im pretty crazy about all kinds of crazy health concerns for example when i thought of doing a water birth i decided i'd rather go with my, lead free, plastic free, filtered water bathtub over a birthing tub thats covered in vinyl so yeah i do the whole bit, no plastics, only organic foods, no vax etc etc but when it comes to ultrasounds i just dont see the big deal. I promise they dont cause autism which ive read somewhere, Im sure they are not healthy but to me its important to see a heartbeat early, to see the baby so I can bond and know they are really there, to know earlier if i will miscarry so its not a surprise, and later to know of any conditions that may require a hospital birth over a homebirth or er care at some point. I think the benefits way way outway the risks, now with dd we went overboard. We had ultrasound done at 5, 6, 10, 16, 20 weeks and one more at some point. Most were for reassurance. We did 2 3d ultrasounds just for fun, so yeah thats an example of doing something unhealthy for baby for your own good. I wouldnt do it again. But one or two i think is fair and i dont see a huge risk in it.
Tell me that anyone who has a home dopler can avoid trying to hear the heartbeat like daily for 30 min from like 5 weeks on hahaha At least I do 1 ultrasounda t 10 weeks, see the heartbeat and then im good for a few months. I have a home dopler that ive over usaed in the past few weeks but now that im getting the ultrasound hopefully everything will be fine and i wont use the home dopler unless i dont feel kicking for a good length of time. it was great for that with dd. I would freak out cause i havent felt movement and then i could just get out the dopler and relax immediately