Modern medicine offers many types of pregnancy care procedures that offer lots of important benefits. One of the most common treatments throughout pregnancy is an ultrasound. An ultrasound can help identify many common conditions and indicate the best way to treat them.

As Dr. Alex S. Tepper, M.D., tells his patients, ultrasound and other services are key to ensuring a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Core pregnancy services include ultrasound imaging, sonohysterograms, as well as amniocentesis and doppler studies. An ultrasound is a cornerstone procedure as it reveals a lot of information about the pregnancy that directly affects your recommended pregnancy care.

Obstetric Ultrasound

Pregnant women can benefit from an ultrasound in many ways. This is a good way to visualize the baby as it grows in the uterus without the need for uncomfortable procedures. You don’t need any special preparation to get this done.

During an OB ultrasound, a transducer handpiece is placed on your skin to generate images that show what is happening during your pregnancy. The device emits and detects ultrasound waves as they reverberate throughout the uterus. By measuring the tiny differences between the speeds of these reflected waves of sound, Dr. Tepper can “see” into the uterus, detecting the number of fetuses, development stage of the baby, and many other important pieces of information.


A sonohysterogram is also known as a hysterosonograph. It’s a special kind of ultrasound procedure that utilizes sterile fluid injected into the uterus to get a better image of the womb. Many doctors use them to help with a wide variety of potentially serious medical conditions. If there are signs you may be suffering from abnormalities like benign growths or uterine wall issues, your doctor may suggest this procedure to have a closer look at your uterine cavity. It’s best done a week after you’re done with your period.


During an amniocentesis, Dr. Tepper removes some amniotic fluid from your uterus. This is the fluid that the body makes to surround the fetus as it grows in the uterus. It has many potential benefits but does carry a few significant risks. It’s important to discuss this with Dr. Tepper before you decide to have one done. The procedure can check for conditions such as Down Syndrome as well as other fetal abnormalities. While useful, it can carry a risk of miscarriage. That’s why you should work with an expert in the field like Dr. Alex S. Tepper who will help you find the most appropriate treatment plan for your pregnancy.

Doppler Ultrasound

Doppler ultrasounds are typically used to have a close look at the blood that flows through your blood vessels. You might be asked to consider this procedure if you have potential problems such as blood clots, problems with the valves in your legs, a blocked artery or a possible heart defect. This painless procedure utilizes a special ultrasound device to image circulating blood in various areas of the body.

OBGYN in New York City

If you’re pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, you’ll need an ultrasound procedure. Board-certified obstetrician Dr. Alex Tepper offers safe and effective ultrasounds in his office, partnered with a personalized pregnancy plan that gives you as much information about your health and the health of your baby as you want. Get in touch with us today by calling our office or contacting us online today.


Whether you are a new or returning patient, Dr. Tepper can assess your concerns and discuss your options to find the most comfortable and convenient care for you. To get started, call our office to set up an appointment.