I'm surprised to hear about so many ultrasounds. Especially early ones. Don't take this wrong...I'm not judging. I just know the more any procedure is discussed, the more it is accepted as normal. And one thing I really like about these Mothering boards is hearing alternative thoughts. I think the effects of ultrasound are not completely known. Do you know that they are not even approved by the FDA for pregnancy? (Not that I really respect what the FDA thinks normally.) Just wondering what you guys think about ultrasounds. Is anyone else concerned about doing ultrasounds?
In my first 2 pregnancies I didn't plan any ultrasounds. (But I ended up having one at 6 weeks because I had so much bleeding and wanted to know if the baby was still there. Thank God he was. Placental abruption.) In my third, I consented to only one US to locate the placenta (with 2 prior c-sections at that time) because it was one of the only things my midwife asked and it seemed to be a reasonable request. And nobody else would take me as a VBA2C. Same with my 4th...one US to locate placenta with 3 prior C/S. I imagine I'll have just one this pregnancy also for the same reason. We'll make it super quick though.