An ultrasound uses sound waves at high frequencies to get an image of the inside of your body. Most of the time it is done to detect injuries, diagnose illnesses, help doctor's guide needles during certain procedures, or check fetal health. With the advances in technology, ultrasounds have changed dramatically throughout the decades. The images are brighter and more thorough. The images come in 3-D or 4-D images, which really helps the medical professionals see a clear picture of the inside of the body.
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Along with the many happy moments that accompany having a baby, many parents are also plagued by worries and concerns that they've never experienced before. The desire to keep your newborn safe and healthy is the overriding concern of most new parents. One of the scariest thoughts that many new moms and dads have is that their baby will succumb to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.