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BIOPHYSICAL PROFILE (FETAL WELLBEING)

An additional sonogram of your baby called a Biophysical Profile (BPP) may be requested by your healthcare provider. A BPP is performed in the third trimester and may be ordered to address concerns that arise during the course of your pregnancy, or if you had experienced problems with a previous pregnancy.

The aim of a Biophysical Profile scan is to provide an overall measure of your baby’s wellbeing.

  • Measure the baby’s size and determine its rate of growth
  • Assess the baby’s position and activity
  • Assess the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby
  • Evaluate the position and structure of the placenta
  • Evaluate blood flow to the baby and placenta


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What to Expect

The exam will usually be performed with an external ultrasound transducer. You will remain dressed and asked to lie flat on the exam table with your lower abdomen exposed. Warm gel will be placed on your skin. The sonographer will then position an ultrasound transducer on your abdomen and use varied amounts of pressure to obtain the desired images.

Exam Preparation

Begin drinking 16 to 24 oz of WATER 1 hour before your scheduled appointment time and do not empty your bladder until instructed to do so. It is often helpful to eat or drink juice 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.