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

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Dr. William Moore
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Moore
Dr. William Moore
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Want the Xtra risk?

Ultrasound has been studied extensively and found safe at any stage of pregnancy.
In some pregnancies, they do not change the outcome.In others they detect a life threatening placental location or complication that allows planning for a safe delivery. Although most are simply used to support the docs impression that things are going well, but i've seen enough disasters averted to believe in them.

In brief: Want the Xtra risk?

Ultrasound has been studied extensively and found safe at any stage of pregnancy.
In some pregnancies, they do not change the outcome.In others they detect a life threatening placental location or complication that allows planning for a safe delivery. Although most are simply used to support the docs impression that things are going well, but i've seen enough disasters averted to believe in them.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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