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Is it ok to have ultrasound free pregnancies?I heard ultrasound can harm unborn children.

Is it ok to have ultrasound free pregnancies?I heard ultrasound can harm unborn children.

Yes: Certainly, you can request not to have any ultrasounds during your pregnancy. However, ultrasound has been used for decades and there are no known consistent health risks to a developing fetus. They are safe. Ultrasound is an easy way to look for potential health issues which may be addressed before delivery, or at least can be anticipated for intervention after delivery. Trust your ob. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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How common are partial molar pregnancies among Caucasians? Can they be picked up on a an ultrasound at 5 weeks gestation? Possible signs?

How common are partial molar pregnancies among Caucasians? Can they be picked up on a an ultrasound at 5 weeks gestation? Possible signs?

1:1500: The incidence of a molar pregnancy is about 1 in 1500. If you've previously had a molar pregnancy, its about 1 in 150. In early pregnancy, the symptoms are much the same as a normal pregnancy. Sometimes you can have spotting or more severe nausea and vomiting. U/S at 5 weeks is not always reliable for ruling out molar pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How many ultrasounds will I have during my pregnancy?

How many ultrasounds will I have during my pregnancy?

Varies: Most women will have one ultrasound in the first trimester to verify dating and possibly as part of a special early screening for chromosomal abnormalities. A detailed second trimester ultrasound (around 20 weeks)is typical to look for any fetal abnormalities. Any additional ultrasounds will vary depending upon the specific circumstances of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've had total 7 ultrasounds with my pregnancy beacuse of bleeding i had is it true its bad for the baby iam having another coming up to see gender?

I've had total 7 ultrasounds with my pregnancy beacuse of bleeding i had is it true its bad for the baby iam having another coming up to see gender?

Safe when done right: My understanding of ultrasounds is that when they're done properly, they are safe. Ultrasounds are not like x-rays in which radiation is used. If an ultrasound probe is left in one spot for a very extended period of time, it could potentially raise the temp of the scanned tissue, but it is unclear if that has any ill effect. Recommend you pose this good ? To the radiologist before the next u/s. ...Read more

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How often should you get ultrasounds during pregnancy?

How often should you get ultrasounds during pregnancy?

Depends: There is debate about ultrasound in pregnancy. until the 1980s Ultrasound was not available, and women still had babies. If there are no problems with the pregnancy, Many suggest a Fetal survey at about 19 weeks. More scanning, only if there is a problem. However, there is a lot of variability in opinion. ...Read more

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Are 3D ultrasounds during pregnancy safe?

Are 3D ultrasounds during pregnancy safe?

Debated but gnrly ya: The question of whether or not ultrasound (US) can physically heat the tissue (because of multiple internal reflections & the focusing of the US beam) is a topic that is debated among scientists, but generally speaking, though, US is considered safe by the FDA / medical community. The max power in the systems is regulated by the FDA, & no proven harm has been demonstrated as yet. Need more studies ...Read more

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What's the difference between cyst and pregnancy ultrasounds?

What's the difference between cyst and pregnancy ultrasounds?

same ultrasound: Same ultrasound just what it is looking for and what is found is different. ...Read more

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How many vaginal ultrasounds do most women receive in pregnancy and at which weeks of pregnancy do u have them?

How many vaginal ultrasounds do most women receive in pregnancy and at which weeks of pregnancy do u have them?

Depends: Sometimes a very early vaginal ultrasound is done to asses for a fetal heart beat and a follow up is needed to accurately date. If all is normal you may not need a additional tv ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more