ultrasounds for many expectant mothers.
Ultrasounds Q & A
What Are Ultrasounds?
An ultrasound is a pain-free, safe way to take an image of the internal organs of the body and is frequently used to view a growing fetus. The ultrasound uses sound waves transmitted through a transducer. The transducer collects the information as the sound bounces back and the computer then creates an image. Ultrasound images are seen in real-time on a video display. Depending on the type of machine being used, an ultrasound may provide a two-, three-, or four-dimensional image (real-time video images).
What Are Ultrasounds Used For?
Ultrasounds are also used for diagnostics, for example, if a patient is experiencing pelvic pain.
How Is an ultrasound performed?
The ultrasound technician begins by spreading a gel on the patient’s abdomen which helps to conduct the sound waves. The technician moves the transducer wand across the abdomen to produce the sound waves and transmit them into the uterus. The sound waves bounce off bones and tissue inside the body, which is recorded by the transducer and generates black and white images of the uterus and inside of the body.
Are Ultrasounds Safe During Pregnancy?
Ultrasounds are widely considered safe to perform during pregnancy. Not only are they considered safe, but they're often recommended because they’re one of the best ways to check on a fetus’ development.
Can Parents Take Home Images from an Ultrasound?
While there may be a few exceptions, most practices that provide ultrasounds for pregnant women can print out pictures from ultrasounds. It’s common practice to give expectant parents a few pictures to share with family and friends for free. In fact, many technicians who perform ultrasounds will usually take some extra time to make sure they get a few good images. Please feel free to contact our office for more information on ultrasounds.
Words from our patients
"The staff and midwives are beyond wonderful. The office is absolutely beautiful, and I recommend anyone who is looking for an OB/GYN to go to Midwifery Women's Care!"
"Kathy Fair is the best! I moved to Fort Lauderdale three years ago, but still make the drive to see her!"
"Was blown away by Kathy Fair and the amazing staff! Would highly recommend to all my friends and family! What an amazing group!"
"Love love love Christine! (And Kathy too). Christine delivered my two beautiful boys and we were very difficult patients!"
"Kathy, Christine and everyone in their practice are awesome! So happy to have you all in our lives! Thank you for everything!"
"She delivered both my son and daughter, two very healthy babies! MUCH LOVE!! Kathy and Chris the "Dynamic Duo"!"
"Kathy and Christine delivered my 4 children and every experience was beautiful because of them! I Love you guys!"
"Kathy is truly amazing! I had the most amazing pregnancy and delivery under her care! Her and Christine work so well together to make the whole process so comfortable!!"
"The Family environment Kathy, Christine and the staff at Midwifery Women's Care provide is Top Notch. I love you guys thanks for taking such good care of my family."
"I chose this office for my primary care during pregnancy and would recommend here a thousand times over! Staff is incredible, both Kathy and Christine are amazing..."