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An ultrasound scan is an imaging technique that uses ultrasound. It is used routinely in medicine and helps to verify that everything is well with your baby and its environment, using a vaginal or abdominal probe.
This examination is completely painless for you and your baby.
During pregnancy, it is recommended that a total of three ultrasound scans should be performed: