Level 1 vs Level 2 ultrasound

Exactly how much more complete and thorough is a Level 2 ultrasound than a Level 1?

Is the potential danger from ultrasonic waves significantly greater in a Level 2 compared to a Level 1?

Can you point me to something to read on this?

Thanks!

I am very low-risk and having my third uneventful pregnancy.
View complete forum thread


Related threads

Absent fetal stomach on ultrasound?

My SIL is 21 weeks pregnant and she was told by the doctor today that they think her baby doesn't have a stomach. She ... freaking out obviously. They are sending her to a bigger hospital for a higher level ultrasound as soon as they can get her in. Has anyone been told their baby might have it but they ...

Questions - LP progesterone levels, ultrasound & HSG

... getting conflicting info online. Some places I'm reading that the peak progesterone level should be above 15 and some say above 10. Today I went to my OB to see if she will help me. She suggested to do either an HSG or an ultrasound to check for polyps or other irregularities. I didn't want to do ...

"I think your body likes being pregnant"

... I talked to my mom about it. She said that her body reacted the same way...the hair on her legs even quit growing. She has really high levels of testosterone...Maybe I inherited that and being pregnant levels things out? Anyone else?

Placenta Previa at 17 weeks... WWYD?

... second level ultrasound, at about 17 weeks. The doctor said that I have placenta previa, and need to go on "pelvic rest ... weeks or so, until they check the placenta's position again in the next ultrasound. I am not looking forward to this, and I'm not sure I see the sense in it. I've had no bleeding ...

Ultrasound shows a small head

My girlfriend who is about 20 weeks pregnant recently had an ultrasound. Her doctor is concerned that the baby is statistically small ... no other signs of having Downs. Of course my friend is quite upset and is scheduled for another ultrasound in a month. Anyone with a similar situation? Gee....and ...

Anyone else have low progesterone and have to use p. cream to maintain your pregnancy?

... last night for a blood draw and my HCG and progesterone were both at non-pregnant levels (my progesterone was a 1 and apparently for the first day ... temp spike this next cycle. Did anyone else have low progesterone and get pregnant/stay pregnant using the cream? And if so, how long did you have to ...

When can you see something on an ultrasound?

... was that long ago, I should have had a postive test on the 5th. I think I might have ovulated quite late, maybe around Christmas. So my guess would be that I am 5 weeks pregnant. I have an ultrasound booked for Jan. 26 to determine how far along I am. So ...

very pregnant women with negative HPTs- anyone know *HOW* or Why*?

... talking to a lot of people here and elsewhere, and it seems that there are actually quite a few very pregnant women, confirmed by ultrasound or *giving birth* ... faulty or incorrectly done tests, either. Either some people can be pregnant without HCG, or some people it doesn't show up in their urine ...

Premature induction bc fetus is too small?!?!

... early for that! But I have a friend of a friend who is at 31 weeks and has been told that her baby is "dangerously small." She went in for a hi-level ultrasound for some other concern and they found that the baby is "only" 2 lbs 15 oz, while she "should" be 4.5 ...

Talk to me about kidneys.

... the brain fog hasn't lifted yet. Please feel free to move it, if necessary. Thanks. *** While I was pregnant, I had an ultrasound which indicated a potential problem with my ... and slightly malformed. They drew blood and her creatnine level came back elevated, so they drew more blood yesterday. We ...

How you get pregnant (AKA Stats and the reasons behind them)

... bfp on 11 or 12dpo. If you implant on 7dpo and have a non-pregnant level of 3 but double every 24 hours ( ... on time. When this happens and how soon AF shows up after it happens depends on your own body and your own progesterone levels. This is the reason so many women worry about their progesterone, ...

Placenta near to a fibroid UPDATE post 5

... I am 6 weeks pregnant and had an ultrasound today. Baby appears fine, good heartbeat, but ... a 3cm fibroid that is near, but not on, the placenta. Dr. didn't really explain much other than telling me to go back next week for another ultrasound. He wants to keep an eye on things. He also told me - and ...

Please solve my mystery: When am I due?

... got to the end and didn't miss any pills! But.... My period didn't show so I took a test and here I am pregnant. I had an ultrasound right away to figure out how ... at 6.5 weeks not to see anything but a sac in a regular (not vaginal) ultrasound? Any insight can anyone solve this mystery. I figure ...

A "Reveal the Sex" party

... to post this. I was wondering how many of you had heard of this sort of thing. If you're going to have ultrasounds and find out the sex (which we haven't done - we like the surprise of waiting until ... last night at a friends house who is 20 weeks pregnant. She had her ultrasound early in the week and ...

Two Placentas???

Mt best friend, who is approximately 4 months pregnant, went for an ultrasound the other day. the doctor told her that she has two placentas! Her baby is otherwise doing just fine, but they said she may need a c-section at 8 months gestation ...

What do you think?

Hi, I'm 14 weeks pregnant and had a crash c-section the first time around with my dd Karuna. What happened was that when my water broke (at home) my ... It can only be diagnosed in advance 10% of the time with the highest level ultrasound (which we will do). I really want a healthy baby above all, but I ...

Hashimoto's Disease... Multinodular Goiter... Hypothyroidism?

... after period ended it was back) and very late (like 7 weeks later and she still hasn't come and not pregnant). After bloodwork and ultrasound my ob/gyn said the only thing she ... the med - I called the endo who explained I m/c because of the tsh levels. My ob/gyn still says my thyroid is fine. It's ...

Swollen belly and weird symptoms?

... weeks later and got another blood test and they said my hormone level only rose by two points and told me ... Urine test. EVER. My old gyno said my hormone levels were not high enough to detect on urine ... refuse to blood test me saying there is no way im pregnant. Wont run an ultrasound on me to check ...

Can l transposition and pulmonary stenosis heal on its own?

... I was 5 months pregnant i got a ultrasound done. My ultrasound showed my baby had a heart problem. They ordered me to get a Level 2 ultrasound/Fetal Echo. My baby ... Well I gave birth to her on Sep/6/11 they did a heart ultrasound on her heart the day she was born. They came ...

choroid plexus cyst what is it normal or not normal?

... 20 weeks pregnant with a CHOROID PLEXUS CYST and i don't know what to do or think right now. my doctor said that its normal in pregnancy but ... a chance that my baby could have other problems.And I'm still waiting to go get my second level ultrasound .my question is it something to be worried about ...

sad, scared, having twins...mini update post 22

... m/w and homebirth planned. But the babies are in the same sac and the first ultrasound showed different weights. It was explained to me they (are? could be? I'm so confused) using the ... see a specialist next week to get some clear info with a higher level ultrasound. It's just my worst nightmare. I ...

Ultrasound showing Kidney problem

I am not sure where to post this. A close friend of mine is 30 weeks pregnant she had an ultrasound at 20 weeks and they said there may be a problem with the babies Kidneys or it just had to pee. So the scheduled another ultrasound at 30 weeks to see if it still was there. It was and they didn't ...

If you are seeing an RE do you still chart/BBT?

... my laparoscopy, but I don't know if the bleeding was from surgery or AF). We will start tracking my cycles with bloodwork/hormone levels/ultrasound on CD2-3 of my next obvious one. So, do you still track your BBT if your cycles are being followed by ...

Pregnant or not that is the question?

... test came back negative (I was a 4 and 5 and above is positive). However, the doc said I could still be very well pregnant and if not he wants to examine why my uterus is in the pregnancy ... , as the EPTs were coming up negative until I was 2 months pregnant. They did an ultrasound to examine my cyst ...

progesterone to prevent miscarriage

... back in April was a blighted ovum at 12 weeks. So when this one m/c'd at 15 dpo, I went in for a beta test and both my HCG and progesterone showed "non-pregnant" levels. My progesterone was at a 1 and my ND said it should have been around a 7. So, she sugguested that I use a ...