Yes, no u/s for us unless there is some real medical indication for it... like very small for dates baby, placental bleeding, etc.
There is way too much not known about u/s. The task forces have found many possible problems with it- cavitation, heating of the cells, etc, and have recommended that it be used ONLY with medical indication. Of course, we ignore this on the whole.
In addition, my baby HATED it the first time (and the doppler which is a worse culprit IMO since it is continous u/s) and always moved away. (Had u/s
at 6 weeks for spotting then at 42 weeks routinely till they induced me)
Furthermore, we limit testing in general. Even if high frequency sound waves were safe for a fetus, there is just not info that I need to know from a routine u/s. I don't want it for dating. In fact, I don't want care providers to know my dates at all since they will induce me like everyone else if they do. And I don't want them to change my EDD during my pregnancy which they use u/s for all the time. And I don't need to be told my baby is BIG or SMALL cause even IF IT IS, it is the right size for me, and the likelihood is that the u/s is off 3 pounds either way anyway and now I've had an induction or c/s for a large baby which I never had to begin with... or at the very best I am scared my entire pregnancy that either something is wrong with the baby or that my "pelvis might not be able to handle the size of the baby since I don't have big hips." Grrr. And oh no, it isn't practicing breathing as it should at 42 weeks, and by the way the head circumference is larger in comparison to the femur length and therefore it might have some brain problem. Oh, and btw, let's keep doing u/s to see if the placenta has moved up since the early one at 12 weeks showed a possible previa.
Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
That being said, I would do it if there was true medical indication like I stated above.
And to see the sex of the baby? When we don't know the risks of sound waves for the fetus? No.
And to get a photo for the album? When we have no idea if u/s will turn out to be like thalidimide (sorry no clue how to spell) or xray? No.
And to see if I still have a baby with a beating heart? My body will tell me with time...
My .02. Kinda ranty, but I just HATE routine u/s and that soooo many women are lead like cattle to the machines these days without even thinking or asking questions, or finding out what the information that they are finding is useful for.