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#31 of 33 Old 02-22-2011, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by morganlefay View Post
I also feel fairly content not having one--I'm not convinced they're 100% safe, and often they indicate problems that don't end up as problems.  So, I guess I'm just "letting go" with this one.

I feel the same way and since I often freak out about potential complications of stuff I am glad to have achieved this level of calm.


I also agree with the comment that says ultrasounds may not pose much of a safety risk but on the population level there isn't much of a benefit shown for routine ultrasounds either.


However, hubby feels very strongly that we should have one and so I decided to get one after all... it's his kid too, and I think it's harder for him because he doesn't have the day-to-day connection to it, feeling it move, etc. that I have.


But if it were up to me and he were neutral on it, I'd take a pass.

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Originally Posted by motherbirthlove View Post

 That's what I hate about these types of procedures... one tends to lead to another.

Exactly why I don't have any ultrasounds.

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I know a family who discovered their daughter's neural tube defect on ultrasound. Because they new about it ahead of time, she was delivered by c-section, avoiding damage to the spine, and she has made huge strides (literally) in terms of being able to walk and have very minimal special needs. A vaginal birth would definitely have damaged her nerves much more. So there's one more anecdote in favor of at least one prenatal ultrasound.


For what it's worth, we did have a stressful time during my second pregnancy, when the initial ultrasound revealed a so-called "soft sign" for Down's syndrome. Further tests did not give any indicators of problems, and I went on to have a normal, healthy delivery of my normal (I think!) healthy son. So I do understand the stress that can accompany false positive tests.


It's not anywhere near the stress of finding out that your baby has an actual medical problem, though.

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