At my 30 week appointment 2 weeks ago, my OB said they normally do a "routine" 30 week ultrasound "to check for growth". : I have never heard of such and politely declined. But it's been bugging me ever since. I have never heard of anything like this. We've already had 2 ultrasounds, one at 10 weeks (because I had recently m/c and I didn't at all feel pregnant, no symptoms at all), and the "traditional" 20 week ultrasound to check for deformities, organ development, etc. Why in the world would they do a "routine" 30 week? I just don't buy the "to check for growth" reason. It has to be either financially motivated, or even more likely IMO, to tell many mothers that thier baby is too large to be delivered vaginally and they need a c/s. Which as we all know is bunk. Anyway, I'm still disturbed by this two weeks later and just wanted to know if anyone else has heard of a 30 week routine ultrasound, or has any theories as to why this office would engage in this.
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8/26/07 at 11:02am