Theresa Porcarelli, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Meet our tech…

Susan Demko, RDMS, RVT – is our medical sonographer at Dayspring Midwifery.

She started her Ultrasound career in 1993 when she completed the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Weber State University. Since that time, she has worked at several large hospitals, physicians’ offices and rural hospital settings. She has experience in female imaging including obstetrics, abdominal, small parts and Vascular Imaging.

Susan is a member of the ARDMS, certified in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Abdominal imaging. In 2003 she earned her Vascular certification and in 2014 she earned her Breast certification.

Susan is married and has three children. They are an active family enjoying the beauty of North Idaho.

Services Available

  • Early Dating
  • Full Evaluation
  • Discover Gender or Not
  • Radiologist read and interpreted
  • Reproductive Organs
  • Abdominal Organs
  • Breasts
  • Thyroid
  • Vascular

Frequently Asked Questions

Will ultrasound harm my baby?

Ultrasound has been used for over 35 years. Harmful effects in cells of experimental animals or humans have not been demonstrated in the large amount of studies that have so far appeared in the medical literature purporting to the use of diagnostic ultrasound. Findings in one study reporting lower birth-weights in babies exposed to prenatal ultrasound have not been reproducible.

I want to know the sex of my baby, can you tell me that?

Usually by 20 weeks the genital of the baby can be easily seen, however ultrasound can never be 100% accurate in determining the sex of your baby due to many different factors such as, baby’s position, amniotic fluid level and patient size.

Do I have to have a full bladder?

Yes, “Fluid is our friend” and we’ve found that being well hydrated prior to the ultrasound makes for better images as the level of amniotic fluid around the baby may actually increase with adequate fluid intake.

Can family and/or friends be present at the time of the ultrasound?

Yes, we encourage patients to bring whomever they’d like to have share in this special experience. Siblings are welcome to participate. However, young ones may get bored with the process and may need someone to care for them.

“For You created my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from You when I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me where written in Your book before one of them came to be.”

–Psalms 139:13-16