Doppler ultrasound

Doppler ultrasound is a technique used to measure the speed of blood flow in the mother’s and the fetus’ vessels, providing thus indirect information if the child in the uterus is provided with sufficient nutrients and oxygen. Measurement of the blood flow using Doppler ultrasound does not differ from traditional ultrasound scan for the mother and the baby. The additional information helps to determine the right moment for delivery in case of high-risk pregnancies or for instance if babies are not growing at the rate they should be.