A full bladder is very important for the ultrasound exam. Empty your bladder 90 minutes before exam time, then consume one 8-ounce glasses of fluid (water, milk, coffee, etc.) about an hour before exam time.
We recommend a two-piece outfit so we can access your abdomen without you removing your clothing.
You may eat normally prior to having a fetal ultrasound.
All of the standard procedures for a fetal ultrasound should be followed for an amniocentesis. However, if you have a blood type that is Rh negative, you will need a RhoGam injection after your procedure. You may purchase this in the outpatient pharmacy upon completion of the amniocentesis. The pharmacy accepts most major credit cards as well as personal checks.
If you have questions about coverage, please check with your insurance company or with your doctor.