Monitoring the ongoing health of the baby with quality biophysical profile ultrasounds is essential to a good outcome
The BPP ultrasound scan is a common scan in pregnancy
The purpose of this scan is to assess fetal health looking at fetal movements, amniotic fluid (biophysical profile) and blood flow through the umbilical cord. Fetal presentation is also assessed during this scan – head down versus breech versus transverse.
The exam is done placing the ultrasound probe on the maternal abdomen. It can take 30 minutes or less to observe the required fetal movements.