No Ultrasound? - Page 2
I've always had at least 1 scan to check things like placental placement, rule out heart defects/spina bifida/things that would change my delivery circumstances (as in, would I need to be in a hospital, a bigger hospital, was vaginal delivery contraindicated)
I am having a 20 week scan this time around for all the same reasons - I declined all the blood testing, but would like to know ahead of time about thinks like spina bifida, heart defects, and want to make sure my placenta is not in a bad place (an added concern since I had a c/s last time)
I had one for these exact reasons. I'm in the boat of having found an isolated soft marker that may resolve on it's own. I'm not, however, upset that I had the scan. I'm just not letting the soft marker finding stress me out, especially given the actual statistical risks related to this particular marker in medical literature.
For me, I feel that the benefits outweigh the risks. I'm 38/39 so I'm at a little more risk of having a baby with problems. With a home birth planned, I want to make sure of as much as I possibly can.