Anyone who has ever had
infertility treatments knows
the importance of ultrasounds.
These aren't the "usual"
ultrasounds with the gel and
Oh no...these have to be
just a little more uncomfortable
These ultrasounds are done
with a vaginal probe.
Now, don't get me wrong.
As an IVF nurse, I know
how important they are.
Ultrasounds show many things:
antral follicle counts - which help to predict ovarian reserve
size of follicles - to determine when to go to retrieval or have an insemination
empty gestational sac - HATE that ultrasound
ectopic pregnancy - HATE that one too!
And the best one....
growing little embryos :) LOVE that ultrasound!
Sara is an excellent ultrasound technician.
She is one of the most compassionate people I know.
You will want her there whether it is good or bad because
she will give you the most hope and the most comfort.
Our clinic is great in that it allows the ultrasonographer
the liberty of telling the patient what is going on - good or bad - without
having to wait those few minutes for the physician.
I have seen Sara many times help couples cope through a bad
ultrasound. She doesn't run out of the room to get the doctor.
She stays, she explains and she sends someone else to get the
Thank you Sara!