Many pregnant women want to monitor their pregnancy with ultrasound repeatedly. In addition, many mothers fear that ultrasound several times during pregnancy will affect the fetus. And where is the appropriate ultrasound time that pregnant women should be concerned about and not to be missed?

To date, there are no clinically significant studies on whether ultrasound has a negative impact on fetal health. However, it is not necessary for pregnant women to undergo an ultrasound scan and it is a financial waste for pregnant women.

Therefore, pregnant women should go for prenatal check-up and ultrasound according to the doctor's appointment, especially, it is not advisable to skip 3 golden times during ultrasound to detect early abnormalities in the fetus, to get advice from doctor and appropriate pregnancy management plan.

Dr. Tran Thi Kim Xuyen - Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology City International City Hospital for pregnant women

According to Dr Tran Thi Kim Xuyen - Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology City International Hospital, the 3 golden times for ultrasound are now at gestational age: “12-14 weeks (12 weeks), 21-24 weeks (22 weeks) ) and 28-32 weeks (32 weeks). The ultrasound process at different times will have different value in diagnosing fetal abnormalities while still in the womb. ”

At 12-14 weeks gestation, ultrasound will help early detection of major fetal defects such as central nervous system abnormalities (cranial fetus, extrasystole) or other abnormalities such as hernia navel, abdominal wall opening, some hand and foot malformations.

In addition, measuring the back of the neck at this time combined with the Double test screening is very important in screening for some common genetic disorder syndrome such as Down Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome , Patau's syndrome.

Ultrasound at the age of 21-24 weeks is an ultrasound that helps detect almost any abnormalities in the fetus, including congenital heart diseases.

An ultrasound at 28-32 weeks of pregnancy is the time to evaluate the development of the fetus in the uterus, and is also the time to investigate a number of other abnormalities in the fetus.

Prenatal Online Program (Livestream) "Screenings and Tests During Pregnancy"

Watch the online prenatal program on March 19 to receive a 10% discount.

A healthy pregnancy for mothers, smart babies, comprehensive development is what every parent is concerned about. However, during the journey of 9 months and 10 days with the baby, many pregnant mothers are confused about how to keep their children healthy at each milestone of pregnancy. To ensure safety for mother and baby, pregnant women need to master the necessary knowledge from the beginning of embryo formation until the mother enters labor.

Program infomation 

  • Streaming time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm March 19, 2020.
  • Streaming channel: Livestream / Advice on Fanpage City International Hospital (
  • Feature Speaker: Dr Tran Thi Kim Xuyen - Head of Obstetrics Department City International Hospital
  • Any questions: Parents can ask questions to the doctor by sending a message to the CIH fanpage.
  • Discounts for birth packages will be applied from March 19 to March 21, 2020.

Deals and offers

  • Discount 10% on maternity package (pregnancy checkup package, birth package).
  • Discount of VND 2,500,000 for Combo of antenatal care + normal birth or Combined birth + Basic vaccines for babies or Combo Exam + Normal birth + Basic vaccines for children (when buying a package of antenatal care less than 28 weeks).
  • Discount of VND 3,000,000 for Pregnancy + cesarean combo or Combined Caesarean + Basic Vaccine Combo for children or Combo + Caesarean + Basic Vaccine Combo for children (when purchasing a package of antenatal care for less than 28 weeks).
  • Discount 2,000,000 VND for Combo of antenatal checkup + normal delivery or surgery (when purchasing pregnancy checkup package for more than 28 weeks).
  • Discount 10% on basic vaccine package for children under 12 months old for customers who have purchased birth packages or birth combos of CIH or babies born at CIH.

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