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Foetal ultrasound scans. Pregnant woman looking at ultrasound scans with her doctor. The scans show the foetus that is developing in her swollen uterus (lower left). The ultrasound scans images are produced by recording the echoes of high frequency sound passed through the abdomen. It is a useful technique for monitoring the health and growth of a foetus, and can be used to determine gender. Regular consultations are very important during pregnancy, not only to monitor the health of the foetus, but also of the mother.
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