We are not having any U/S.
Yeah - it is considered out of the 'ordinary'.
I am also not having doppler used during the pregnancy either.
I had one U/S with my first - my son - and that was to find out the sex (which wasn't 'needed' at all! lol) and doppler use as well. Despite all of that, he was an undiagnosed breech at 10 and a half pounds and was born via c-section. I am planning a UBAC this time around.
The first and most important noticable difference for me (since I have so far had pregnancies that I have done things very differently!) - is that I feel so much more connected to my body this time around - AND my baby! It is such a wonderful feeling - bliss! And really, it is what I need - to be connected to my body and my baby...as that can only help me during labour and childbirth!
I understand that kind of 'connection' is really hard for people to understand. Especially if you are having scan/doppler use to 'connect' to your baby. When I had my scan with my son and doppler use - it was, I thought, because of that (for 'connection' reasons - he wasn't exactly planned, and whilst I would never terminate a pregnancy I was not exactly in a place at the time where I felt even close to 'okay' with the whole idea of it...but that was the situation we were in! lol). But unless you have experienced it otherwise (no scan/doppler use at all)...then it is really hard to understand - and kinda hard to explain how it is too! But honestly...the difference is amazing! Despite all my losses (5 trying to get one stick - this one did!) and the fact my son was a section baby (and I was planning at least an HBAC for this one)...I feel it has been every bit worth it not having had any scans/doppler use.
My decison to not use scan/doppler mostly is on the strong belief that neither scan and/or doppler is 100% safe - and since I can not think of a single thing that I would actually 'medically' 'need' it for during this pregnancy, I felt that the risk of scan/doppler was not worth it.
I have no interest in finding out the sex and pretty much any 'problem' that I can think of that would affect the way this child can be birthed would present itself in a number of other ways. Not to mention that scans are really only diagnostic for that moment that you are having one...things change and usually do (such as position of baby/placenta, etc). I know more people who just get unnessisary worries and fears from their scans rather than any reassurance. Because of this, if were to have any scan at all for whatever medical reason that I felt was necissary, then it would be ver
y late in pregnancy - past 35 weeks at the least. (so far, I don't feel I need that)
And for me, at the end of the day - what will be will be. No scan or doppler could have ever prevented any of my loses (and in fact, some studies suggest that they cause them rather than anything else). I just let this pregnancy take its course. I can feel my baby moving around everyday. Thats all I need!