After all the research I did during my pregnancy, I never stumbled across ultrasounds being bad. But I come here, and I mean...it makes sense... can anyone explain this? I found a couple sites, um...Dr Feder and Dr Ben Kim, and plan on getting the book before my next pregnancy as suggested by the later site.. but I guess... do any of you have any stories you'd be willing to share?
I had the first routine u/s when the doctor confirmed I was pregnant.. Said the due date was March 17th. I fought, tooth and nail, with my OB, saying that I didn't believe the u/s was correct, and he was NOT going to arrive then. He pretty much said, "I'm sorry you feel that way, but this is my science, and I trust it." I had another u/s done(my idea) to try and achieve a different due date, not like it did much... the next one(this was mere weeks before I went into labor) said the due date was March 28th. I told him that one felt much better, but it didn't do anything, and he said the first was more accurate and after much pleading from the two of us, agreed to give us a 2 week waiver. Fortunately, just mere days before I was to come into the office and get induced, I went into labor. Apparently my fluids were just loaded with meconium. Days before I went into labor I had been leaking amniotic fluid, but I thought my bladder was weak and it was my urine, so I never called the doctor..
Our son, who had the perfect sounding heart beat on the doppler, perfect u/s readings, was born, cried, and his heart stopped. They restarted his heart, he was given a spinal tap and sent to the NICU for two days where he had a fever of unknown origin. My belief is he suffered a little baby heart attack from the stress of the labor/birth itself, and from soaking up my stress due to the obnoxious l&d staff. The infection could have been from the frequent cervical checks during labor.
How do you guys, who do not commit to u/s, weigh the pros and cons out?
Edited by EchoSoul - 2/22/13 at 2:23pm