I'm now 24 weeks pregnant, having my second home birth with midwives. For the last month I've been feeling like I would like just one diagnostic ultrasound to check for placenta placement, if the baby is OK, etc. I haven't had any ultrasounds so far and have done minimal testing. I really feel I need the peace of mind. My problem is, no one will order me a diagnostic ultrasound because I'm having a home birth. My midwife can't order them anymore and no doctor will order me one. It's upsetting to me that I'm being refused a test I want.
My mother had two home births with no doctor, midwives, or ultrasounds. With my first child I had one at 16 weeks. I feel like I could go without the ultrasound if I could hear from some other moms who are also not getting ultrasounds or have not had any during a pregnancy. I'm not sure they are necessary, but it seems a lot of moms believe they are. I've read about possible risks of ultrasounds, which is why I just wanted the one. I've read other moms say they don't believe they are necessary, but they also say they've always got at least one done.
So, who here is not getting any ultrasounds during their pregnancy or has forgoed them before?