Monday I had my mid-pregnancy anatomy scan with an sonographer in my OB's office. During the scan, whenever the baby was in a position which prohibited her from getting the pictures she wanted, she would take the wand against my stomach, and briskly pump it up and down against my stomach-think churning butter at turbo speed-for 10-15 seconds each time (and not gently), and it happened 4 times.
This is my 5th pregnancy, so I have had multiple ultrasounds, with multiple individuals doing them, in different offices-and I have never had anyone do anything like this. Having a few days to think about it, my gut is telling me that she shouldn't be doing that as a means to change baby's position. Fortunately, I have an anterior placenta, so I feel that the baby was likely adequately shielded from any harm, but if I didn't, I think I would be really concerned at having my stomach so harshly jostled like that.
I'm debating on whether or not to write and letter or speak with my OB. If this is something that is generally considered "safe" to do, I don't want to go making waves unnecessarily. I wish I would have spoken up at the time, but I am not good at asserting myself when I haven't prepared myself beforehand for potentially needing to.
Any insight or opinions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!