Ultrasounds 2016-10-12T16:55:49+00:00


ultrasounds harrisonburg va womens health clinic

At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, ultrasounds are an important part of our pregnancy care services. Our midwives and physicians use ultrasounds to confirm that your pregnancy is progressing smoothly and that your baby is healthy. In addition, ultrasounds can be used to:

  • Show ectopic pregnancies and other possible problems
  • Identify abnormalities in the placenta, cervix, uterus, and ovaries
  • Confirm multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc.)

Generally, we recommend most pregnant women have their first ultrasound (also known as a sonogram) during the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy to confirm pregnancy and estimate your due date.

A second and third ultrasound may be recommended during the second and third trimester. Reasons why we recommend additional ultrasounds include:

  • To determine your child’s sex
  • Monitor vital signs like your child’s heart rate
  • Check the health of your placenta and amniotic fluid
  • Look for Down’s Syndrome or other developmental problems in your child– depending on your risk factors

Perhaps best of all, ultrasounds help you “meet” your baby before he or she is born! For many parents it’s a valuable bonding experience.

What to Expect

Ultrasounds are painless and completely non-invasive. When it comes to checking on the health of you and your baby, they’re one of the easiest to perform and most valuable examinations available.

Are you pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant?

Call Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare today to schedule your exam and to learn more about our ultrasounds.

(540) 438-1314


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are ultrasounds safe?
Yes! There are no known risks or complications from ultrasound tests. There’s no radiation involved, just simple sound waves.

Does Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare perform ultrasounds at the Harrisonburg clinic or will I have to go somewhere else?
We perform all of our ultrasound exams right here in our office. It’s just one of the many pregnancy care services available at our Harrisonburg clinic.

How long does an ultrasound take?
Your ultrasound exam will take anywhere from 20-45 minutes.

Can you print an image from my ultrasound exam?
We’d love to! They make a great first picture of your child!

See What our Patients are Saying

I love being a patient with Shenandoah Women’s Health Care! They took my every concern and questions seriously during my first pregnancy. I couldn’t have asked for any better care!
Kristen Michelle
Had excellent care from the doctors all through my pregnancy! Big thanks to Dr. Deaton for delivering my twins. I’d highly recommend SWHC in Harrisonburg to anyone!
Kristen Michelle

Get in Touch

Want to learn more about ultrasounds?
Call (540) 438-1314 to schedule an appointment or request more information about how we can help you.


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