Obstetric Ultrasound (Non-Routine for Follow Up Imaging) Appointment Preparation

This type of ultrasound is used during pregnancy and is a safe and noninvasive way to examine the fetus.  Measurements are taken for the assessment of gestational age, size and growth of the fetus. Many times the fetus is not in the optimal position for imaging and you may need to return to obtain the required diagnostic images. In certain cases your physician may also request serial scans to be obtained on a routine basis throughout your pregnancy. 


  • Your bladder must be uncomfortably full for this exam, otherwise the exam may be non-diagnostic and will need to be rescheduled!  Fluid in the bladder optimizes images of the desired anatomy because we use the bladder as an imaging window.
  • 1 ½ hours prior to your exam we want you to completely empty your bladder. This is the last time you will be able to go to the washroom before your exam. 
  • Immediately after you go to the washroom start drinking 3 eight ounce glasses (24 ounces in total) of clear liquid finishing 1 hour before your appointment (it should take you 30 minutes to drink your liquid).
  • You are then going to hold your bladder until your appointment. If you are painfully full, please speak to the booking desk and they will give you further instructions. 
  • You are not required to have a full bladder if you are over 32 weeks pregnant. 
  • Please report to the Ultrasound check-in 15 minutes before your appointment time.
  • Partners are not typically allowed in the room during this exam. 
  • You will receive a reminder call 1-2 days prior to your exam. 

NOTE: We charge $50.00 for missed appointments or for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice. 




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F 7:45am — 2:00pm

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