This is a repost from The Whining Thread but I wanted to draw more attention to it and get more input from more people.
I've had SIX sonograms so far this pregnancy:
1 to determine due date
1 with CVS
1 at 2nd trimester
1 fetal echocardiogram
1 to follow up on marginal placenta previa detected at 2nd tri sono (I was cleared)
1 to follow up on the follow up (just to make sure?)
And at the LAST one, the doc (not my OB, but a sonogram center doctor) said I need to have WEEKLY sonograms starting at 34 weeks! (2 weeks from now.) The only justification he gave for this was that I'm on about 4 different meds for other issues (none of which in large enough doses to be harmful) and I'm 45.
Actually this wasn't the first time they'd insisted on multiple sonos, and my OB got me out of most of them last time. This time though I had just had enough and flat out told them no more! I'm fine, my baby's fine, period end of story.
Anyone else out there having similar issues? Oh, and by the way, at the 2nd tri sono, the doc gave me a hard time for staying on my meds, which are for bipolar and prediabetes. The bipolar ones keep me sane, and the metformin for prediabetes is the main reason I've been able to dodge the gestational diabetes bullet!
And of course, now I'm reading on the internet that there are risks associated with multiple sonograms from heat and other factors. Should I have put my foot down earlier?